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Zangmo Alexander

Focus: Getting Unstuck, Blocks, Personal Development, Transitions and Life Changes, Creativity as a way of life, Self confidence, Visual Arts, Photography, Performance, Women’s issues and creativity, spirituality, All Creativity, 2nd half of life, Meaning Through Creativity, As a Spiritual Practice, Getting Unstuck
Business Name: Creative Way Coaching with Zangmo Alexander
Location: Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom
E-mail: alexanderzangmo@googlemail.com
Phone: #44 (0)1379 687360 (UK)
Web Site: http://www.denisealexander.co.uk
http://www.mindfullifecoaching.co.uk
http://www.denisealexander.co.uk/art
Philosophy:

It is our nature to be creative. At its most authentic, creativity is a natural manifestation of and flow from our wisdom mind, universal mind or any other name we feel best describes this. Often this spontaneous flow can be blocked due to negative conditioning, fear, anxiety, depression and so on, so one aim of our work together can be to help you learn to connect or reconnect with this radiant, awake and naturally creative being that you are, along with helping you clarify your personal beliefs and values. We also clarify concerns and explore options for ways forward on your chosen issues, and create action plans that are aligned with your personal values. I can be both gently supportive and actively challenging to help you focus on taking real ownership for becoming more aware and accountable for moving forward. Depending on your personal interests we can work at both deeply personal and spiritual levels and also at very practical, nuts and bolts levels – they are not mutually exclusive!

Methods of Working:

Phone, email, SKYPE and in person sessions available daytime, evening and weekends. Distance sessions can be mixed and matched with in person creativity retreats of whatever length you want in peaceful, rural Bressingham, Norfolk UK. I can also travel nationally and internationally.

My focus is on benefitting you: I am totally supportive, professional and non judgemental, and all of our work together is completely confidential. I use methods from coaching, art teaching, meditation, mindfulness based stress reduction and art therapy. It will depend on what your needs are as to what methods are used, and I will always ask your permission before we work with a particular approach. When your first contact me we will discuss your issues and needs and how you might like to work initially.

Specializations:

I am a fully qualified art teacher, life coach, visual artist with 5 years meditation training, experience of art therapy and 28 years working with a wide range of individuals from creative, educational, mental health and professional backgrounds, I am able to work with a wide range of issues and concerns relating to creativity – my focus is on you, your needs, personality and aspirations. One-to-one creativity coaching, spiritual life coaching, personalised creative art tuition, creativity retreats and creativity breaks can be used to:

  • Explore how emotions and thoughts involving fear, anxiety, anger and depression get in the way of your creativity
  • Clarify your motivation for doing creative work
  • Unifying our personal motivation, values and beliefs with our creative work and lifestyle
  • Clarify what your creative work is about
  • Start getting down to doing creative work
  • Develop a routine for doing creative work
  • Change the direction of your creative work
  • Progress your creative work further
  • Feel more fulfilled doing creative work
  • Clarify, develop and put into action how you share your creative work with others, whether commercially or non commercially
  • Explore, clarify, create and put into effect an action plan for living more creatively

Individual services offered:

One-to-One sessions completely tailored to your personal needs on any topic of your choice – you set the agenda

Workshops:

Mindful Drawing
Mindful Photography
Art and Meditation
Who am I?
Mandala Painting
Creativity for Women
Bespoke Workshops for your group or organization

Please see details on my website http://www.denisealexander.co.uk
Talks:

Mindful Creativity

Retreats offered

One-to-One personalized Creativity Coaching Retreats with me are at my house in a very small, peaceful, rural village in Bressingham, South Norfolk UK.  Alternatively I can visit you to facilitate a creativity retreat. I offer bespoke one-to-one sessions of 1 day to 1 week, personalised to meet your own individual needs, interests and aspirations. What we do is flexible and you can explore any topic of your choosing.

Very high quality, friendly, family run country farmhouse accommodation is available nearby in Bressingham, offering evening meals, packed lunches and transport for you.

Examples of topics clients have explored on retreats include:

  • Troubleshooting creative blocks
  • Exploring a new direction
  • Increasing self confidence
  • Learning to use mindfulness and meditation as part of the creative process
  • Using art as a means of self discovery

To discuss arranging a retreat, please contact me.

Training and Experience:

Diploma in Coaching (distinction gained, UK Coaching Partnership, accredited by Association for Coaching UK); Masters Degree in Fine Art (distinction gained, Norfolk University College of Arts, UK); Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Qualified Teacher Status (University of Cambridge UK); BA Hons Painting (Brighton University UK); 8 Week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (University of Bangor, Wales, UK); 5 Year Buddhist Mahamudra Meditation Training Course with Mingyur Rinpoche; 5 years personal art therapy and psychotherapy; 28 years experience teaching and coaching visual arts in colleges, schools, mental health, in the community, with professionals  and in private practice with individuals; exam coaching; Art for Personal Development; Art as a Spiritual Practice; Art For Self Discovery and Art for Self Expression.

I have been practicing as a professional visual art for over 30 years. This includes painting, drawing, text and image, art photography, performance, digital short film, mixed media, ceramics, experimental textiles, both traditional and contemporary approaches. My personal interests include exploring self/identity, stereotyping, art and meditation, spirituality, time, memory, the ephemeral and liminal. My work is in private collections in the UK and USA. I have run my own businesses and been self employed as a professional dancer, illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, art and photography tutor, creativity coach and run my own art publishing business. I have also been a seaside landlady!

Publications:

‘Buddhism and the Arts’ for Arts Council England, 2006

Pricing:

Free initial 20 minute phone session.
Fees vary depending on your needs and whether you pay as you go or opt for a package. Packages are designed to meet your individual needs. Concessions are available for cases of genuine hardship.

Please contact me when I will answer any questions you have and we can discuss the best options that will meet your needs.
Availability:

I have availability for individual sessions daytime, evening and weekends by phone, email, Skype or in person.

Individual sessions can be hourly or longer, including bespoke creativity coaching retreats of one day or more. Please contact me to explore the best options for you.
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