Archive for December, 2013

Gifts from the Heart: Self-Guided Arts Activities

As our holiday gift to you, three creative arts therapists have provided activities centered on the topic of giving that can be done individually, or with family and friends. These self-guided activities are intended to help deepen the meaning of the holidays and reduce stress.  They also demonstrate how the process of creative expression can be used to bring meaning, self-understanding, empathy, connection to others, and other benefits.

Gifts from the Heart – Writing Activity.pdf

Gifts from the Heart – Art Activity.pdf

Gifts From the Heart – Movement Activity.pdf

Look for more self-guided activities in our e-newsletters in 2014!

Inspirational Video on Creative Leadership

Benjamin Zander - betterBenjamin Zander uses his experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic since 1979 to illustrate our responsibility as leaders: to awaken the sense of possibility in others – which empowers them to be their best – and to give them the “shining eyes” that mark that sense of possibility.  And he leaves us with a very profound story as to why it is important to do that at all times.

This 20-minute TED talk will not only inspire with ideas, but also with the beauty of classical music and humor.  Click here to view the talk.

Zander is co-author of The Art of Possibility, with wife Rosamund Stone Zander, family therapist and executive coach.  The Zanders uphold the belief that our innate human capacity for creativity that can be harnessed for effective personal and professional relationships.

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“It’s one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he’s leading to realize whatever he’s dreaming.” – Benjamin Zander

“The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.” – Benjamin Zander