Creating in Crisis


  • May 25, 2020 - Showtime: 7:30pm

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Creating in Crisis:
Tapping into the Creative Process to Access Coping Skills and Vitality

As members of the music community, we might feel pressure to be prolific and overproduce in these times. The truth of it is we are in the midst of a pandemic - your mind, body, and emotions might need some space to process, and being overly productive just might not be in the cards. Tack on longing to get back out there and play, with the 'not knowing' and loss of income, and we have potential for fear, anxiety, and feeling low.

In our workshop we will learn how all of these pressures impact our nervous system (our brain and body) and learn coping skills that will help us to feel more grounded and in flow. We will access our creativity and inner vision through sound meditation and by creating with a different kind of art than you might be used to - visual art such as drawing, painting, and sculpture to create intuitively. Setting down the instrument and working with different media can take the pressure off of productivity. It helps us to see past the product and anchor into the process that can reveal to us hidden wisdom. 

This workshop is part education, part meditation, and part creation. The intention is that you will leave feeling a little bit lighter and a lot more inspired by your own inner potential.

This free workshop is open to SaskMusic members and subscribers. *Non-members are welcome to attend, but will have to create a free account on the website, and subscribe to the e-release to get the webinar link (but you can unsubscribe later if you wish).

No musical, meditation, or art making experience is necessary. No specialized supplies will be needed to create - just use whatever is kicking around your home, even if that's a pen and scrap paper!

The workshop will occur over Zoom. You can choose whether or not you wish to appear on web camera, and participants will have their microphone muted unless they unmute to ask a question or comment. Using headphones is strongly recommended for best audio quality.

Participants can choose to participate anonymously by changing their name in Zoom and leaving their web camera off. 

A resource package including slides will be available to participants after the workshop.

Webinar link and tips on setting up your space will be sent ahead of the webinar. Please email Brittney with any questions you have

About Amanda Scandrett:
- Masters Educational Psychology - Counselling
- Bachelor of Arts Education
- Reiki Master
- Somatic Healing Practitioner
- Creative Therapies Practitioner
- Artist

Throughout my education and professional career I have been passionate about the healing journey of both myself and others. It was early in my university education that I became deeply interested in holistic healing of the physical, emotional, mental/intellectual, and spiritual aspects within each one of us. I have followed my passion by weaving together various trainings and modalities in traditional counselling and holistic/spiritual worlds to deepen my understanding of these four aspects to inform my work in both academic and community contexts.

‚ÄčI see myself as a helper along your path. The guiding principle behind my work is that we all have within us the power to heal ourselves. Over time, through various events and some painful experiences we may have disconnected from that healing aspect - the aspect in ourselves that supports us to lead rich, connected, and divinely guided lives. As a helper I will use the tools and education I have experienced in my learning to help you build the capacity to align with your innate healing.