Find Your Creative Freedom
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Find Your Creative Freedom

Develop a Regular Creative Habit - Release Your Inner Creative!
4.4 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,023 students enrolled
Created by Jennifer Syme
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have developed a small, regular, creative habit, which they can build on using the tools in the course.
  • Continue to build their creative habit, developing their creative confidence and boosting well being as they do so.
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Requirements
  • An urge to create! And the willingness to make it happen.
  • 28 Days to follow the course, and try the pompts and challenges.
  • Have access to materials for writing, drawing, taking photos, colouring in. Also a sense of humour and a willingness to have a go.
Description

Want to be more CREATIVE?

Don't know how or where to start?

Join in Find Your Creative Freedom to get started!

Easy prompts and tips to loosen

your creative muscles and

let your inner creative have some fun!

Who is this for?

  • writers, doodlers, artists, photographer, pianists, players, knitters, potters, anyone who wants to CREATE
  • maybe you used to do these things but something made you stop
  • time, family, commitments, it seemed 'silly' to want to do those things?
  • but now, you feel too - old, rusty, silly, wonder what will people say, and what if you can't do it anymore?
  • So, your piano stands untuned, your sketchbook unfilled, your notebooks abandoned, your dreams dormant
  • but every now and then, a little part of you whispers, 'why not', and you have a go
  • and that makes you feel....excited, better, happier, more you.
  • you want to meet others who feel the same
  • you want to stop being a 'cramped creative'
  • and be truly YOU!

With just a few minutes a day you can start to build your creative habit.

4 weeks of fun, small, easy to do prompts to spark your inner creative into life.

5-20 minutes a day.

At the end of the 4 weeks I want you to have a regular creative habit that you can build on

Learn tips on how to silence that inner critic and listen to your inner creative

It's time to grind that Gremlin, grab the permission slip, and (re)discover your creative self!

This course is aimed at helping you START!

Start small, start silly....START!

Once you do, you will find yourself looking for that time, craving your creativity, changing your priorities, sharing your passion.

I'm Jennifer and I literally wrote the book on 'Freeing Your Creativity'.
In my old life as an IT Analyst, when I was a 'cramped creative',  I dreamed of writing a book. Now, I have and people have found it has inspired them to create more.
Which is FANTASTIC!

 

What people have said about the book -

 

"the perfect complement to Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, but it's a perfect standalone 'How To' book for anyone who wishes they were more creative, or is sure that they are but don't know how to express it."

 

"I've just finished reading this and can't believe how much I resonated with it. I hadn't quite realised that nurturing your creativity is so important for our well-being."
This course is the book in practical form. Where we take the idea that more creative practise in our lives is a path to improved wellbeing and happiness, and act on it. There were practical examples in the book but it's easy to read about something, and much harder to actually do it. I deliberately refer to it as a 'practise',  because just as with anything it takes time and repetition to form a habit and to fully allow creativity into our lives. So just as yoga or meditation is seen as a 'practise', as an ongoing learning experience, so is creativity. And just as with those things, you don't need a certain age bracket, or skill or expensive equipment, what you need is to start small, and build up your habit. And habits take 21+ days to build. So 4 weeks ought to give you a good start!

This course is for you if - 

  • You keep dreaming of doing your creative thing 
  • You know, the one that pops into your mind every so often, the thing you used to do. 
  • The thing you assumed you would always do. 
  • The things that makes you feel truly 'you'. 
  • This has been going on for Months, Years, possibly Decades!


                                Come join me in Find Your Creative Freedom and STOP Dreaming, Start CREATING!




Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has either had a creative outlet in the past, or has a desire to write, draw, craft....basically create! Somehow you have lost your way, life, time, commitments got in the way. This course is aimed at helping you (re)discover that inner creative part of yourself.
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
01:54:37
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Section 1 - Introduction to Find Your Creative freedom
2 Lectures 06:05

What to expect from the course. 

Preview 02:24

An overview of what the course contains and what to expect.

Preview 03:41
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Section 2 - Finding the Time to Create
10 Lectures 30:18

Where does your time go? In this section we are going to find out!

Introduction to Time Section
03:23

Let's get started on really finding where your time goes. It might throw up some surprises!

Preview 02:55

A vieo on how to use the downloadable planner sheets. Probably the most important lecture of the week!

Day 1 - Part 2 - How to use the planner downloads - very important!
04:28

We all have them, patterns and routines. By identifying our patterns we can start to make necessary changes, and find more time for our creativity.

Day 2 - WHat are your patterns?
01:53

Why being organised can actually help.

Day 3 - Being Organised Can Help Your Creativity
04:19

My own approach to planning and planners. It might not be the way you want to do it but it might give you some ideas on working our what works for you.

Day 3 Part 2 - How I use a planner system to keep on top of time.
05:01

There so many apps and other resources that can help with taming our time. Here are a few of my favourites.

Day 4 - Resources to Help Manage Time
03:39

A look back over what you have done in time week. This is the hardest week, and you did it!

Day 5 - Review of Time Week
02:34

Well done!

Day 6 - You Did It!
01:46

I made a fun wee video to celebrate you finishing this first week.

Day 6 Part 2 - Fun Time Tamer Video
00:20

Time Quiz
5 questions
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DO You Need Permission to Create?
7 Lectures 23:54

First look at what might hold you back from creating - do you need 'permission'?

Introduction - Need A Permission Slip?
01:43

Where we look at Permission to Play...

Day 1 - Permission to..Play
04:19

Just start, be a beginner!

Day 2 - Permission to....Begin
04:02

You know the 'please fix your own oxygen mask' advice on planes? Well, this is like that - look after yourself, you can look after others better. So it's not selfish to practise some self care!

Day 3 - Permission to....Look After Yourself
04:22

DOn't be a sheep! You CAN do things your way.

Day 4 - Permission to....Be Different
04:06

Small steps can lead to great things.

Day 5 - Permission to....Tip Toe!
03:55

Again, you made it!

Day 6 - Permission to.....Celebrate!
01:27

Permission Quiz
5 questions
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Meet Your Gremlin
8 Lectures 25:20

Who or what tells you that you can't or shouldn't create? Let's deal with those inner critics!

Preview 01:47

Meet your gremlin.

Day 1 - Let's Look at Yours...
02:38

Where does your inner critic come from?

Day 2 - Who is this Gremlin?
02:59

Why do we have these inner critics?

Day 3 - What do they WANT?
04:29

Can the inner critic be useful to our creativity?

Day 4 - How To Use the Gremlin to Help Us...
03:42

How can we make the inner critic go away?

Day 5 - How to Lose the Gremlin
06:45

Another week, another celebration. Go You!

Day 6 - Another Celebration!
02:25

Another fun wee video.

Day 6 Part 2 - A Fun Video on the Gremlin
00:35

Gremlin Quiz
5 questions
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Build Your Creative Habit
7 Lectures 28:12

Once we start to develop a habit, how do we keep it going? That is what this section is about.

Preview 01:52

We need to know who or what helps us.

Day 1 - Find Your Habit Helpers...
06:33

We need to know who or what might be holding us back.

Day 2 - What Holds You Back?
04:23

How can we build up the helpers and reduce the gremlin's impact?

Day 3 - How to Boost Those Helpers (and keep the Gremlin at bay as well)
03:53

Sometimes we need to let ourselves dream big, see our smaller aspirations in perspective and open our minds to what we could do if we really got going!

Day 4 - Let's Dream...
05:26

When life gets in the way, how to keep our habit going, or get back to it? 

Day 5 - Life Gets in the Way
02:56

Whoo hoo! You finished the course. Good job! Now go and create!

Day 6 - You Did It - End of Course Recap.
03:09

Habit Building Quiz
5 questions
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Bonuses and Resources
1 Lecture 00:53

Resources for you to check out for further information

Bonus Section
00:53
About the Instructor
Jennifer Syme
4.4 Average rating
6 Reviews
1,023 Students
1 Course
Writer, Massage Therapist, Guitarist, Doodler,

Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I'm a writer, massage therapist and creativity coach, based in Scotland, U.K. I am the author of 'Freeing Your Inner Creativity", and also a registered Massage Therapist.

I got here by studying English, Psychology, Environmental Studies, and
then working in IT for 9 years, so a bit of a long way round. But here I am!

Now, my focus is on well-being, writing and creativity in general. The aim of my
book(s) and courses is to support people in their quest to get more creativity in their lives, improving their happiness and well being along the way. Whether that is by  - Writing, drawing, cooking, knitting….whatever gives them that creative buzz!


I currently divide my time between writing fiction and working in my massage practice and in between I play guitar, doodle/draw and whatever else I find to inspire my creative flow.