Creativity as Your Personal Well-Being Strategy

August 08, 2019|1:30pm

Are you expressing your creativity to the fullest? Do you greet each day with exuberance, joy, and love for your work? Do you make time to nurture yourself and your highest aspiration for living? Do you have an unfulfilled need to be creative again or to experiment with new creative forms?

We all need creativity to solve problems, start important projects, repair relationship challenges, help others in need, and simply to be the fullest expression of ourselves. Thanks to significant research in disease prevention, longevity, and optimal health and well-being, we now know that creativity is great for our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Finding our creative flow in artistic or other soul-satisfying endeavors makes our immune system stronger, our cardiovascular system more efficient, and our cognitive function sharper and clearer.

In this 3-session course (one 3.5 hour session, followed by two 75-minute sessions), you will be immersed in exploring your own creativity through music, art, dance, creative writing, and photography. You will learn hands-on through a creative project of your choosing, integrating the 5 catalysts to keep creativity alive as your personal well-being strategy.

As a part of the class, each participant will receive a thumb drive containing an audio series of guided meditations, a 19-slide inspiration slide show, a video mini-documentary of the What Makes Your Heart Sing project, and 2 articles on creativity.

PLEASE NOTE the 3 class dates and times: Class 1 on August 8, 1:30-5:00 pm, LKS 208. Classes 2 and 3 on August 13 and 15, 12:00-1:15 pm, LKS Rm 209.

Instructor: Bruce Cryer is the founder of Renaissance Human, former CEO of HeartMath, an executive coach and mentor, and a former singer, actor, and dancer on Broadway. He has taught at Stanford in the Health Improvement Program and the Graduate School of Business since 1997.

Class details are subject to change.

Full event information: https://healthimprovement.stanford.edu/classes/register/hipClasses.php?t=1cce34dfd3cbss383d348a508b1be48cc821&cc=cps-01

Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC)