Organized by Marina Kurikhina
Creativity Clinic is a research platform with workshops, talks and guest facilitators focused on accessing expanded states of consciousness through creative, expressive practices. This is a continuation of my current practice and is inspired by the successful results of my three years of research at the Esalen Institute.
This platform is about empowerment and connection to a deeper self through the creative process and personal growth modalities, including somatic awareness, gestalt, free flow movement, intuitive drawing and painting, non-dominant writing, meditation, shamanic practices as well as techniques used by various artists throughout history. Guest workshop leaders will include artists and practitioners from different modalities, such as art therapy, improvisation, writing, holistic psychology, and bodywork with the body-mind-spirit approach.
Creative expression is a communal experience that works with both personal and collective consciousness. It is capable of bypassing the rational mind to safely address and process trauma and loss, as well as integrate positive experiences. The creative process contacts different types of knowing and another type of intelligence. The Creative Clinic believes that creativity can help to overcome the isolation of the individualist society, address the social and environmental crises through shifting and operating within flow states. The creative clinic will work through different themes and learning how to navigate altered states. The primary mission of the clinic is personal empowerment, self-realization and healing. It will also explore topics offered by the group.
The purpose is to explore the depth of human potential through the creative process within community. My desirable outcome is to empower the participants through experiential, facilitated sessions, create a safe and fun space for deeper self-connection, explore together the wisdom of collective consciousness and how to navigate it, and to offer accessible tools to take home, share it further, and to apply in daily life.