A virtual place where we create and enjoy our shared reality
Mini-Lessons: Philosophy, Psychology, Art History
Inspirational factors of my practice are diverse - some elements of art history, some Eastern ideas, some folk beliefs (I travel on anthropology expeditions to study overcoming collective trauma) - but I promise you, I will not speak from any religious point of view and will do all my best not to be boring. Group coaching is subjective and a little bit provocative. I like simplicity and try to stay away from too much detail, instead introducing fun elements applicable to everyone. These studies are vectors on our way to discover the universal secrets of wisdom.
I will play the role of a guide, but I will also do just the same things I ask you to do, to better accompany you on your journey.
This class goes beyond theory, as we discuss our daily life in light of new reasoning while gaining insights and awareness.
While walking through the enchanted garden built by the greatest minds (we shall speak about Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and many modern scholars and artists) your creativity will emerge without the need of "fixing" inner dramatic conflicts that so often constitute the very force behind our creative drive.
Photography, Expressive Arts and Visual Research
Visual research is a technique used in psychology to better understand individual worldviews. Our studies involve creativity exercises that are performed with the help of a phone or a camera for self-discovery purposes. No technical skills needed. The visual communication exchanges refresh our energy and prompt positive visualizing to shorten distance between a dream and the attainable goal.
Acting Exercises, Guided Meditations, Solo Expeditions
I use basic acting exercises from the likes of Konstantin Stanislavski and Lee Strasberg to raise confidence and help create personal connections with others by working on verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Truth be told, my time in film directing program at Moscow Institute of Cinematography was the most rewarding time of my life: I believe, the skills I gained there were the reason I stayed so strong while experiencing life difficulties. Acting and directing skills teach us to contemplate life from multiple vantage points, to learn different tempos, and to bend, but not break, in the face of changes.
You don't have to be an actor to enjoy the benefits. Acting tools will help you gain freedom in daily conversations, overcome shyness, distance yourself from daily grievances, and handle defeat, anxiety and stress.
The power of performance, or the "stage effect", is a strong empowerment tool for those who try to break beyond their comfort zone and into the creative realm. Once you've developed your public persona, this public persona will support you on your way to become your best possible self. Marina Abramovic knew it, and so did Salvador Dali, who said, "If you want to be a genius, act like one!"
Method acting helps us feel deeper, relate to our inner truths, and express our feelings elegantly and unobtrusively.
Public Speaking, Art Presentations, Story-Telling Practice
Story telling techniques are just as important. We probe your story ideas, solve creative storyline puzzles, and preform roleplaying interviews to develop public speaking skills and support you in creating materials that will help others relate to your vision. A very important element of narrative therapy, developed by Michael White, is learning to externalize personal conflict by distancing yourself from the disappointments and taking from the past only the positive.
Welcome to our little circle!
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