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Have you been wanting to make changes but feel unsure where to begin?

Maybe you’re craving something different but are unwilling to rock your current boat for fear of capsizing in a sea of uncertainty. 

Our courses will help you move forward. 

Making change takes courage. It is not easy. But it is absolutely possible. And once you’re on your way, you’ll be so glad you started! 

When we connect with our creativity, we have an infinite resource that can help with everything from navigating decisions to averting overwhelm. It’s the perfect antidote to life’s stresses and challenges.

We will be with you every step of the way, keeping you company and cheering you on. What’s more – we will make it fun! 

Don’t settle for feeling invisible. Life is there for the taking. Connecting with your creativity will make it easier. More joyful. More purposeful. It is time to take up space.

“ A great day full of laughter, caring and sharing (and great food)”

- Tamsin, Treasure Seeker, 2023

Treasure Seekers (with Melissa and/or Sam)

Looking for a day out with a difference, a hen party to remember or a  brilliant birthday party? This will make your heart sing!

So many of us walk around with our heads full of thoughts, barely noticing the world around us. Once we start paying attention, there is a lot of joy to be had!

We set you a series of tasks, designed to springboard your creativity. You will be surprised and delighted. Play around with the edges of your comfort zone – expect belly laughs and lots of ‘ah-ha’ moments.

We spend the morning outside (weather permitting) and then hunker down for the afternoon. By the end of the adventure, you’ll be invigorated and inspired. You’ll eat delicious food, have a lot of fun and leave with loads of  ideas about how you can make everyday more exciting.

“We set out to design a day that brings together the best elements of some of the many courses we’ve been on over the years. And we think we’ve nailed it! Moments of connection, reflection, of joy and of silliness – a safe space to explore. And, of course, there will be cake. Get inspired – look at yourself and wherever you live through fresh eyes and come away feeling more joyful, more alive.”

"Sam created just the right mix of challenge and support to enable participants to step safely out of their comfort zones”

Write to the heart with Sam

This one-day writing workshop is for anyone who harbours a curiosity about their writing potential whilst wondering how it can be used to gain direction and perspective.

You will use a range of creative writing exercises to help you connect with your heart’s desires.

It will give writers at any level of experience greater confidence in and clarity about their writing.

You will learn about yourself as a writer and a person.

By the end of the session, you will have

  • Explored what is most important to you
  • Used a range of writing skills to find different ways of expressing this
  • Begun to develop a unique writing style and identified what writing medium best suits your needs / desire for expression
  • Had the opportunity to share extracts of writing and learning/reflection
  • Received feedback (if desired)

You will come away feeling clearer about who you are and what you want from your life. You will have an action plan for future development and be inspired to continue exploring the potential for writing your way to a more fulfilling existence.

"They say everyone has a novel in them. That may or may not be true, but I honestly believe that expressing ourselves in the written word is a powerful way to understand who we are and what we want. A way to really listen to ourselves; to write ourselves home.
I started writing for catharsis and to process my feelings and experiences. I ended up performing my poetry, writing plays and have recently started my first novel.
Wherever you are on that continuum, this course will support you to explore your writing voice in a supportive environment.
Do contact me if you’d like to discuss."
Sam

“Melissa has created a wonderful course full of playful and joyful exercises”

- Caroline, Take Up Space, 2023

Take Up Space with Melissa

This course offers the foundation for lasting change. 

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that you’re playing small? Want more from life but always seem to end up talking yourself out of bright ideas. Making changes feels tricky. They don’t call it a comfort zone for nothing! However, life is short. We have a choice – play safe or seek adventure. We can help make it feel easier. 

Each week, we will look at a different theme and explore how creative practices can support us to live more freely. 

We will cover:

  • Using the NHS 5 ways to wellbeing as a foundation for brighter living
  • Resistance 
  • Procrastination
  • Overwhelm
  • Embracing change
  • Taking up space 

By the end of course, you will 

  • Have new tools to improve your self-awareness
  • Explore your relationship with barriers to change
  • Have clear strategies for managing personal challenges
  • Develop an action plan for connecting with your bold, brave self and living a brighter life.

You’ll develop new ways of responding to familiar feelings and build the foundation of a creative toolkit that you’ll be able to turn to time and time again.

As a bonus, you’ll also get a 30-minute 1:1 follow-up call. Space for you to talk about your experience of the course and discuss any questions you have about how to turn theory into practice.

We will take it gently. There will be no putting-on-the-spot, just encouragement and mutual support from a bunch of lovely people. You’ll leave feeling creative, inspired and ready to take up space.

"I used to walk around with a head full of busy thoughts… and then I realised how much I was missing out on. It’s not a perfect science - I still catch myself going down some rabbit holes! Difference is, nowadays I know how to get out before I go too deep. I’ve learned how to live more in the present moment. Life feels more joyful, more of the time. And creativity has played a huge part in that. It’s these lessons I want to share, so others can live more easily."
Melissa

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