Welcome to the Pattern Breaks Facilitator Series to celebrate creative faciliation, and the launch of Pattern Breaks: A Facilitator's Guide to Cultivating Creativity by Michelle James. This is a free video series with seasoned creative process facilitators. Each video contains a creative practice to do in real time, or when you have the time, along with some valuable insights and lessons learned from the field.
Guest Facilitator Stephen Nachmanovitch
Our kick-off conversation is with Stephen Nachmanovitch. In this hour-long conversation, Stephen shares much thought-provoking wisdom about life, creativity, and improvisation, along with a beautiful experiential embodiment practice in real time. You can use it anytime, to create more spaciousness, flexibility, and awareness....and as a metaphor for the creative life. Stephen is an international musician, author, artist, improviser, educator, and facilitator of improvisation. He wrote Free Play: Improvsation in Life and Art. You can reach Stephen at freeplay.com, where you can also find his latest book, The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life. The technique starts at 2:03 in the video.
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Pattern Breaks is a handbook for navigating the world of creative facilitation. It is for facilitators, trainers, educators, group leaders, and anyone who would like to bring more creativity out of their groups and out of themselves. From concepts to mindsets to practical applications and more, this book provides deas, principles, practices, and activities, to apply before, during, and after your workshop or event. It focuses on two levels at the same time— you as a facilitator of creative process, and you as a creative individual.
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