Recurring - Creative Exchange, a monthly creativity meetup group hosted by Melinda and Charlotte. [Currently on hold due to COVID-19 situation]. For more information, please visit our Syncreate Meetup group page: https://www.meetup.com/Syncreate-Creativity-Collaboration-Community-in-Austin/
January 3-5, 2020: Women's Creative Visioning Retreat in Wimberley, Texas, facilitated by Melinda.
January 31, 2020: Musical Performance - "On Longing" with Jennifer Leigh Selig, Ph.D. Jung Society of Austin. Melinda will provide musical accompaniment to Dr. Selig's talk on archetypal longing. Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas. 7:00-9:00 p.m.
March 27, 2020 - Conference Presentation (Melinda) ~ The Call to Create: A Musical Performance and Discussion of the Creative Process, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. [Canceled due to COVID-19 situation] For more information: https://ieataconference.org/sessions-2020/the-call-to-create-a-musical-performance-and-discussion-of-the-creative-process-2020/
April 23, 2020, 12:30 pm - Free Coaching Webinar: Resilience in Leadership: The Collective Mastermind Edition, with Melinda as a featured panelist, Coaching4Good, Austin, Texas.
April 24, 2020, 7:00 pm - Virtual Discussion: Facing Fears of the Coronavirus, Jung Society of Austin - co-hosted / moderated by Melinda, Austin, Texas.
April 29, 2020, 12:30 pm - Free Coaching Webinar: Strategies for a Resilient Mindset, with Melinda as a featured panelist, Coaching4Good, Austin, Texas.
May 18, 2020, 12:30 pm - Free Coaching Webinar: Mindfulness Practice in Uncertain Times, hosted and facilitated by Melinda via Coaching4Good, Austin, Texas.
July 8-14, 2020 - Conference Presentations (Melinda): Creativity Conference at Southern Oregon University. [Canceled due to COVID-19 situation] - The Call to Create and a 15-minute boom talk focusing on the highlights of her new book, A Mindful Approach to Team Creativity and Collaboration in Organizations: Creating a Culture of Innovation. More info at: www.soucreativityconference.com
September 17, 2020 - Official Book Launch for Melinda's new book, A Mindful Approach to Team Creativity and Collaboration in Organizations: Creating a Culture of Innovation. Click on the book title link for details!
October 22, 2020 - Free webinar with Melinda to preview A Mindful Approach to Team Creativity and Collaboration in Organizations: Creating a Culture of Innovation, and discuss how you can use specific the tools and exercises from the book to support creativity and innovation in your organization.
Creative Exchange - Monthly Creativity Meetup Group, The Commune, 101 E. North Loop Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78751. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Meetup event page at: https://www.meetup.com/Syncreate-Creativity-Collaboration-Community-in-Austin
June 21, 2019, The Call to Create, Jung Society of Austin, Friday, 6/21, 7:00-9:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas, 78751. For this special JSA event, Melinda will be presenting about her songwriting process and sharing music from her forthcoming album as it relates to depth and archetypal psychology. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their own creative work.
July 11-14, 2019, Southern Oregon Creativity Conference, Creating a Culture of Innovation, presented by Melinda. Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon.
October 12, 2019 - A Character for All Seasons - A talk presented by Charlotte for Texas WRITES, Bandera, Texas.
October 26, 2019, Workshop: Wimberley Wellness Day, Cedars Ranch, Wimberley Texas. Melinda will be co-facilitating this event with several other teachers and wellness practitioners. She will be leading a workshop on creativity and contemplative arts. For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-wellness-day-tickets-72423268947
November 16-17 and 23-24, 2019, Photography show: East Austin Studio Tour (EAST). Melinda will be showing her photographs, along with fellow contemplative photography artist Tashi Cowen, at her studio in East Austin. They will be hosting a salon and reception in honor of the tour on Saturday, November 23rd. For more information about EAST, please visit: http://east.bigmedium.org
Syncreate Waypoints Creative Process Retreat, December 9, 2018, Austin, Texas.
Chaos, Stillness, and Creativity, a presentation by Melinda Rothouse.
Jung Society of Austin, Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information and tickets, please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/chaos-stillness-and-creativity-tickets-47111773583
Storytelling for Business, with Charlotte Gullick and Melinda Rothouse
Texas Women in Business Luncheon
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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