Oct 30: Letting Go of Emotional Burdens

What would it be like to let go of something you’ve been holding onto for years? Perhaps it’s an emotional burden you’ve been carrying, an unhelpful belief about yourself or a feeling you’ve been trying to ignore for years and finally want to release.

ArtIFS is a powerful modality that uses creativity in a new way. You don’t need to be able to draw — just an open mind and the willingness to put pen to paper. An ArtIFS experience gives you the time and place to compassionately invite your mind to open itself to new possibilities. The possibility of hope, and more, where there was none.

This experience will be an opportunity to:
• Explore deeper into the story of why you’re carrying a burden. The what, where, whys.
• Honour the journey you’ve been on
• Find out what hinders release
• Start and solidify the process of transformation

Connect to your inner wisdom and help yourself move forward.

Plan
• Take part in a set of creative exercises designed to encourage an open and empowered state of mind (no artistic ability needed)
• Approach and understand your own topic of focus through the systems-based, creative lens of ArtIFS
• Learn to use effective communication skills within your own mind to help yourself arrive at solutions that represent all of you
• Group discussion

Price: £50. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/letting-go-of-emotional-burdens-tickets-28526142460

Location: William Morris House, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 ISD
Pre-registration is required as places are limited.

Oct 23: Creative Problem Solving

Take a part of your life you’re curious about or struggling with and find out how much you really know about it.

Our minds carry more information than we think. In this workshop, you’ll be able to map out anything relevant to a topic that’s important to you. This is a time and place for you to compassionately invite your mind to open itself fully so you can identify and communicate with the voices behind the pro and cons lists and the back-and-forths dilemmas.

You’ll be able to see further and wider to arrive at solutions that truly honour your wellbeing and personal values, facilitated by creative exercises based on a systemic therapeutic approach called IFS.

There is no reason to stay stuck for longer than you want to be. Connect to your inner wisdom and help yourself move forward.

Plan

• Take part in a set of creative exercises designed to encourage an open and empowered state of mind (no artistic ability needed)
• Approach and understand your own topic of focus through the systems-based, creative lens of ArtIFS
• Learn to use effective communication skills within your own mind to help yourself arrive at solutions that represent all of you
• Group discussion

Materials will be provided.

Price – £35. Save £15 in total if you also invest in our Letting Go of Emotional Burdens workshop, running on 30/10/2016.

Location – Lingfield Room, Wimbledon Village Hall, The Ridgeway, SW19 4QD

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-problem-solving-tickets-28525305958
Pre-booking is required as places are limited

Oct 26: Creativity-IFS Global Working Group Call

A new IFS working group focusing on Creativity is starting up on October 26 at 7-8.30 PM GMT.
(11 AM-12.30 PM Pacific, 2-3.30 PM Eastern)

The purpose of this group is to enhance the IFS community’s knowledge and skill in applying IFS concepts creatively.

This first meeting will include

(1) An overview of how IFS is being applied using art in the UK,
(2) Time slot for call participants to present their work,
(3) Discussions on how we can all gain the most from this group,
(4) Deciding on the next call, and last but not least,
(5) Setting up any meets during the IFS conference!

If you are interested in participating and/or presenting and getting feedback on your own work, please send an email to info@artifs.org.

Thanks and may the Self be with you!

Aug 21: Seeing Past Depression

Do you have trouble finding energy or motivation? You may wonder why life is at a standstill for you. Perhaps you compare yourself to others who seem to live happier lives or judge yourself for not making the changes you know will help you out.

Welcome to a workshop where you will have the time and guidance to understand more deeply what’s keeping you from a more fulfilling life. Facilitated by simple, creative exercises based on a systems-based therapeutic approach called IFS, this is the time and place for you to be with the stuck parts of yourself with openness, curiosity and compassion.

Take the first step and connect to your inner wisdom and help yourself move forward.

Workshop Plan

  • Take part in a creative exercise designed to encourage an open and empowered state of mind (no artistic ability needed)
  • Approach and understand yourself through the lens of ArtIFS
  • Group discussion

Materials will be provided.

Time: Sunday, August 21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Road, London SW6 1LY (map)

Buy tickets here. Pre-registration is required as places are limited (Early Bird prices available online).

Nov 13: ArtIFS Workshop in Rhode Island, U.S.

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been invited to host a three hour workshop at the Internal Family Systems summit in Rhode Island on November 13.

This workshop will be strongly experiential while providing a stronger theoretical foundation on ArtIFS. We will also provide an overview of how various creative processes have already been linked with IFS around the world.

More information and registration is available at the Center for Self Leadership.

Hope to see you there!

Drawing for Self Leadership – An ArtIFS Workshop

Learn how to use drawing to develop self leadership at the London Creativity and Wellbeing Week (no artistic skills necessary).

Time slots:
Sunday, June 19, 2.30-4.15 PM

Join the founders of ArtIFS, Nadine Menezes and Andreas Michael, to learn how to use drawing to develop self leadership. This ArtIFS workshop provides an introduction to a structured framework that uses the arts to develop the natural leadership capabilities present in everyone.

Participate in a fun and relaxing workshop where you will meet like-minded people and take home valuable tools to help you better connect with the wisdom you already carry inside yourself. ArtIFS can be a guide on your creative journey towards greater compassion and appreciation for yourself and others.

The workshop will involve:

  • Simple drawing exercises (no artistic ability is needed)
  • A facilitated exercise where you can learn to see your own drawings through the lens of ArtIFS
  • Group discussion and voluntary sharing

Drawing materials will be provided.

Nadine and Andreas are both trained in a ground-breaking therapeutic approach that aims to strengthen the inner leadership of individuals. They look forward to sharing their excitement and passion with you!

Participate in a fun and relaxing workshop where you will meet like-minded people and take home valuable tools to help you better connect with the wisdom you already carry inside yourself.

Reserve a place