Mindful Creativity Coach, life coach, personal coach, Suffolk, norfolk, uk
What Clients Say
I want to thank Zangmo Alexander for her help and support with some serious issues in my life. She is a caring, supportive individual that can almost see into your soul. She has helped me clarify many recent issues plus helped with an "action plan" for dealing with these issues. Her coaching is incredibly astute and personal. I would recommend those of you considering coaching to contact Zangmo. - K.G.
How could you be more creative in a way that comes from the deepest part of you, that feels most meaningful? When we feel blocked, resistant, depressed, anxious, confused, or are straining to be someone else's idea of what we should be, this is reflected in our creative expression and quality of life. We can feel frozen, depressed, anxious, limited, frustrated - in other words, stuck. So often preconceptions, limitations, narrow mindedness, and fear prevent us from being creative in a natural and authentic way. To be naturally creative, we need to develop openness, playfulness, spontaneity, receptivity, connectedness, awakeness, awareness, compassion and acceptance - all qualities developed through practising mindfulness. Mindful Creativity Coaching can help you learn to relax, be more aware and present. This relaxation and presence can free blocked energy for authentic, deeply satisfying creative expression and appreciation of daily life. Artistic self expression then becomes an enriching journey of self discovery in which you are more authentically yourself and create naturally from that.
The Benefits of Mindfulness
For centuries meditators, doctors and healers in eastern traditions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism have believed that mindfulness and meditation improves health and well-being. Now scientists are finding evidence for this.
As mindfulness meditation became increasingly accepted in Europe and America, scientists began to research its effects. Clinical studies have documented how it helps people stay healthier, improve mental focus and feel less overwhelmed by emotions. Used as a secular healing tool in modern health care and therapy, regularly practising mindfulness and meditation have been shown to lessen suffering and improve physical, emotional and mental well being.
What is Mindfulness?
As mindfulness entails being aware, accepting our experience as it happens, with practice we become less caught up with concepts and anxiety about the future on the basis of our suffering from the past. We are in the present moment. This can really open us up to appreciating and enjoying the amazing qualities of the ever living present moment. We can relax, truly enjoy ourselves while appreciating what we are seeing, feeling and doing!
How can Mindful Creativity Coaching help me?
Dissolve blocks, procrastination, resistance, fear, anxiety and negative beliefs sabotaging your personal, creative and professional development
Clarify what is really important, authentic and meaningful in life and creative practice for you – what are your core values, aspirations, goals and beliefs that make life worth living and creative work worth doing?
Support with starting to find confidence, focus or learn skills while you get yourself going doing art work.
Support returning to doing art after a gap to raise a family or do other work, or are going through a life transition, career change or retirement.
Mindful Creativity Coaching can be part of a path of healing, self discovery and personal development, enabling you to combine creative activity with ME, MS, physical disability, depression and stress. I integrate mindfulness, spiritual counselling, art teaching and coaching to help you connect with and express your deepest self.
Support going professional with creative practice. Or if you are already a creative professional, you may be wanting support with professional development to move your business forward, deepen and progress your creative work or change direction in what you are doing.
Support for women: women in particular find difficulty making time to nourish themselves through creative activities. If you are keen to integrate creativity into your life, Mindful Creativity Coaching can support you in learning to balance creative work with other areas of your life, such as relationships, time management, physical health, social and family life and spirituality.
Developing a body of creative work takes patience, perseverence and committment, just for starters. Mentoring and coaching can be a tremendous ongoing support, particularly when self doubt, blocks, anxiety and other issues poke their heads up
Mindful Creativity Coaching as CPD, completely personalised to focus on what you want to explore
What Clients say
These sessions have helped me to define my broad goals to set short term targets and to find the confidence to expand and explore my work as a textile artist. - B.B, Norfolk
During the coaching sessions Zangmo is always focussed on what my aims and needs are. I really feel that it’s all about me and my art and she is the catalyst that enables me to access an infinite source of creativity within me of which I was unaware. - Liz Reid, Selby
About Zangmo Alexander
I am a qualified Life Coach, Creativity Coach, Art Teacher, Mindfulness Teacher and Artist with over 25 years experience supporting clients in discovering fresh ways to integrate their deepest values with authentic, creative expression in art or photography media and more widely in work and personal life.
I have practised mindfulness and meditation for over twenty years, and was a Buddhist nun for seven years before returning to lay life. I received meditation and mindfulness teachings from revered Tibetan masters as well as participating in a secular 8 Week Mindfulness course with the University of Bangor. This has given me a deep understanding of the creative process and its relationship with mindfulness, meditation and self discovery. I am a member of The Association for Coaching and the Creativity Coaching Association, and abide by their professional codes of conduct.
Flexible Times and Places for Creativity Coaching
Creativity Coaching sessions with me are available as follows:
- Duration from 1 hour sessions to Creativity Coaching retreats of up to two weeks for working intensively on issues
- Sessions available daytime, evening and weekends
- Sessions can be face to face, or by phone, facebook messenger, email or Skype, so you can have sessions with me from anywhere in the world.