Sense and nonsense of workshops…(part8)
July 21, 2007
What do you need a workshop potentially for?
Because you need affirmation – how important is this?
If you say, this is very important for me because all my life no-one ever really appreciated what I was doing, this would be sad and very de-motivating. So taking all your courage and subscribing to a workshop might be your chance to change something in your life and get your affirmation. It is up to you and might be even cheaper than visiting the therapist each week.
Think about what you want in your life, think about what you would love to do and what makes you content. Think about the dreams you have had and given up only because someone told you, they are unlikely to come true. But we all need dreams and we all need a goal to work for in order to give our life some meaning and content. Attending a workshop that challenges and supports your creativity might be the first step.
Working in a loose group might initiate that little spark in you that opens the door for a whole new world. We all know that being part of a team is also some kind of competition on a very subconscious level. It might encourage your eagerness to contribute your thoughts and ideas, it definitely will foster your joy creating something that will be recognised by your team members. As I already explained, the synergy, that grows in a well working group, will reflect on you and help you to become more self-assured.
No-one will critisize you and turn you down – on the contrary it will be refreshing for you and you might even feel something completely new: being accepted.
I know that for many people creating art has become a healing power for the soul and thus for the whole body. Working with your hands or even exclusively with your head (perhaps taking a writer’s course when you are interested in writing) – when writing – takes you away from the daily routine, from all those frustrations which make us sick from time to time.
So don’t underestimate the pure joy of playing with colours, maybe with clay, fabric or any other material you might be interested in. The essence lies in creating something out of raw materials and finishing it. When you realize you want to deepen the new knowledge there are plenty of opportunities. If you just want to play and see where it leads you to – do it. Start small and grow with your expectations. Don’t set the bar too high but also not too low if you are serious with your new plans.
Today there are so many opportunities out there that you just need to check out on the internet for your interests. Do some research on your favourite keywords and you will find anything you might be looking for. Check out groups in your neighborhood – you might even find people who share the same interests.
So if you want to change something in your life it is up to you to make the first step. Just do it.