There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. MARTHA GRAHAM
You are the project
Responding to pressure by rushing, rather than reflecting, we can become like machines. We're not. And the cost can be high: illness, burnout, anxiety, insomnia, negative stress and suffering in our relationships.
A heart attack claims one Australian woman's life every 2 hours. Studies link stress to high blood pressure and sustained exposure to stress hormones changes the way blood clots, increasing the risk of heart attack.
My creative coaching and consulting brings together introspective, imaginative and mindful methods great for calming, enriching and harnessing the busy mind for good!
Sure, my methods are creative and folks worry about the talent thing... "I don't have a creative bone in my body!" they might say. But that's not true. Here's the thing:
Research has found that 98% of 4-5 year olds are creative geniuses. So you had it then and can develop it again!
And Professor Barbara Kerr found that only 22 percent of your creative ability is determined by your biology!
Why is this important? Your creativity can be a way back to knowing who you are and what really matters to you.
Sometimes stuff happens that triggers a re-evaluation of what really matters
Have you ever felt like you were transplanted from ‘the plan’ into an entirely different story in a matter of seconds?
It may have been a health issue or a major change at work... there's a long list of things that shift our priorities around.
Navigating your own way takes courage. And you don't have to go it alone.
Immersed in making, your brain is so busy it can't worry!
Stress hormones can lower substantially while engaged in the simplest of creative tasks, even for those who think they have no creative talent.
In the midst of upheaval, being creative can seem counter-intuitive, but from a neuroscience perspective...
When you're being creative, you're far more able to think clearly and laterally, just when you need it most
With twenty plus years experience as an artist, and the last eleven teaching and coaching, I've been researching, mentoring and nurturing my own and others' creativity for a long time.
In retrospect, I had all the signs of burnout in my early thirties. I was a Physiotherapist and changed track, however, developed a serious health issue in 2011. My desire to bridge coaching and creativity became realised out of my own recovery experience. However, that took some years to figure out!
Combining coaching for well-being, neuroscience, mindfulness and creativity with my desire to be of service and a lot of curiosity, you'll discover how you can be an exciting project!
Ways to find out more about coaching:
1. Call directly: +61 417249175
2. Leave a message here on Suzanne's Contact page
What they said:
I engaged with Suzanne in one of her coaching programs and, what an interesting experience!...What I experienced was a time of healing - old wounds, assumptions, hurts... I’ve done similar work in the past but this experience took me deeper into what needed to be cleared, so as a result I feel like I’ve shed so much constriction around who I am and what’s possible for me. I feel a greater sense of openness and more equanimity with regard to giving and receiving. What's interesting is that the older we get, the more we think we've gotten past all of that old "stuff" but in truth, when you deliberately revisit your past self, in this deeply guided way, you realize that it's all still there and the only way to heal is by saying what needs to be said. That's what you'll experience with this very moving process. CAROLYNE SIMI, CEO, C.P.C.
It’s almost a year since I completed my 6-month coaching program. The biggest thing I got out of working with Suzanne was confidence; I became more self-assured and stronger. I found contentment and came to understand that there’s often hard stuff to deal with, but these are opportunities for personal growth. I certainly grew! Feeling more calm within, I’m also able to see and understand others better and accept them for who they are, aware of what I’m responsible for. Overall, the impact has been empowering – thank you Suzanne! JANET ANGUS
Suzanne helps us realise our creative potential. She applies high level skills and expertise in her field, with a warm, caring approach and down-to-earth wisdom. She has a rare gift for gently guiding deep thought and drawing out the innate creativity that we all possess but often don’t explore for various reasons. She is a trusted guide on a journey to enrich our inner life and nurture our creative self. ROBERT PAINTER
You’ve got serious skills Suzanne, in helping people to creatively “see” what they may not be able to see in themselves! This has been my experience of you, as your suggestions to me early-on in our work together have been of immense help to me and, I believe, my business! BRUCE MANAKA