Topics we explore together can include:
Dissolving blocks, procrastination, resistance, fear, anxiety and negative beliefs sabotaging your personal, creative and professional development
Clarifying 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 and clarity returning to doing art after a gap, or are going through a life transition, career change or retirement
Support on your path of healing, self discovery and personal development, enabling you to combine creative activity with ME, MS, physical disability, depression and stress
Help connecting with and expressing your deepest self - explore integrating mindfulness, spiritual counselling, creative expression and coaching
Support going professional with creative practice, including making a business plan, or if you are already a creative professional, support with professional development to move your business forward, deepen and progress your creative work or change direction
Support for women: women often find difficulty giving themselves permission 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
Mindful Creativity Coaching as CPD completely personalised to focus on what you want to explore
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. Thetford
Helping you integrate who you are with what you do in your personal, professional, creative or spiritual life
We are all naturally creative. Artistic expression is just one way to be creative. When we can be ourselves, it is possible for art - and anything else we do - to flow naturally, compassionately and usually more wisely. This can feel deeply satisfying because we are being authentic and expressing ourselves from this authenticity.
However, this isn't always easy to do! Sometimes we get blocked by our habits, conditioning, life circumstances, when we can feel stuck, frustrated, depressed and anxious.
Helping you move through these issues to discover who you really are, and how you might express yourself from who you really are in your personal, professional or creative life is what we do together in Mindful Creativity Coaching and Personal Life Coaching.
A qualified life coach (member of the Association for Coaching), with over 20 years' experience as an art teacher, creativity coach, mindfulness teacher and professional artist and seven years as a Buddhist nun, I offer a safe, confidential space in which you choose the agenda and how you would most like to work together to move forward in your personal, creative or business life.
I support your journey using a variety of approaches drawn from my extensive experience in coaching, therapeutic art, mindfulness, art teaching and mentoring, depending on your personal preferences and what would be most helpful.
Your coaching can be very concrete or deep and profound - often both are needed as we explore personal, spiritual, emotional, energetic dimensions and practical action plans.
About Zangmo Alexander
A qualified art teacher, coach and meditation teacher with an MA in Fine Art, I have been helping students and clients in colleges, the community and private practice to discover themselves and nurture their creativity for over 25 years.
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 spiritual 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.
Enquiries and Bookings: 01379 897393 (UK)
A bit about mindfulness
Mindfulness is part of awareness meditation. It involves being aware of and paying attention to what is happening, as it is happening. This includes awareness of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting, thinking, feeling, and bodily energy as we experience them.
Contrary to popular belief you do not have to be able to stop thinking in order to learn to meditate!
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!
Meditation can be used in a secular way just to relax and improve health and well being through mindfulness, or it can also lead to enlightenment, the permanent cessation of suffering, the waking up to the full realisation of who we really are at the deepest level.