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. When we work together we will be 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.

Creativity isn’t confined to people who are working in areas of the arts. We are all born as creative beings. Many of my clients do happen to work in the area of the arts (in live-art, performance, and dance, music, film, and fine art, craft, design and architecture etc), but 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.

HOW THE MENTORING WORKS

We generally start with an informal meeting. 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. (we can do this in person, on the phone or via video call)

Having established a desire to work together we then make a commitment to meet on a regular basis. This is usually weekly at first. Again it can be in person, or on-line.

In addition to this commitment it’s important to allow some additional time and space for tasks and exercises each week. These support the work we do in the sessions and will vary according to the needs and availability of each individual. I’ll be available to answer your questions between sessions via email or text throughout the 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.

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 because once you’re more closely aligned to your creative self you’ll feel much calmer, clearer, and more focused in your life. You’ll be more at peace with yourself, and more purposeful and well. Life will just seem so much easier all round.

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.

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