Mentoring

Your creative self is my main concern’.

Veronique Maria

The context for my work as an artist’s mentor and creativity coach is always going to be about strengthening your relationship with your creative self. ‘Your creative self is always going to be my main concern’.

I work holistically, considering how all aspects of your life effect your relationship with your creative self. I want you to be able to confidently trust yourself, open yourself up to what is most fundamentally you, live out of that place in all situations, and, as a result, be able to fully embrace creative freedom.

Whilst I often work with established and committed artists; practitioners of live-art, performance, and dance, music, film, and fine art, craft, design and architecture etc, working in an arts industry isn’t a prerequisite for working with me. What’s much more important is your desire to create a closer, deeper, more intimate connection to your creative self. We are all born as creative beings and have potential to grow that part of ourselves.

HOW THE MENTORING WORKS

We generally start with an informal video call. This gives us an opportunity to find out a bit more about each other, ask questions and decide whether or not we’d like to work together.

Having established a desire to work together we then make a commitment to meet, on line, on a regular basis. This is usually weekly at first and consists of a programe of 12 x 60 minute sessions.

In addition to committing to 12 weekly sessions lasting one hour each, it’s important to allow some additional time and space for tasks and exercises each week. These support the work we do in our sessions and will vary according to the needs and time availability of each individual. I’ll be available to support you and answer your questions between sessions via email and text throughout the 12 week mentoring period.

Fine tuning the connection you have with your creative self involves heightening your sensitivity to your intuition and inner wisdom, increasing awareness of your blocks and resistances and generally paying very close attention to your patterns of behaviour and mind states. Practices and processes that support this work will vary with each individual and might include meditation and mindfulness, deep listening and dialogue, journaling, walking, singing and sensing into your body. Dreaming is important too so we might explore day dreaming, night dreaming and lucid dreaming, as appropriate.

Each person’s needs are different so this work is not prescriptive. Also, our abilities and focus can change as we go along. It can sometimes feel as if we’re dancing in the dark so trust is vitally important, as is the ability to get out of our own way. Gaining these skills and abilities can take time, patience and persistence. It’s totally worth investing in this work of course, because once you’re more closely aligned to your creative self you’ll feel much calmer, clearer, and more focused in all areas of your life. You’ll be more at peace with yourself, more purposeful and well. Life will just seem so much easier all round. đŸ˜‰

I want to help you ‘come home’ to yourself, feel settled, secure, and confident in your life choices both in the short term; day to day, and in the long term too. I want to help you to be more sure of yourself in every sense of the meaning. The impact of the work we do together will not be restricted to results found in ‘the studio’, ‘the music room’, or the ‘writers desk’. This work will most likely impact all aspects of your life so you can be prepared for challenge, change and discovery.

If any of this resonates and you’d like to ask questions and discuss the possibility of working with me please email me and we can arrange to chat. veronique@veroniquemaria.co.uk