A Taste of Mindcamp (Heart of a Lion)

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One of a series of posts profiling some of the 100+ hours of Mindcamp programs you can take this summer. For more on this and other programs, go to: Mindcamp Sessions.

Lionhearted Creativity

Creative courage and resilience to gain at any loss

As exciting as change can be, the loss involved in new beginnings is difficult. It can cause our creative mojo to wane and hope to fade — unless we dig deep to find the reservoir of gains that lie beyond fear and doubt. This hands-on session will have you engaging in a whole system approach to creative problem solving. You’ll learn to use rebalancing tools to help you stay mentally and emotionally focused, hack the biological advantages of stress, and even leverage opening to distress. In so doing, you’ll transform the experience of loss into one of gain and growth.

The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session

  • Get through loss better by delving into your own loss, gain and mastery cycles
  • Discover the lionheart of creativity and explore emotional and mental balancing techniques
  • Get your hands dirty, play with curiosity and gain insight into the many ways creative problem solving methods overlay

With a background in International Relations, Nicole Dobinson has worked at home and abroad as a capacity builder, strategic planner, and adviser to governments, businesses, and the UN. She combines her love of tango and salsa with all the Latin world has taught her about creativity, expression, and passion. Weaving in Eastern philosophy, Theory U, and Design Thinking, she helps groups and individuals find new ways forward. She fuels her passion for travel and change by working with clients when abroad and an active involvement in Toronto’s social innovation community when at home.

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