Summer of Creative Magic

 

Six weeks of guided creative visioning, group coaching and work shares and creative unblock dance parties spread out over the summer.

Unit 1: Visions + Names + Projects [June 7] — we give name to our visions and goals

Unit 2: Trolls [June 21] — we charm the critical thoughts that try and stop us

Unit 3: Champions [July 1] — we summon encouragers to our aid

Unit 4: Brags [July 19] — we say our hero story out loud and share our quests

Unit 5: The Material World [Aug 1] –we anchor our spirits with objects + altars 

Unit 6: Beloved Community [Aug 14] — we create the world we want to live in

GROUP CALLS

Group call: introduce ourselves + projects: Mon June 10, 1pm PST

Group work / feedback share: Wed June 19, 1pm PST

Group coaching call: trolls and champions! Mon July 1, 1pm PST

Group work / feedback share: Tues July 16, 1pm PST

Group coaching call: practice bragging: Thu Aug 1, 1pm PST

Community potluck + progress demonstration + dance party: Sun Aug 24, 5-7pm

Registration open through Friday June 7. Cost: $149


Summer of Creative Magic: full immersion

I am working closely with six people this summer to help activate their creative practice and shepherd a creative project to life. You will meet with me six times between June and August, give a name to your project, work on it regularly, share your progress and get feedback, and at the end of the summer, you’ll have a chance to present your work to an encouraging, supportive community. 

This is for you if…

… you have one or more creative projects sitting on the back burner 

… you long for more creative expression in your day to day life

… you have a big impossible dream you want to bring to life but have no idea how

… you are burned out and don’t know how to say no

… you get things done for other people but never make time for yourself

… you want to reconnect to your intuition and learn what YOU really want to do 

… you don’t make time for creative work and it’s calling to you

What you get

You’ll meet with me six times between June 3 – Aug 27, 2019 for a for six customized, guided creative workout sessions. We’ll also do three group calls, two “work / feedback shares” to share material you’re working on and get constructive feedback, and an end of the summer potluck + showing + dance party.

By the end of the summer you will have…

… a thriving, nurturing creative practice that meets you where you are

… a healthy relationship with your trolls so they can’t shut you down

creative momentum, a regular routine and a connection to your purpose

… support and celebration and encouragement of your failure — because you can’t make progress without failing, and that is hard to do

… a body of work – maybe a book, or a sketchbook full of drawings, or a 20 minute dance piece, or three new songs, or a powerpoint presentation

What you are signing up for…

  • Six 1:1 sessions with me, one hour each, scheduled between June 3 – Aug 27
  • Three group calls, facilitated by me (June 6, July 1, Aug 1)
  • Two group calls to share material and give each other feedback (June 19 & July 16)
  • One big showing at end of summer to present our work
  • A private facebook group to share work, offer feedback and encourage each other 
  • Email support between sessions
  • NEW BONUS: I’m including access to the Creative Magic Workout (value: $149) for FREE to anyone who signs up to work with me this summer

Ready? Let’s do this

The cost for the full immersion summer of creative magic is $499.


Testimonials

“What has stuck with me the most about working with Faith is that I am not alone. That there are other brave creatives also undertaking  creative  and  magical  journeys.”

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“The practice of metaphorizing critical thoughts was creative, powerful and transformative. The Creative Magic Workout kept me going at a steady pace, like having a jogging partner, while my creative practice grew and I strengthened my connection to my inner voice. Faith infuses this work with her contagious creative enthusiasm, spontaneity and curiosity about the mysteries of life. She guides with non-judgment, humor and gentle support.”

“Thank you for a phenomenal creative and energetic experience!”

“I keep returning to the work I did with Faith in 2015 around failure. Every time I get stuck I always recall our work together. Faith’s creative exercises got me through it. In fact, I was working on my new show today, and I got stuck. I said to my collaborator, let’s create a shitty first draft, then throw it away. Of course, it’s the draft we stuck with! There’s so much power in that.”

Helma, in her light electric blue sateen jumpsuit, makes solemn transitions from curious, to lost, quixotic, despairing, raging, tender, intellectual; all framed by the important idea that the quest, no matter how small or unknown, is at the heart of the living experience.” – Christa Morletti McIntyre, Oregon Arts Watch


Think Samuel Beckett meets Mr. Rogers meets Dear Sugar.” – Megan Burbank, Portland Mercury


Who is leading this?

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My name is Faith Helma, and I’m a creative guide, coach, performance artist and teacher. I have 20 years experience leading groups, teaching creative exercises and training artists to work through fear and inhabit their bodies with confidence.

I did this first with the theatre company I co-founded, Hand2Mouth, and in the multimedia genre-bending audience-immersive shows we created. In the last five years — having gone through my own radical transformation in the form of motherhood — I’ve transitioned to working creatively with people directly, helping them summon their creative power, make the work they really want to make and work through the obstacles that rise up to meet them as they make it.

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