deep “c” voyage
join our exclusive community
We always wanted you to be part of the conversation.
Now, here’s how to join in.
join with us in community to spark and spur each other’s creative spirits.
Starting this fall, Deborah and Jennifer will lead a small group (no more than 12) on a voyage into and through each of the seven ways of Deep Creativity.
WHO ARE YOU?
You know there’s something within you, but you’ve yet to devote yourself to your creative soul’s unfolding.
You’ve taken steps to forge your own creative path in the world, but you sense that there’s something more, and you want to go deeper.
You have an established creative life, but you’re intrigued by the process and principles of Deep Creativity and how they can expand your voice and vision.
Whether you are already deep into your creative life or just beginning to heed the creative call, we designed this exclusive offering for those of you who want to commit time, energy and space to your creativity. We welcome creativity in all its forms, and across all mediums. We invite you to explore the breadth of your creative soul, and the height of your creative spirit.
WHO ARE WE?
We are here both as companions and coaches to inspire, encourage and witness your creative expression. We have :
We know how to create community in-person and online. We’ve done it before. Many times. We have both been teaching for the entirety of our careers, and whatever the subject matter, it’s always about transformation and empowerment.
Call it self-realization, call it self-actualization, call it individuation, whatever you may call it, we are passionate about creating and holding space to inspire others to embody their fullest creative potential.
We have both been practicing and pondering creativity throughout our lives. In 2015, we came together to formalize this into a book. While deeply embedded in our personal experience, Deep Creativity is informed by the intersection of our various fields of interest and expertise — depth psychology, spirituality, the humanities, and the mind-body connection.
Individually and collaboratively, we’ve successfully launched and led programs, published books, guided individuals and groups, and all of this has led us here. To you. To this voyage.
>>Read more about Deborah here and Jennifer here
WHO CAN WE BE TOGETHER?
Here’s our metaphor for the voyage :
You, alone on a boat, can only row out so far. You may begin to question your courage, your capabilities, even your purpose, direction and calling. You have only one oar to propel the boat. Sometimes, you may feel lonely, lacking the comfort of a companion. You may want to stop rowing all together, with little encouragement to call you forth.
Now picture this. You, alongside other creatives. You are a crew. Rowing together. When you feel strong, you inspire others with your endurance. When you tire, you look around the boat, and take courage. Someone is there to notice, appreciate and praise your effort. We imagine you will row much further in the company of those who challenge, excite and embolden you. Who hold you accountable. Who hold you to your best.
HOW WE WILL BE TOGETHER
Together, we will explore the 7 ways and 15 principles of deep creativity firsthand. This voyage is about devotion and dedication, a manageable and meaningful way to foster and enhance our creative energy in the world.
Together we’ll follow the exact same pattern we did when we created the book, as explored in our introduction—we’ll call out a way for the month, then dive deep into the way and surface with our creative response to share with each other. For those of you who appreciate structure, during the first three weeks of the month, we’ll take on a creative practice a week from the book, and in the fourth week, we’ll refine and share whatever emerged . For those of you who appreciate a more fluid approach, you may share every week wherever the muse takes you, and at the end of the month, whatever she inspired you to create.
The details :
We will host two Zoom video conference calls per month, one at the beginning of our dive, to discuss the way of the month, and once at the end, to share our unique creative responses (because deep creativity is idiosyncratic). These calls will also be recorded and made available to you if you can’t join the session live.
You will have access to a private Facebook group which Deborah and Jennifer will contribute to during the month, offering inspiration and reflection upon the way at hand (because deep creativity is attentive).
We will have the opportunity to share our creative works in progress on the Facebook group, in addition to asking questions and participating in discussion (because deep creativity is responsive).
You will receive first notification of early-bird pricing for all events, courses and retreats we’ll be offering in the future.
We will offer you two 45 minute individual creative consultation with the two of us. One at the beginning of the program to get to know you and your hopes and dreams for our seven month voyage. And one towards the end to help you integrate what has emerged for you during our time together. (If individual coaching works for you, we will make ourselves available to you for an added fee, discounted from our normal rates).
The program will run for 7 months, beginning October 1, 2019.
$275 per month, with monthly auto-renew payments.
First payment (non-refundable deposit) due at the time of acceptance into the program. Subsequent payments will begin on the 2nd month of the
program, and be processed on the first of every month. OR
$250 per month, with one upfront payment of $1750.
(1) Because it will be serious
The archetypal psychologist James Hillman, who we quote a lot in the book, proposed that three conditions are critical for anyone serious about the creative process: structure, deadlines, and community. This program offers all three.
Structure, in the form of monthly Zoom calls, two coaching sessions, weekly practices and the Facebook private group
Deadlines, where we commit to producing something by the end of each month
Community, with each other as companions, readers, witnesses, collaborators, viewers, etc.
(2) Because it will be fun
With Deborah and Jennifer as your hosts, your guides and your creative compatriots, we promise that sparks will fly, inside jokes will be shared and behind the scenes stories will be revealed. Add to the mix a rag-tag group of fellow creatives, all dedicated and devoted to their mutual craft-of-choice, and we’ll all walk away with a warm heart, meaningful connections and lots of laughter.
We are seriously trying to rope Dennis in for some guest appearances and wise musings along the way. We do have some ‘pull’ so chances are quite high you’ll be encountering him as well through this voyage.
The application process consists of 7 simple questions.
After you submit, we will confirm your enrollment within one week.
We are ready to begin this voyage with you,
and look forward to building real community around the creative life.
*All author photography on this page taken by Joey Paynter Photography. Grateful for her creative soul and vision.