Mindful Creativity: Developing the Most Important Skill of the 21st Century

Mindful Creativity will train you to bring creative and innovative thinking to your professional life. We will use stories, exercises, and practical recommendations to help you discover, practice, and develop your own creative abilities. Simply stated, creativity is the ability to take information from a variety, often disparate, sources and meld those ideas into new and novel ways of thinking about or solving a problem. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while being aware of one’s own physical and emotion sensations without allowing them to become overwhelming. For creativity, mindfulness is increasingly being understood as a vital skill, allowing people to better observe and understand what is needed and what successful outcomes look like as a framework to develop creative solutions. There is a growing need to understand what creativity is and how anyone can improve their creativity skills. This workshop will apply the practice of mindfulness to the understanding of creative practice allowing anyone open to the possibilities to improve their ability for creative thought.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand how important creativity will be to remain competitive in an increasingly automated world
  • Improve creativity though practical and immediately usable exercises
  • Practice mindfulness to improve creative thought
  • Use creativity as a skill that can be applied in a variety of situations