Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Portrait of your future self - workshop

“Watch your thoughts for they become words, watch your words for they become actions, watch your actions for they become habits, watch your habits for they become character, and watch your character for it becomes your destiny.” – Lao-Tzu

One of the most difficult things for humans is to handle is the uncertainty of the future.  What will I be doing a year from now?  Five years from now?  What will happen in a particular situation? We all try very hard to control what we can and let go of the rest, but it’s not easy. 

If we get quiet enough to listen, I believe we can envision a future that encompasses ourselves as we are meant to be.  Everything starts with a thought.  How often do you imagine bad things that might happen?   What would happen if instead you allow yourself to imagine yourself at your best, finding your destiny? 

This workshop is designed to help you access that vision of the future using the nonverbal part of your brain. Martha Beck, the well-known life coach and author, says “creating art shifts consciousness out of the verbal part of the brain and into the more creative, intuitive, and sensory brain regions…the verbal region processes about forty bits of information per second.  The nonverbal processes about eleven million bits per second.  You do the math.”  In other words, doing art is good for you and helps you solve problems without really trying!

In this all-day workshop we will do:

·         a warm-up art exercise

·         a walking meditation

·         a writing exercise

·         a finished self-portrait (literal or non-literal) incorporating your writing and art. 

All materials, as well as a morning snack, will be supplied. Bring a sack lunch.

You do not need to be an artist or have any art experience to take part in this workshop.  You just need to want to delve deeper into your authentic self and express who you are. 

This workshop is offered this time at an introductory price because it is brand new and because it may be recorded for promotional purposes.


All supplies included

McHenry Dam (off of River Road, McHenry) or Mary’s home/studio in case of rain

Saturday, April 28th 10 - 4

Please let me know if you plan to attend or if you have any questions: mary@marytelfer.com or 815-715-1527

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