Creativity retreats in Italy
"There is nothing more important and vital to life than creativity…all successful human endeavour is founded on it. You see, once you externalise the inner world of your imagination, a shift occurs and you glow; both you and the planet glow, and change takes place"
OUR FABULOUS WEEKENDS IN ITALY
Our 2014 calendar, amongst other tasty items, includes the following:
- Creativity Workshops with Michael Eldridge, where we happily play and create with images and words, rediscovering the innate creativity within ourselves.
- BIG painting. with Michelle Rumney and Mike Eldridge; BIG paintings, a delicious romp with huge imagery
- Hunting the Heart of The Blue Deer . Healing and Art with Eleanor Darley
- Word and Image, A creative discovery weekend, playing with words and images; splashing paint and writing Haikus. With Colin Pink and Mike Eldridge
- Energetics. A relaxing weekend in the sunshine, in the pool and in the shade of our olive grove with Liliana Pivato and Gianni Gerroti, learning to balance body and mind with Watsu and Longevity energetics (which is a bit like Qi Kung but more powerful)
- Sacred Sound and Voice; sourcing the magic of the music within you. Very powerful. With Jules Heavens
- ONE2ONE Creativity weekends in Italy. For individuals who perhaps aren't able to get to any of our weekend dates, or perhaps are not too keen on group work. These may be followed up by our mentor programme via SKYPE should this be desired.
It is creative apperception more than anything else that makes the individual feel that life is worth living. Contrasted with this is a relationship to external reality which is one of compliance, the world and its details being recognised but only as something to be fitted in with or demanding adaptation. Compliance carries with it a sense of futility for the individual and is associated with the idea that nothing matters and that life is not worth living. In a tantalising way many individuals have experienced just enough of creative living to recognise that for most of their time they are living uncreatively, as if caught up in the creativity of someone else, or of a machine.
D.W Winnicott, 'Playing and Reality'