What happens at Soul Creative Circle sessions?
At Soul Creative Circle, I am to provide participants with a safe space in which they feel held, heard and empowered to be and express themselves authentically.
Sessions aims are focussed on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing strategy - take a look at the aims below:
Increased connection & social wellbeing.
Builds connections in a safe space.
Provides space for self care.
Supports positive mental health & mindfulness.
Decrease in anxiety.
Increase in self worth.
Empowers participants to be themselves.
Provides an outlet for all feelings.
Gentle approach to tackling deep issues.
Increased self esteem.
Provides a tool for stress management & reflection.
Aids compassionate mind theory.
Builds self awareness.
Builds emotional awareness.
How do sessions work?
Each session begins with a settling activity so that participants are guided and encouraged to focus solely on themselves and their needs for the session. The core of the session is time to connect, create, ponder, reflect and muse over the given prompts and the end of each session finishes with an opportunity to share work or discuss thoughts and feelings that arose. Where necessary or desired, participants will also be provided with a grounding activity to round off the session.
By providing inspirational tasks and prompts that explore all manner of subject areas, participants are invited to respond and create freely using materials they have brought along or that are provided. There is no expectation to create a perfect product by the end of each session and the mantra of “process over product” is key to this work having maximum impact for its participants.
Whilst it is lovely to share our ideas, stories and creations, there is never an obligation to do this. The work participants create is for them and them alone. Should participants want to share it, there is always space to do so. The aim of the sessions is never to fix one another, or offer solutions to individual problems. But instead, to meet participants where they are at current and provide space and time to reflect and work on themselves through the medium of creativity.
When accessing Soul Creative Circle sessions, participants do not need to have any creative experience to join the circle. All participants are gently encouraged and given permission to leave their desire for perfection and place their expectations of themselves at the door - thus adopting Divergent Thinking models. As participants move through each session, creation becomes freer and deeper and the process of reflecting through creating can be life changing and powerful.