I'm looking forward to leading a sesison on Nonverbal Creativity for Sensing and Sense-Making at the Project Renaissnace Learning & Creativity Doublefest today (my 13th year in a row presenting there). If you are in the DC area, it's not too late to join this small conference for a day. I love this unconventional event - every year Win Wenger (founder of P.R. and author of The Einstein Factor and 39 other prolific creative thinking/mnd/brain/intelligence books) attracts a fascinating, diverse mix of participants and presenters from around the world to his event. It is so different each time, and I always come back feeling expanded. I know it's late notice (just thought about it), but if you are around today, come join me for:
Nonverbal Creativity for Sensing and Sense-Making
Where the wisdom of the "silent retreat" meets whole-brain creativity in a collective group field
This lively and fun session is about actively engaging whole-brain, sensory creative process in real time, going beyond what you consciously "know" and stepping into more of your Creative Self. It is about expanding the playing field beyond habitual ways of thinking and being into energized presence and deepened embodiment and bringing back new insights and discoveries for sense-making.
Creativity flourishes by engaging the non-habitual. By not using words, you access different parts of your brain and present-moment awareness. Your other senses becomes heightened. By doing this with a group, a collective co-creative field is developed. You have access to the creativity not only in your self, but also that in the "group field" where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The results are the emergence of new perspectives, perceptions and experiences; easier access to the "creative flow" state; and an increased number of "ahas" and novel connections.
In this session, we will use the silence as a creative resource, along with a variety of focused creative practices from the worlds of story, improv, movement and creative thinking. Leave with an expanded concept of Self; practices you can use at home for increased awareness and sense-making; ability to see situations from a novel perspective; increased presence and in-the-moment awareness. And have fun doing it!