Cat Orloff Creative Explorations

 

Is a virtual place where we create and enjoy our shared reality

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.

Mini-Lectures: Philosophy, Psychology, Art History

 

Inspirational factors of this practice are diverse -  we use some elements of  art history, we add Eastern traditions, some mysticism and folk beliefs (I travel on anthropology expeditions to study overcoming collective trauma) - but we will not speak from any religious point of view. Our classes are subjective and enlightening. We stay away from too much detail, art criticism, doctrinal views, instead introducing simplified elements inspiring to everyone. These studies are vectors on our way to discover the universal secrets of wisdom.

 

This class goes beyond theory, as we discuss our daily life in light of new reasoning, gaining insight and awareness.

While walking through the enchanted garden built by the greatest minds (we 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.

Acting Exercises, Guided Meditations, Solo Expeditions

 

 

We use acting exercises from the likes of Konstantin Stanislavski and Lee Strasberg to boost confidence and create connection with others by advancing our verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

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 transition.

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 creative realm. Once you've developed your public persona, this public persona will support you to progress into what you have always aspired to be. Marina Abramovic knew it, and so did Salvador Dali, who said, "If you want to be a genius, act like one!

Expressive arts and psychological skills developed by method acting help us feel deeper, relate to our inner truths, and express our feelings elegantly. 

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 composing materials that will help others relate and follow your ideas. 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, where we create and enjoy our shared reality!

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