Creative Flow as a Resource – week 1

Just last Sunday, November 13th, me and Jennifer Bruder have started the Creative Flow as a Resource course for those who are looking for a new direction in their daily or professional lives and for those who want to bring in more creativity in the daily lives.

It was a great start with loads of creative energy and flow! We are looking forward to see and hear what our creative participants will do for their creative rendezvous during this week. Follow along or share your ideas on #findingcreativeflow.

Creative Flow as a Resource – course starting November 13, 2016

Creative Flow as a Resource is a 4-week course designed to serve as a window into a different reality, a few hours just for yourself, away from usual stress, uncertainties and routines. An opportunity to zoom out, to do something different or something long forgotten, but enjoyable and invigorating.

if you feel like you could use a bit of time for yourself,
if you feel like you’re always running somewhere and now need a pause,
if you feel like you’re stuck and not sure where to go,
if you are longing for more creativity and more inner freedom in your life
if you’re looking for yourself in the midst of the daily routines,

if you wonder how to become more open to different opportunities and let them happen to you,
if you need some time and space to nurture your creative potential,

if you need to discover and recover your resource,
or maybe you just need some energy to realize what you have in mind, but not really sure where to get it –

then this course can help you find answers to these questions.

It is time to create and discover!

This course aims to create conditions in which you can find your own ways to realize the plans and dreams you have, to nudge you towards what you actually want, to refresh, to gain some strength, to relieve from daily stresses and revitalize you and to give you tools with which you can see extraordinary in the ordinary.

The course builds upon research and findings in the positive psychology field, development of creativity and psychology of time and aims at helping out to find your passion, improve well-being and build a balanced time perspective.

The is a 4 week course. We meet on Sundays at 12:00 beginning on Sunday, November 13th and continue on Sunday, November 20th, 27th and December 4th.

What you will need in order to start:
1) a pen
2) a notebook – yep, there will be quite some writing involved
3) 30-60 minutes a day for yourself personally
4) a wish to change some things in your life and stop living on “autopilot” mode
5) join this kick-off meeting on November 13th at 12:00

Places are limited.

Cost: 700 dkk / 175 dkk per session.

Please register here

Creativity as a Resource – workshop at PWN – Copenhagen

This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure together with Jennifer Bruder from Brain Dialogues to host our Creativity as a Resource Workshop for the Professional Women’s Network, Copenhagen chapter.

It was a very lively and cozy forum with 12 professional women from all over the world, who eagerly tapped into their creative side that evening. In just 3 hours we explored a wide range of issues, such as how to become more efficient, less stressed, and more creative with our daily tasks.

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We have experienced how framing and limiting time can be a tool to boost creativity – it helps to cut out our inner censor and place all of our focus on the process of creation itself.

We stressed that creativity is a skill that can be trained, much in the same way you train your muscles. Thus, it follows, you do need to make time to be creative. The good news is, by giving ourselves 10 minutes a day, we can greatly build on our creative skills and our creative brain. There is no need to look for special days, nor a special atmosphere in order to get into the creative mode. Establishing a daily 10-minute routine will make an enormous difference to your energy, mood and to the quality and novelty of your ideas.

We have also traveled through time during the workshop – tapping into our past experiences and positive emotions, through relaxation and meditation, drawing the inspiration from these experiences and creating something new in the present moment. And we have imagined a few alternatives, some very short sketches of the future possible self. We know that techniques designed to tap into your memories, your emotions and your real and imagined experiences enhance the creative process. Mindfulness is an excellent tool to get this going.

We had a wonderful time and we were so thrilled to feel the inspiration and energy flowing in the air throughout the evening!

If you’re curious to experience your own creative energy, build the creative muscle, and gain motivation for establishing your own creative routine firsthand, we are offering a longer, more in depth course beginning on November 13th. We will meet once a week for four weeks and we would love to have you join us.

Looking forward to exploring creativity together with you!

Anna & Jennifer

About the Hosts:
*Jennifer has a PhD in Neuro-cognitive psychology and owner of the Brain Dialogues, where she translates how brain science can be applied to education, personal development and the workplace.
*Anna has a PhD in psychology and is owner of Creative Time Studio and altogether a very creative person!
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Indvielsen – Invitation to the exhibition opening – June 3 – Copenhagen

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of our project –

Indvielsen | Initiation: The Danish Tribe

June 3, 2016
17:00 – 19:00, Artist talk at 17.30
Politiken Boghal – Rådhuspladsen 37 , 1785 København K

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This is a multi-disciplinary art project that me and Laureline Demonet have been working on lately. It is a project where we combine social studies, fashion, textile craft and photography.

Laureline explores the views of newcomers to Denmark on the Danish fashion and “Danishness” in general. She then creates a mask of what she has discovered through the interviews and later on I take photographs of the interviewees wearing their “Danish” mask.

This work is an opportunity for the Danes to look at themselves from a very unusual angle. We wish thereby to shake up the stereotypes about national identities and invite you to join the tribe!

The first part of our project will be exhibited as an installation on the Metro’s construction’s wall -City Hall Square. This is definitely the largest installation that I have ever been part of – we take over the whole wall, which is 4 meters high and 50 meters long, from top to bottom! The oversized portraits, accompanied by a narrative, will be there from the 3rd of June 2016 until end of December 2016.

More about the project: https://indvielsen.dk/

I’m really looking forward to seeing you on June 3rd for the opening of this bizarre project!

Time Perspective Network – program highlights and other updates

Celebrating Time – TPCPH2016 Highlights

Some of the highlights of this year’s edition of the Time Perspective conference is its cultural satellite events. We are partnering up with the Danish Film Institute and CPH:PIX and co-organize two movie screenings in Cinemateket.

August 18th, at 16:45 – Into Eternity (2009) with introduction by the film director, Michael Madsen (DK) and follow up debate with futurist Patrick van der Duin (NL), climate and energy expert from Greenpeace Tarjei Haaland (DK), psychologist Yaacov Trope (USA) and an architect Marie-Louise Holst (DK).

August 19th, at 18:30 – The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) feature film with introduction and follow-up Q&A session with prof. Philip Zimbardo (USA).

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Time Perspective Network — April updates

What are we working on during April and some other news from the International Time Perspective Network

We have largely finalized the reviews of the submissions for our 3rd International Conference on Time Perspective: Celebrating Time to be held in August 2016 in Copenhagen.  – there are a few things still in progress due to the technical issues we have experienced. We hope that by now all who submitted a proposal have received the confirmation. We will really appreciate if the fees are paid by the end of April. Our budget is very modest and we rely on your contributions in order to proceed further.
We are in the process of developing the draft program. We aim to have it by the end of the month. In order to facilitate the process we invite everyone to register on Conferize platform – so that we can add everyone to the schedule: http://www.tpcph2016.com/schedule – you will receive an invitation. We decided to use this platform for a few reasons – it will allow for all the content of the event to stay long after the conference is over, which was not the case with the two previous events unfortunately. It will also ease the communication between the Network members, share the presentations and much more.
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We are still looking for strategic partners and sponsors for our event in Copenhagen – please give us a had with this. We believe that we have developed a truly unique concept for our next meeting and we just need some extra financial help in order to fully realize our vision. We are working hard on securing additional funding here in Copenhagen – we have already applied for numerous foundations (public and private), but the first answers will come only in the end of May – June.

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Participating in the Danish Research Festival

In the week 17, or from April 25 to May 1, there will be Danish Research Festival running across the country and this year I’ll be part of it!

The organizers say that “the festival programme has about 500 different events in more than 100 cities all over the country and every year more than 65,000 guests visit the festival.” It is ran every year and it is organized by Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

It seems like the main idea of the Festival is to bring science closer to general public. Sounds like fun! I’ll be exploring different events during the week and will keep you updated on my favorites from the proposed programme.

If you are in Copenhagen and you’re interested in psychology of time, please join me!

Psychology of time: Before, after and in-between

April 28th, 19:00 to 21:00 at Rantzausgade 34

Please register here, since the places are limited.

This talk aims to introduce you to the exciting topic of psychological time.

The different roles time plays in our everyday life, how it impacts what we do and how, how the tempo of a city has an impact of our health and how to find a temporal balance will be explored during the talk.

We will also talk about temporal aspects of groups and cultures and how those influence cross-cultural communication and sustainability issues.

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Creative flow as a resource

May 1st, 12:00 to 14:00 at Rantzausgade 34

Please register here, since the places are limited.

This workshop is designed to serve as a window into a different reality, a few hours just for yourself, away from usual stress, uncertainties and routines. An opportunity to zoom out, to do something different or something long forgotten, but enjoyable and invigorating.

It is time to get together with your inner creative and a few other like minded people and do something fun and inspiring.

It is time to take a break, breathe, be with yourself and dissolve in your dreams and then continue with new energy and focus.

It is time to stop waiting for the muse, we’ll start without her, but she’ll join us anyway.

It is time to create and discover!

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Last days at Prøvestenen – wanna be a model?

Dear friends,

there are always times that something comes to an end, but of course something else starts at the same time.
I invite you to visit me at my studio in Prøvestenen for the last time – we have to move out by April 1.

I’d be happy if you will help me to capture this special place in some series of images – and if you can also help me to pack and move some of the things – that would be great as well. But most importantly I just want to use the space for the fullest while it lasts. It offers really interesting backdrops and such. So if you ever dreamed to be a model – I would be really happy to work with you!

You’ll get to see a very special place in Copenhagen and you’ll get some bizzare photos taken at the same time.

Please call me – 71437363 – I won’t have much internet access while I’m there.

Hope to see you!

Time Perspective Network is looking for a case

We are a bunch of scientists who study time, we know a whole lot about waiting time, user experience of time, time across cultures, sustainability behaviors, teams and groups, and how they evolve in time, the vision and future scenarios, we apply temporal research in strategic innovation , designing apps that help to cope with chronic diseases, preventing suicide – maybe you have a case for us to work on during our Conference in Copenhagen this August?

We are in it together with local engineers, members of IDA – so it’s an interesting mix of people – psychologists and engineers and a bunch of artists as well! Please keep us busy!

We want to work on something challenging, interesting and useful! Know some one we should talk to? Please get in touch!

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