Our hopes for the training include but are not limited to these experiences woven with Intentional Creativity.
For most of our lives, we are taught to seek solutions outside of ourselves, as if the answer lies outside of what we know and who we already are. The paradigm of the 'healer outside' is enforced over and over in the 'expert model' where the gifted are exalted as the ones who are in the know.
What if, what we are in need of is not more naturally gifted people endowed with special powers, but rather each individual to gain access to their own solutions and sensations so they can navigate their own consciousness, energy, body, and heart?
MUSEA University Extention Education Program offers an innovative approach to utilizing creativity as a modality for healing called Intentional Creativity® (IC). Intentional Creativity is based on the work of Shiloh Sophia, Jonathan McCloud, Sue Hoya Sellars, and the Intentional Creativity collective with over twenty years of research and tens of thousands of people practicing. Intentional Creativity prepares healing practitioners with innumerable creative activities to reveal stunning insight, innovation, and direction for their clients.
Prisma training is an experience for the healing arts professional to discover new ways of working that are sourced by the activation of the client's intuitive self-expression. A source that is often hidden from view. Intentional Creativity enables the invisible world of the client to become visible so that both the client and the practitioner can read and gather clues to a path of transformation, treatment, protocol designed by the client for their own use. Authorship in the creation of a path in healing increases ownership and accountability as well as the development and capacity of self-trust.
This training will guide you in the basics of line making, shape-making, and hand lettering from an intuitive perspective. Drawing pictures is one of the most natural expressions of thoughts, feelings, and frequency of energy. Intentional Creativity has nothing to do with artistic talent. Messy and chaotic art reveals the hidden gems ... This isn’t about drawing or writing well, but about using the tools to get your ideas conscious. Often the patterns of colors, shapes, lines, marks that have meaning for the client and are revealed to be explored, offering an entirely new potential insight for the client and the practitioner.
From the time we're born we are actively curious and creative. As newborns, we listen, touch, taste, smell, make sounds. As infants, we get mobile, we play pretend, make new sounds that form into language. This activity is more than human development, we are creating AND we are increasing the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections (neuroplasticity), especially in response to learning and experiencing.
One of our primary ideas in PRISMA is that if you and your client understand the very basics of the science of creativity it can help amplify the capacity to receive the benefits.
Intuitively, we know that creativity is good for us, but what does science have to say about the benefits of trauma-informed approach creativity?
The PRISMA Philosophy understands that healing is amplified when we can know and see how it works from a scientific somatics perspective. For example, the WHY of how it works can enable a client to be actively engaged in their journey of healing by becoming 'at cause'. To be at cause includes being able to apply the 'building blocks' - a.k.a. regenerative nature of creation - in their experience.
An Intentional Creativity Practitioner works with consciousness, the body, and the field to create a condition in which the client can do their own work. This condition is accessible through teachings about the science and offering practical ways to apply them both in and beyond the session. Intentional Creativity can be applied to any area in need of healing and paired with any additional modality or spiritual tradition seamlessly.
Together we will explore and develop
PRISMA training provides healing arts practitioners with a new set of Intentional Creativity practices, tools, session templates and capabilities to guide individuals and groups in their healing journey.
Self-expression in the arts positively affects mood, function, cognition, and behavior and your capacity to work with your cleint to awaken their inner healing capacity. Self-expression plays a significant role in developing our capacity to relate to others and engage in deep relationships and be a part of our own healing journey. Yet so often, we withhold our creativity because we confuse it with talent - you will work with your client to untangle the talen and creativity riddle and access the deepest well of insight that they have.
The curriculum is based on a personal experience of your own creativity and the information you gather during your process. As well as a transpersonal experience with how you choose to share the approach with your clients.
Each practitioner will work to weave the material into their existing offerings as well as create new offerings. You will begin practicing with your clients and also your training cohort as soon as we begin.
There are twelve CORE MODULES that we will explore during the year and practice in our circles and with our clients. There are also meditations in COHERENCE, CO-CREATION, COMPASSION, and CLAIRCONSCIOUSNESS that we will engage during our creative process and circles.
Below is a list of some of the planned curricula to get you excited about what is coming. Additional materials will be added as our model is emergent and adaptive based on what arises during the training.
There are 12 Teaching Modules connected with the PRISMA Teachings which will be guided by Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud. This content has evolved and been refined over a decade of research. More may be added by you or by us over time. These will also adjust as we teach them and modify them! Exciting!
Below are some examples of what you will experience and learn through the practices and the teachings.
Freedom within our Creativity invites us to learn more about our inner world in an authentic and enriching way
Understanding how Intentional Creativity works from a scientific and neuroscientific perspectice supports impact.
Practicing the art of aliveness through including the wisdom of the body in every part of our healing journey
Quantum Compassion can be amplified by understanding the 'field condition' of connectivity.
Connection with our community of fellow healers and guides creates saced space.
Collaboration with all of life and one another through understand our role and capacity in being co-creators.
You will learn how the basic sciences of the body and the field can influence your experience of healing and how it works. Guided by Jonathan McCloud, M.A., you will be able to facilitate and apply these concepts to creative processes with your clients for greater understanding and engagement.
Stimulating the Polyvagal
Nervous System move from
Fight, Flight, Fawn, and Freeze
to Form and Flow
Initiating Heart Brain Coherence
Understanding and Collaborating with the BIOFIELD to create communication between mind, brain and body.
This is an example of Shiloh's set up for a virtual leading online.
An extensive materials list will be provided, but these are the basics.
Certification and Graduation requirements will be provided.
Here are a few of the assignments
Jenafer C. Owen
Exploring trauma and recovery through creativity with Guest Faculty
Dr. Havi Mandell
Dr. Lissa Rankin
Dr. Mary McCrystal
Mary Ann Matthys
Dr. Semerit Strachan
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This course is presented in partnership with Musea University.