Unlocking Creativity: 3 Wild Practices for Opening Your Self-Expression
Anyone with a creative dream knows that the journey does not come without creative blocks and obstacles. I teamed up with two of the most creative and expressive women I know to have a conversation about the unique and wild ways that we connect with our authentic self, move past creative blocks, and embody our most exciting visions.
Three Practices for Creative Self-Expression:
1. Dance as meditation
"Dance meditation and authentic movement are based on listening to the sensations in the body really closely and letting those translate into a movement expression. It's a lot more focused on what it feels like on the inside of your body and moving with that rather than what it looks like on the outside."
"Sensing and moving in a dance space can then cross over to when you're going about your life out in the world. How do you tap into yourself and your intuition and then use that to guide your actions and decisions? I always orient around tuning in to how I'm really feeling inside and then using that to translate that sensation into an action. I view the dance floor as the practice ground for that process of tuning in and expressing out, for all the other areas of our lives where we get to tune in and express out. Everything is a dance."
- Lauren Pass Erickson, Somatic Therapist
The Following Practice Can Be Done With Music or in Silence:
2. Exploring a new expressive arts medium
"When I sit down with my clients or to my own practice, I'm inviting myself and others to go inward to figure out what wants to be expressed outwardly. We are all made of this beautiful energy. Our emotions are energy, our thoughts are energy, our movements are energy, and a lot of times when we hold that energy in and we're not expressing it outwards, that's when our bodies start to become ill and we start to feel di-ease, uncomfortable, or mental health challenges. What I do is invite people to find their own language of expression."
- Janis Dochterman, Expressive Arts Therapist
Encourage Creative Energy to Move By Exploring a New "Language":
3. Sensual Eating
"Sensual eating is about learning to open you senses, slow down, give gratitude, and be in relationship with what you're eating as a way to expand your capacity to bring pleasure into your life."
"Embodiment is key to sensual eating. It all flows from the knowledge of embodiment and how important embodiment is in terms of being in tune with yourself, and then accessing your intuition and creativity. What I teach is tuning in to what your body is telling you about what you want and don't want."
- Lindsey Aronson, Sex and Relationships Coach
Choose a Food that You Enjoy for the Following Practice:
Self-care is integral to creative expression. If we are feeling exhausted, over extended, or are letting our energy seep out into things that don't serve us, we won't have any juice left for the things that light us up.
"The more we nourish ourselves and bring things in, the more we will be able to tap into that creative flow state. The more we feed ourselves, the more the things outside of us flow." - Janis
This team of amazing women (along with two others: a vocal coach and a sensual sovereignty mentor) have crafted an 8-week online creative empowerment program for women called
WEWILDE: Women Empowering Women via Intuition, Love, Dance, and Expression.
If you are ready to...
* Feel a deeper connection with your intuition so that you can live a more fulfilling life
* Build more confidence so that you improve the way you show up for yourself and in the world
* Deeply explore your senses so that you feel more connected with your sensuality
* Belong to a group of empowered women so that you feel supported and not alone
* Believe in yourself so that you can live in your creative purpose
...then it's time for you to join us!
Learn more and apply now at www.wewilde.live