The creative path is a unique challenge.
And creative people need a special kind of support.
Welcome to Holistic Creativity Coaching
What is Holistic Coaching?
In all my Creativity Coaching work, my holistic approach embraces aspects such as energy, wellness, mindset, meaning & spirituality.
Because our lifestyle affects our creativity.
Our energy plays a part in how often we create, and how much we enjoy the process.
And our emotional states can powerfully influence the creative work itself.
We are complex beings and any changes in one area of our life can have ripple effects across the whole.
This is why I approach creativity coaching holistically.
After a lifetime’s study of both creativity and wellness, I’ve seen the impact that our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing can have on our creative life.
This link is the basis of my approach to supporting creatives in doing the work that calls them in a way that enhances their quality of life and also sparks lovely side-effects and benefits in all areas of their life.
Hi! I’m Danielle
OBSESSED WITH THE CREATIVE
PROCESS SINCE 1993
With Holistic Creativity Coaching, improvements in any area of your life will lead to positive shifts and changes in wonderful and unexpected ways.
Holistic Coaching for Creatives;
Supporting your progress, happiness and success holistically.
Incorporating mindset theory, wellness principles, lifestyle design & energy practices
there’s nothing we need that we don’t already have, except to find new & improved ways of letting it flow.
My Holistic Coaching is a wellness-based, feel good approach to inspired living and joyful creativity.
This is how it works.
1. The Three Temples Approach
My holistic approach is based on simple lifestyle changes – I like to call them Life Tweaks, as they are more about easy, doable and sustainable upgrades rather than grand gestures.
Some of these will be directly related to your creative work, but alongside exploring inspiration and expression, we also focus on building a supportive foundation within your life.
So this Holistic Coaching will address the following three realms in addition to your creative life:
The Body Temple : your health and physical wellbeing
The Home Temple : your home environment and surroundings
The Inner Temple : your self-image and peace of mind.
Why take a holistic approach?
As humans, we’re complex and multi-faceted beings.
We don’t create in a vacuum.
When we turn up at our creative work, we bring all our health issues, heartaches, moods and self-doubts with us.
(That’s if they allow us to get that far in the first place.)
These aspects of ourselves filter into our creative activity, they may even be evident in our creative output.
The ‘rest of our life’ affects our work – both what we do and how we do it.
So making small lifestyle changes is bound to affect our creativity in one way or another.
But when we get intentional about those changes – and what the effects will be – we can craft a strong, healthful and inspired base from which to launch our creative dreams.
2. The Ripple Effect
My work is, on the surface, about getting in touch with your innate creativity, and enjoying more ease and fulfilment.
However, the techniques we use to become more inspired also happen to have sublime benefits that touch every aspect of your life.
And just as certain lifestyle changes can enhance your creative work, enjoying a healthy creative life can have positive effects that ripple across your whole life.
Creativity is good for us.
Expressing our creative energy has beneficial and far-reaching effects on mind, body and spirit.
The benefits of an inspired and joyfully creative life include improvements to your physical health and appearance, your wellbeing, your relationships, your self-esteem, your peace of mind, even your life balance and your bank balance.
For example, a foundational; creativity coaching process involves defining and refining your creative dreams.
As a by-product of this work, you’ll develop more clarity about your core values, which will spark ideas about how to incorporate more of what really matters into your life.
This is a recipe for more happiness and fulfilment, which also happens to be good for your health.
Another coaching technique might be to streamline your schedule, enabling you to devote more of your time to joyfully expressing your creative self.
A happy side-effect of this is reduced stress and the attendant benefits for your health, vitality and enjoyment of life.
And the ultimate aim of my work – your creative bliss – will naturally inspire a lighter approach to life, increasing your sense of playfulness and fun, traits which result in a more peaceful core and balanced sense of self.
Positive changes in your creative life filter through to your life beyond your work – and vice versa.
This is why I adopt a holistic approach that addresses your entire lifestyle.
A bonus side effect is that it allows for a high degree of flexibility in which tasks or exercises you choose to adopt or experiment with – you can simply cherry-pick whatever feels the most fun and still enjoy positive shifts.
Because – and here’s the magic of this process – any positive changes in any area will have a beneficial ripple effect – enhancing your creative self and infusing into your life beyond your work.
3. The Upward Spiral
Holistic Creativity Coaching techniques are designed to spark a process of inspired creativity with beneficial side-effects – benefits which themselves lead to further positive results.
Welcome to the magic of the Upward Spiral!
The Upward Spiral is an expanding flow of positive changes and their cohesive effects.
Your work and the life beyond your work are two aspects of one whole – you.
In this work, we enhance both these facets, simultaneously, in such a way that each improvement supports and is supported by the other changes. It’s like a double helix of enhancement, each strand feeding and being fed by the other, spiralling onwards and upwards to creative bliss.
Small, positive changes in one area filter through to other aspects of your life and work their magic across the whole – which changes you, inspires you in new directions, and propels you closer to your aims and dreams.
Positive change, however slight, is motivating, energising, inspiring – and this is where the magic kicks in – the benefits create their own positive results.
The side effects begin to empower you and inspire you to create even more positive change in your life.
For example, increased self-care leads to increased well-being, satisfaction and good health.
These results lead to more confidence and increased inspiration – which together result in more time and creativity, more clarity and expression.
All this enhances your productivity and success, with by-products of higher self-esteem and increased generosity – for yourself as well as others.
And this new sense of compassion feeds back into the cycle of improved self-care.
And on and on… ad infinitum, spiralling upwards in a joyful journey of growth and wellbeing and your greatest work.
The buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, said
And just as the way to get happy is to be happy, the benefits of being more inspired are also the tools to becoming more inspired – and vice versa.
The by-products of a joyful creative life are also the route to further success and enhanced results.
The perks of the process – health, inner calm, connection – are also the route to more of it.
In leaning into this system of small shifts and improvements, you enter the flow of this upward spiral – this holistic, integrated, virtuous cycle.
Success breeds success.
Joy begets joy.
Creativity boosts wellbeing, health, wealth, balance and personal happiness – all of which enhance inspiration, creativity and success.
The more inspired you become, the more you experience ease and confidence, which are forerunners to success – a success which frees you to focus on what you love, which will lead to ever more inspiration.
This is the Upward Spiral.
This is the core philosophy of Holistic Creativity Coaching:
Carefully designed techniques and benefits that combine powerfully to help you naturally and effortlessly connect to your innate source of inspiration, and unleash a vibrant life energy that fuels your creative fire.
Ready for a baby step?
2-WEEK ONLINE COURSE + Q&A COACHING
An introduction to the principles and support of holistic creativity coaching.
This is for you if…
• You’re craving support, encouragement or guidance but not quite ready for private coaching
• You want to learn more about my holistic approach and all its lovely benefits