Philosophy & Food
Food is unarguably central to our well-being. Good, wholesome, nourishing food is essential to our health. Yet despite its abundance and there being so much nutritional information, why is it that there is so much ill health and confusion. What can being present, using reason, and ancient words of wisdom teach us about good nutrition? Come and explore!
Creativity: Lighting The Path to Self Awareness
From time immemorial, humans have used creative expression through art to communicate our innermost desires and to express our yearning for the Divine. In a modern world where we rely on scientific process to analyse and explain the material dimension of life, it can be easy to disengage from what is known at a deep level: the inexplicable, the infinite and the eternal. We may have difficulty connecting with our spirituality; we may no longer hear the messages that are available to us through our material world, and which we access through our intuition. Transpersonal art therapy offers a creative pathway into the spiritual and intuitive aspects of being human.
During this session, we will engage in a short meditation and simple art exercise to demonstrate how art therapy can privilege the unconscious and put us in touch with our deeper knowing. It will be a peaceful experience - there will be “being and doing”, rather than a lot of talking. No artistic ability is required – you are innately creative (whether you believe it or not!). I encourage you to receive this as an opportunity to get some clarification on an issue that troubles you, to give your inner critic some time off, and to explore a modality you might have dismissed before as “not for me”.
Iris Whitelock is a Transpersonal Art Therapist specialising in working with mature women who know they have more to contribute in their lives, but might not be sure what that is. “I help them clarify and focus on what fires them up. They learn to express their wisdom, abilities and creativity on their own terms. By stepping into their own power, they reclaim their confidence, energy and joy; they create a future that is meaningful and rewarding”.