If this sounds like you or someone you know, you may be in need of a Creative Intervention:

  1. You’re confused about your life in general
  2. You’re feeling stuck in your career or relationships
  3. You feel you have more potential than you are currently experiencing
  4. You need some clarity. What do you need to release to be able to focus on a brighter tomorrow
  5. You lack conviction or follow-through with changes or plans
  6. You don’t like how you feel emotionally; you’re angry, depressed anxious…
  7. Your health is suffering
  8. You participate in addictive behavior — food, internet, fear or worry, TV, negativity, are all forms of addictive behavior.
  9. You are feeling out of balance or disconnected
  10. You are feeling restless or overwhelmed in your personal and professional life


If you replied yes to any one of these, you are a perfect candidate for a creative intervention. So what will a Creative Intervention do for you and what do you do about it?


What will a Creative Intervention do for you?

    • It will help you regain an energetic outlook to life’s challenges.
    • It will help you reconnect with your inner joy.
    • It will help you gain clarity as to what blocks you from achieving your highest potential and happiness.
    • It will help you develop tools for continuing a higher level of joy and inner connection.
    • It will help you gain a sense of balance.
    • It will help you feel that possibilities that you never imagined are open to you.
    • It will help you feel that life can be fun and fulfilling.


A Creative Intervention can be something you develop on your own to gain strategies toward your goals. I have found through years of practice that most people find a Creative Intervention in a group setting is even more powerful and easier at the same time.


5 Benefits of being involved in a group retreat or workshop.

  1. You are able to relax into the experience of the creative process and as a result are more open to explore what is fun for you.
  2. You can use the energy of the group to help catapult your process rather than doing this in isolation.
  3. You can help push your boundaries of growth more in a group setting than working alone.
  4. You can be an inspiration to others (and visa versa) which boosts our incentive to do even more.
  5. You can have your commitment to self-care witnessed in front of others to boost this process.


Some aspect of a Creative Intervention may be the exploration of:


  • Letting go of false beliefs. Everyone has been criticized about their creativity, whatever form it took. Sometimes this happens so early we are not able to recall the freedom of creativity with criticism.
  • Being open to change. Replace false beliefs with what is true.
  • Letting go of the outcome. It is the process of doing that gives us the joy we are seeking. It is the ego that wishes to control the outcome of what we do.
  • What moves you the most. Music, writing, dancing, drawing… Select the form you feel touches your spirit the most but mix it up occasionally.
  • Avoiding obstacles that could get in the way of implementing the practice. Get support. Support will give us that added energy to move through creativity. Joining a workshop or group session with like-minded people can be very exhilarating.
  • Giving yourself positive affirmations and believe in yourself. Be gentle and kind with your creative spirit. Even though it is always there, you are maybe just reintroducing yourself to it. Foster it with kindness.


Teresa Van Lanen is a Life Coach who conducts presentations, seminars, workshops, teleclasses and other events that help people reconnect with their creative spirit and to move into more joyful and productive life. Explore the workshop “Your Creative Spirit” Held at the Christine Center December 2-4th. For products and services visit Teresa at www.makingartoflife.com. Sign up for a free quiz to gauge how much creative energy you have and other tips. Follow Teresa on Twitter and Facebook as well.



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