Workshop: Mindful Creativity
Tuesday Restoring Balance Luncheon at Seton Cove
with Melinda Rothouse
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Seton Cove Spirituality Center
3708 Crawford St.
Austin, TX, 78731
“It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking. It can do no other. In ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.”—Franz Kafka
This Tuesday, join creativity coach, consultant, educator, musician, and PhD psychology candidate, Melinda Rothouse, MA, for a lively exploration of the creative process from the perspective of mindfulness and the contemplative arts. The contemplative arts disciplines—arising out of traditional meditation and mindfulness practices—regard creativity as a basic human faculty that most anyone can cultivate and express. From this perspective, creativity emerges naturally from the practice of meditation, which helps practitioners to slow down, become present, and experience the world of the senses more clearly and directly. This session will include a brief guided meditation, experiential activity, and interactive discussion. Don’t miss this informative and engaging lunch hour session! Register now at https://www.setoncove.net/programs/classes/tuesday_restoring_balance_luncheon
Infusing Creativity into Your Entrepreneurial Process
with Charlotte Gullick and Melinda Rothouse
Thursday, February 9th, 2017, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Tech Ranch Austin
Entrepreneurship is essentially a journey of creativity, requiring the generation of innovative products and services to solve real-world problems. Creative innovation requires both divergent (non-linear, so called “right brain”) and convergent (linear, “left brain”) thinking, integrating different neural pathways to imagine and envision solutions and put them into action. This dynamic, hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to move between the two types of thinking with agility and clarity. Each participant will have the opportunity to focus on a specific entrepreneurial challenge or project to arrive at a better understanding of their own creative process and productivity.
For tickets and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infusing-creativity-into-your-entrepreneurial-process-tickets-30928811909
Syncreate Creative Mornings Summit Workshop
Your Creative Sandbox: Plan, Play, Produce
with Syncreate Co-founders Charlotte Gullick and Melinda Rothouse
November 3, 2016
The Creative Mornings Summit brought together Creative Mornings organizers from all over the world to share ideas and learn from on another. We were honored to be selected as presenters for the 2016 Summit, and we had a wonderful time meeting and working with creatives from this worldwide community.
Miksang Contemplative Photography Level 1:
Touching the Phenomenal World
With Melinda Rothouse
Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2016
Austin Shambhala Meditation Center
Miksang, or “good eye” in Tibetan, is a process of learning to synchronize mind and body, allowing one to open to the world without labeling or evaluating.
Please join us for a relaxing and fun-filled weekend workshop for photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. Explore what happens when we begin to see our world directly, openly, as it offers itself to us.
Through talks, discussion, assignments and reviews, and photo explorations, we deepen in presence and appreciation. No previous photographic experience is necessary - All you need is a digital camera, a water bottle and some sunscreen!
For more information and to register, please visit: http://austin.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=261529
Meditation, Creativity, and Contemplative Arts: Shambhala Art Parts 1 & 2
with Melinda Rothouse and Miriam Hall
Austin Shambhala Meditation Center
Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, 2015, 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a weekend workshop exploring meditation, creativity, and the contemplative arts. We'll explore the world of the senses and learn how meditation practice can support and enhance the creative process through experiential exercises in a peaceful, contemplative setting. This program is open to everyone; no specific artistic training or meditation experience needed. For more information and to register, please visit: http://austin.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=216763
StorytelLing for your professional life
November 18, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
International Coach Federation Meeting
Riverbend Church, 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
$10 for ICF Members, $15 for Non-members
In business, success requires the ability to connect and resonate with colleagues, employees, vendors, and clients. The path to authentic connection begins with sharing our ideas and experiences, yet many struggle with the level of vulnerability needed for true connection, which can often be perceived as weakness in the professional context. We suggest that appropriate vulnerability can actually establish credibility and create opportunities for collaborative thinking and connection, as well as foster professional growth. At the root of a good story is the power of empathy – the ability to create emotional connections that resonate between individuals and across the human experience. Not only do vulnerability and storytelling create connection, they can also transform individuals, relationships, and organizations. Join us for an evening of exploring and expanding how you're telling your professional story.
Join us for an evening of expanding our professional storytelling tools. In this interactive workshop we will:
• cultivate awareness of where our stories live in the body
• convey our professional narratives with power and intention
• deepen working relationships through empathy and authenticity
For more information: www.austincoaching.com
Through the Lens: Bearing Witness, Creativity, and Healing