Words can be limiting in expressing oneself. Art is a dynamic form of exploring group interactions
and relationships and bringing non-verbal issues to the fore. The process of making art in a dynamic
and creative group format provide an opportunity through which people skills can be creatively
expressed, explored, managed and worked through. Group members gain self awareness and useful
insights which empowers both individuals and the team to take responsibility for and manage future
People are unique and have different needs and expectations. Bringing various experiences,
personalities and cultures into a group environment may be challenging. This dynamic limits the
capacity of a team to perform at its maximum potential.
Through our Art-Café experiential Workshops, these differences are creatively respected and
explored. These differences are therefore experienced as strengths and assets within the team
thereby enhancing each person's unique potential performance in the workplace. Team morale,
motivation and communication are thereby improved.
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Coaching the latest and greatest in personal development and motivation! What are your goals? What would you like to improve your skills? Where do you see yourself in 6 months time? Much research has shown that learning is far greater absorbed and integrated when experienced within different spheres of the brain.
Hence our programmes are designed to coach creatively using a combination of experiential (right brain) creative activities as a further exploration of the practical information (left brain) acquired during the coaching process. This enables an integration of insight, awareness and commitment to achieving ones goals in the workplace.
Both personal issues at home and personal/team issues in the workplace are significant 'stressors'
that affect one's capacity to be productive at work. These stress factors are safely and creatively
identified and explored (individually or in a group format). This experiential and non-threatening
process facilitates an analysis of the issues both experientially and verbally - breaking them down
into understandable and manageable components. The working through of personal issues results
in the reduction of stress and anxiety in the workplace and hence greater team performance and
We live in a time-zone of fast economical change and technological developments. Something is
bound to change sometime... Change affects us all! The most common barrier to success is a
resistance to change and the lack of effective management of change. Through the process of
creatively exploring your team's resistance and reaction to change, we can manage, support and
minimize the personal side of change, thereby renewing morale and motivation following inevitable
SOFT SKILLS (INCLUDING COMMUNICATION, LEADERSHIP & MEDIATION SKILLS)
THE ART OF BRAINSTORMING
Brainstorming is probably one of the oldest methods of generating ideas. However generic thoughts
and words alone can be limiting! Using the creative process of making art we combine both left and
right brain to catalyst your team to exploring even greater levels of free association hence
triggering even more imaginative and creative ideas. This process is achieved on an experiential
level both individually and within the group for an all round, fresh and thorough exploration on any
CORPORATE WELLNESS (WORK-LIFE BALANCE)
WORK-LIFE BALANCE has become a familiar catch phrase that somehow somewhere we would all
like to achieve. However often urgent tasks become the focus of our fast paced and technologically
Creating and maintaining a balance of both work and life begins with a space set apart from
everyday life whereby you can reflect on and identify current work-life 'imbalances'. From this,
energy can be channelled into directing 'imbalance' to 'balance.' Repeated workshops are more
beneficial in maintenance of such a balance.
DROP IN GROUPS
Whatever happened to the old motto, "Work hard and Play hard?"
Much research has proven that taking constructive 'TIME OUT'S' has far reaching benefits in
improving one's capacity to be productive at work. Use your creative right-side of the brain for
constructive 'time-out's to stimulate capacity for regeneration of creative ideas in the workplace.
How do you CREATE just that?
Start a 'DROP IN' WELLNESS CREATIVE STUDIO on your premises - the perfect solution for
corporates to 'drop in' at a prescribed time to a creative space. Not only will creating images inspire,
motivate and relax you - but in the presence of an experienced facilitator - it will elevate your
understanding of yourself and others better hence EXTEND your innate potential for achieving
Note: 'Drop in' Groups are recommended on an ongoing regular basis (weekly/monthly) for sustained support in Creating AND Maintaining Wellness.
People either avoid or lack the skill in managing and resolving conflict. Words can be limiting in
expressing oneself. Art is a dynamic form of exploring group interactions and relationships and
bringing non-verbal issues to the fore. The process of making art in a dynamic and creative group
format provide an opportunity through which conflict can be creatively explored, analysed and
worked through. Group members gain self awareness and useful insights which empowers both
individuals and the team to take responsibility in future communication and interactions.
Trauma is both anxiety-promoting and debilitating. Our short term trauma debriefing workshops
provide a safe space for clients to process and work through work/personal related trauma's that
are affecting one's work potential. This allows clients to effectively re-empower themselves in a
creative and safe way, thereby enabling a person to re-engage in their work at their maximum
As a finale or as an experience in itself, the team will be given an opportunity to paint a group
image on board/canvas. This image will be in alignment with specific team objectives /mission
statements and hence the positive manifestation of the team's future. The canvas can be mounted
at the team's offices as a constant visual reminder and reinforcement of the team's commitment to
each other and the corporation.
Absolutely NO artistic skill or experience is required to participate in our workshops.