On The Topic Of Voice & Making Yourself Heard…

Dear Creatives

When you were young, did you have a Voice? Were you encouraged to speak out or told to be quiet?

It’s not something we often think about. How our Voice of now is influenced so much from our Voice of the past. We’re quick to accept our patterns, behaviours as simply being a product of who we are.

heading towards great heights, Sifnos…

When it comes to our creative expression, we can sometimes go through periods of feeling stuck or losing our confidence. The beginning can often be the most delicate time. Criticism of our work can make us feel vulnerable and resort to us shutting down, feeling like our efforts aren’t good enough and whatever silly idea we had of being a writer, artist, photographer, sculptor etc can finally be laid to rest because we have just proven to ourselves that we actually have zero talent…

It’s that fragile time where we are standing at the tipping point of the direction our path can take…

Being set back emotionally when you are expressing your creativity is a big blow to crawl your way back from. We have just revealed an intimate part of ourselves and allowed people to peer into a vulnerable side of who we are and instead of it being received with support, it tarnishes our hopes of ever doing anything creative ever again…

trekking the Kastro, Sifnos…

I thought about this a lot when I was developing my upcoming 1-Day Writing Workshop – Cultivating Confidence and Trusting Your Voice. I’ve spent a big chunk of my life trying to claw my way back to reclaiming my voice and feeling confident again to express myself the way I know how.

Our vulnerabilities don’t have to inhibit who we are. Nor do they have to stifle our confidence and Voice from being heard. What’s often overlooked is that our vulnerabilities and set backs can be channelled into inspiring our creativity and we can use all that’s happened in our life to help pull us out of our place of feeling stuck.

Sifnos, drenched in white…

We all go through periods of feeling stuck, losing our trust and struggle to find a way to accessing some direction in supporting us to find our way again. If this sounds like familiar territory then maybe you might want to join me for a day of exploring the very thing that’s holding you back right now from having a more rewarding and inspiring Writing Practice.

This workshop is designed to help you come face-to-face with the very things that confront you most when it comes to approaching your creativity and learning how to overcome them….

church entrance, Sifnos…

Although this is a workshop for Writers, you don’t have to be a Writer to join us. The things we’ll be covering about accessing your confidence, trust and having a more rewarding creative practice is something that can be applied to any creative modality. It’s about recognising how we can transform ourselves and use our greatest vulnerabilities and moments of sheer upset and heartache to our advantage and create our best work…

We so often put what we love the most, last. I hope you allow yourself permission to recognise your creative worth and realise that this is your chance to find out exactly how powerful reclaiming your voice can be and all the changes it can come to manifest…

Learn more HERE

 

Happy travels, Paula x

 

2017-12-05T06:48:16+00:00

2 Comments

  1. Julian December 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    We’ve been to Sifnos twice over the years, but not seen what you show here, I don’t think? Really great photos, thank you. You capture more than just a scene. Partly it is zooming in on the subject and cropping it down to the real story I think. I must try that in my photos. 🙂

    • Mediterranean Wanderer January 3, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Julian for the feedback on my images of Sifnos. I really value what you see in my work and how reflective you are of what I do. Sifnos is a spectacular island…I love detail, I think that’s where the zooming in part comes into it. It’s just something that will grab me, the light falling across the wall or pavement, the colours of the street and how they enhance the surrounding buildings…I have always liked getting up really close to my subjects. It’s something that fascinates me, I feel like I’m getting more out of the experience with whatever it is I’m shooting – it might just be a wall, but it’s the detail, the cracks, the fractures, the colours that completely capture my attention…Thank You again! I love that you’ve been to Sifnos, so there’s a familiarity with what I’m presenting…

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