An opportunity to gain new insights & perspectives

"At the edge between the known and the unknown there is a fertile place, full of possibility. Playing at the end can lead us to experience fresh new learning, creativity, joy and wonder"

Steven D'Souza and Diana Renner

Creative techniques are a wonderful way of exploring ourselves, our thoughts and our patterns. Enabling us to look more deeply and more intuitively into what has shaped our lives and what is getting in our way. 

When we are truly ‘lost for words’ using creative techniques to express what we mean provides a unique opportunity to make new associations, gain new perspectives and delve deeper into the heart of the matter. 

Resilience

 

At a time when Resilience is needed by all of us as we navigate our way to the new normal, it’s more important than ever to find new ways of working and new ways of exploring our personal and professional development.

And one of them is the opportunity to work virtually and creatively.  

 

Working creatively opens up a new channel within you, and your clients, and provides a new vocabulary with which to explore what’s going on.

 

Join us in our on-line workshops to creatively explore the 4 primary emotions of Happiness, Anger, Fear and Grief, all of which are hugely relevant to today’s situation and emotions that many people say they are experiencing in some shape or form. 

 

In each session you’ll participate in creative techniques that help build your Resilience and support your personal and professional development. By experiencing them real-time and working on areas that are important to you, you'll feel the power of these creative techniques to open up new perspectives. And by doing so, receive some much-treasured time to reflect on yourself too.

Workshops

All workshops are 10.00 - 11.30am

 

19th May - Anger

5th June - Fear 

12th June - Gratitude

19th June - Grief 

26th June - Happiness

3rd July - Anger 

 

Fee: We would normally charge £30 for each workshop but because of the situation we are all in, we suggest that you pay what you can afford.

To Book

What others say ...

“What makes squiggles on a sheet of paper not just colour, shapes, curves, lines, dots and dashes? When you can translate them into a language that enables you and others to understand your state, your emotions, your thoughts, relationship with yourself and the world outside of you.” 

“What a great time to explore my emotions and pick up some great tips on how to help clients explore theirs.”

 

“I felt it!! And in breakout discussion I started to really think about inside vs outside me or is there such a thing or am I a continuum a matter connected with the rest of everything. Heck. All of that from drawing with a few coloured pens on three pieces of blank white paper. Let’s all get creative!”

To Book

Who are the Workshops for? 

These workshops are suitable for:

 

  • Individuals wanting to know more about themselves - what makes you tick,  what your beliefs, values and behaviours are, where they came from and explore if they are still serving you well. 

  • Coaches, Counsellors or Therapists undergoing their training or fully qualified, who are wishing to explore how creative techniques unlock a deeper conversation with their clients.

  • Mindfulness, Yoga, Pilates and teachers in other affiliated fields who are engaged with developing the whole person.

Don't worry, you don't have to be 'creative' to get the benefit from these workshops!


It's about using alternative ways, other than the spoken word, to express what's going on  - using colour, shapes, writing and other inspiration including the natural world to explore thoughts and behaviours and find a deeper understanding. 

 

For those of us in the coaching, counselling and therapy profession, creative techniques are a welcome addition to our tool-kit and one that Dr Pat Williams, co-founder of the ICF Core Competencies, calls an advanced skill, because, as he puts it,  "it helps clients to get to the unconscious part without words getting in the way." 

By experiencing each exercise, you will come to understand how the tools and techniques work and how powerful they can be in providing you, or your clients, with an opportunity to find new perspectives and gain new insights that help create a positive shift.

Developing yourself or your clients using Creative Techniques 

We’ll be exploring imagery, metaphor, story-telling and kinaesthetic approaches that provide an extra opportunity for you to develop yourself and help clients make new associations, gain fresh perspectives and delve deeper into the heart of the matter.

Storytelling & Metaphor

How do stories from our childhood inform our current lives? Learn how to draw on and use that ancient wisdom and discover other methaphors 

What have you not yet seen?

How we connect with an image or an item tells us many things about how we connect to the world. Explore a variety of ways of offering your client a different view of their world

Writing and doodling

Discover what writing and doodling offer clients to help them explore and express their own myths and dreams

Looking beyond ourselves

The more we connect to the essence of who we are, the easier it is to integrate our experiences and translate them into deeply rewarding connectedness to everything

The Rhythm of Life

When we hear our favourite piece of music it touches our soul and lightens our life. What messages have you still to hear that will enhance your, and your clients rhythm of life?

Coaching with creativity

"I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking"

Albert Einstein

 

We hope to resume our face to face 

"Trio of Workshops" in the autumn

Please Register your interest by emailing us

Trio of workshops 

We’ve designed these 3 workshops to build on one another to explore your relationship with yourself, other people and how you show up in the world, creating a library of creative tools for you.

 

These tools and techniques can be used time and again for your own on-going development, or in a professional capacity as a coach, counsellor or therapist with your clients. 

 

We recommend you attend all 3 workshop to gain the maximum benefit and a full suite of tools, but you are also welcome to attend individual workshops.

Please note: we require you to have attended at least one of our workshops before you attend the Faces workshop.

1

Relating

What's in a name?

Pick a card, any card

Communing with nature

One two BUTTON my shoe

2

Influences

Postcard from where?

Boys and girls come out to play

Telling tales

Mirror images

3

Faces

Angels and demons

Masks

Masquerades

Merging

We hope to resume our face to face 

"Pick & Mix" Workshops in the autumn 

Please Register your interest by emailing us

Pick&Mix Workshops

These workshops are held periodically throughout the year and are designed to provide further opportunities to explore creativity as a means of personal and professional development.

 

Priority booking will be given to people who have already been on one or more of our workshops and themes are based on feedback from our community about what they would like to explore. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Truth,Withholds and Lies Workshop 

Please contact us if you are interested in attending - date TBC

Becoming aware of the choices we are making, all the time, to tell the truth, withhold information or tell a lie is, for most of us, an on-going challenge. And to complicate matters, we often feel 'right' in withholding or lying because we believe we are protecting someone's feelings or saving them some hurt. But withholds and lies are both a form of self-deception. This is why raising those choices from the unconscious to the conscious level, matters.

Do you always tell the truth? 

Is it ok to tell white lies and withhold information?

When do you lie and why?

What other choices do you have?

 

Join us as we explore our individual approaches to truth, withholds and lies and the underlying behaviours that can result in self-deception, distortion, defensiveness and denial. 

 
 

Dates

Trio of Workshops

10.30am – 2.30pm 

Please register your interest by emailing us

September 2020

October 2020

November2020

Pick&Mix Workshops

10.30am – 2.30pm 

Please register your interest by emailing us

Next topic

Truth, Withholds and Lies

Venue

Our venue is the Wokingham Waterside Centre, which is actually at the entrance to Thames Valley Park at the end of the A329 and very easy to get to. It also has its own free car park. 

Wokingham Waterside Centre

Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading,

RG6 1PQ

CPD Hours 

CPD Certificate of Attendance for each day

21 hour CPD Certificate in Creative Coaching if attend all 3 workshops

 
WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Such a positive and inspiring session! An unusual experience but very enlightening."

 "It was fabulous, such fun and I absolutely loved it. I highly recommend it!  I’ve used some of the approaches already and they work wonderfully well." 

" I have picked up some excellent ideas on how to introduce creativity into my coaching and facilitation" 

"I found these workshops energising and re-affirming of who I am, both in my professional and personal identity"

About Christina & Lindsey

Christina Bachini

 I have been working as a team facilitator, consultant and executive development coach for over 35 years. I trained as a humanistic psychologist and counsellor in the early 1980′s and then went on to develop skills as an NLP Trainer, hypnotherapist and Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling Practitioner. I'm also an  individual and group coach Supervisor.

I bring a background in understanding the deep structure of what is happening for people and I work to raise awareness to what is happening at a unconscious level.

Lindsey Wheeler

After a successful career in the Tech sector in sales & marketing I found myself leading EMEA organisational development & training. It was through this that I finally found my real calling, to help people live the life they want and qualified as an NLP coach. My approach is to help clients find clarity, focus and momentum using all, and any, tools or models at my disposal to help them get there. 

CIPD NLP 

 

Contact

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email. 

Christina Bachini 

07970 745356‬

EMAIL: christina@chrysalis-awakening.me

Lindsey Wheeler

07771 872709 ‬

EMAIL: infosafireconsulting@gmail.com