When I experience challenging times, as I am experiencing right now, I find that everything in my life is affected. Not only are my closest relationships affected, but I have more upset stomachs, headaches and body aches. I have a harder time focusing and often don't feel like expressing my creativity. If I'm not careful, my dreams become more intense and I tend to experience nightmares.
I know that making art or music or doing some dance or movement or writing can help keep me grounded and less anxious. I know and have experienced over and over again the healing power of the Arts.
But sometimes I just don't feel creative---or not very. As days go by without making something, even a cake, I can start to become downright depressed.
Well, believe it or not, dreams and dreaming can help.
Yes, dream recall helps boost creativity! Recent studies found that people who kept a daily dream journal improved their performance on tests measuring key components of creativity.
So if you too are feeling anxious or down or just feel the need to express or create something but feel stuck, I will be offering two workshops at the Vivid Expressions studio during the month of March to help get those creative juices flowing.
Jump Start Your Creativity: Imagination is the first in the "Jump Start" series that will include future workshops in creative writing and intuitive painting. We will be doing a variety of really fun, lively exercises and creative play to dust the cobwebs off the brain.
Creative Dreams Workshop is the other offering next month. This will be the first in a series over the next 6 months where together we will explore Dreamtime and the Dream World. We will share our dreams and our interpretations. We will also explore what the different types of dreams are and different ways to use this powerful tool in our own lives as well as for the communities we live in.
These workshops start in March, so stayed tuned for more info to come in the days ahead!