What’s it all about?
Planning and visioning can feel impossible in today’s world that’s more unpredictable than ever. While navigating this disrupted and challenging year, we still crave direction and some goals to guide us.
In this class, we’ll use our imagination and a creative process called ‘vision cards’ to explore alternative future directions and possibilities. Learn how to create a vision card and use reflective writing prompts to explore your visual collage further.
What will we cover?
Our imagination is one of our greatest resources and energizes us. We will begin our exploration with values and experiences that have supported us so far. By creating a Vision Card we will capture how we might bring these aspects into our lives going forward.
The class will guide you through an intuitive process of selecting images and words that speak to you. The process will help you navigate common pitfalls, such as creating a vision that turns out to be unrealistic. Instead, you will identify fresh, surprising and imaginative aspects you might want to invite into your life. Exploring your Vision Card with reflective writing prompts will help you decipher the meaning behind images and determine goals and actions.
You will leave this class with a completed Vision Card and some reflections. We will also provide some tips on how to get the most out of vision cards and how to keep things real. This is more than collecting a bunch of beautiful images; Your Vision Card will capture what you have learned in current circumstances and how to weave it into your life and future.
What we you need?
- Images from magazines, books, websites, personal photos, brochures or catalogues
- No need to cut up prior to class, this will be part of our process. Just have materials ready.
- If you do come across images that speak to you before the class, feel free to start collecting them.
- Paper cards such as plain index cards or system cards eg. 127 x 203mm (5″x 8″)
- You can find them at Officeworks or selected newsagents
- Or make your own cut to similar dimensions from packaging like cereal box or sturdy paper (suggested 200gsm+)
- Glue stick
Who will be teaching?
Conny Weyrich is a Masters qualified art therapist and creative coach. Building on 20 years of experience in marketing and management, her focus is now accessing the benefits of creativity for self-awareness, mental wellbeing and personal growth. She helps her clients to connect with their creativity to find clarity during challenging times and strengthen their resilience and emotional wellbeing.
With experiences in working in mental health settings, Conny is passionate about combining art therapy and other therapeutic or coaching frameworks to create a bespoke approach that fits her clients’ needs.
Conny has her own private practice Sensemaking Space, where she works with both individuals and organisations offering 1-on-1 sessions, workshops and arts-based training. She is available to work 1-on-1 with clients online via Zoom.