Second Chances Creativity Retreat

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For those who thought they lost their creativity, and for those who want to take theirs to the next level.

Do you want to write wonder-full and inspiring words, create a picture that expresses who you really are, be immersed in a full flow of ideas every time you need them?

I’ll be honest – there’s no way I (or anyone else!) can “teach” creativity. It can’t be taught – because it’s an innate skill we all have. It’s part of the package that comes with language, music, and intuition that we’re all born with. However, evoking and encouraging creativity can be taught, and it’s fun to learn.

You’ll get a chance to:

  • Identify and explore your “Creative Type”so you know what to do and what not to struggle with
  • What your strengths areand how to enhance them
  • Make something by yourself and in collaboration with othersso you get the feeling of being in the flow
  • Get “Gremlin Vocational Training”so you can get your blocks turned around and working for you

You’ll come away with:

  • At least one finished project
  • A plan of action for your next project or current works in progress
  • Tips for creative ways around your weakness rather than focusing on them
  • The best way to work that’s right for you, not based on what others do.
  • Ideas and inspiration for future projects
  • A support system that will nurture you going forward

When: October 23, 2015 – October 25, 2015
Where: Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos California (nestled in the foothills surrounding the Silicon Valley)

What you’ll need:

A detailed list will be provided upon registration. However, at minimum, you’ll need:

A notebook or journal, your favorite writing instruments, and an open mind.

BONUS: The first 6 5 registrants will receive a free idea journal!

Tentative schedule of events:

Friday, October 23 

  • 7pm – 9pm: Registration and Orientation

Saturday, October 24 

  • 7am – 8am: Full breakfast (included; eat hearty, ’cause your brain will need it!)
  • 8am – 12pm: FUN creativity juice, play, exploration.
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch (included)
Afternoon/evening:
You have the opportunity to keep creating, or walk in the park, meditate, go shopping, brainstorm with others, take a nap, or an optional excursion to Hakone Japanese Gardens in Saratoga (weather permitting). This is YOUR time – it’s a retreat from the rest of your life. Take advantage!
 

Sunday, October 25

  • 7am – 8am: Full breakfast (included; eat hearty, ’cause your brain will need it!)
  • 8am – 12pm: Recap of Saturday. More FUN creativity juice, play, exploration. Closing
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch (included)
Afternoon/evening:
You have the opportunity to keep creating, or walk in the park, meditate, go shopping, brainstorm with others, take a nap, or just hang out. This is YOUR time – it’s a retreat from the rest of your life. Take advantage!

Note: Room at the Lodge is not included in registration. When you register, you will receive a code for a discounted room rate (normally about $135 per night, it will be closer to $100 per night). A minimum of 5 people registered at the Lodge are required to hold the retreat, so please register early!