Barb Kobe is a trained Creativity Coach* and Group Facilitator. Barb has a degree in psychology with an emphasis on the expressive arts. She is a NLP Practioner and a trained JourneyCircles™ facilitator* and Artbundance™ Creativity Coach.* She has been teaching dollmaking and healing since 2000 in retreat, personal classes and online settings. She is in the process of completing her book The Transformative Art of Healing Dolls.
NLP (Neuro Linguistics Programming) Practitioner Certificate
ARTbundance Creativity Coaching
The ARTbundance™ Philosophy is an innovative approach of self-discovery through creativity, based on the 9 ARTbundance Principles (Gratitude, Intuition, Balance, Choice, Vision, Action, Attraction, Connection, Service) and the exciting utility of ARTsignments™: unique exercises that use art and creativity as a conduit for exploration and transformation.
http://artellaland.com/act.html email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JourneyCircles™It is a process based on expressive arts, transformative process, creative mapping techniques and visual narrative, using the simplicity of collage to invite your stories to guide you. http://catcaracelo.com/journeycircles-and-training/
I studied with Creativity Coach and Mentor, Eric Maisel. I like his explanation of creativity coaching.
Creativity coaching is one person offering soup-to-nuts help to another person who is trying to live a successful creative life. The creative client may have career concerns, creative blocks, psychological issues, relationship issues, or existential and spiritual crises, and may face a gamut of challenges that come from wanting and needing to create. A creativity coach expects all of this and is ready for all of this.”
“An effective creativity coach is aware of the big picture: human nature, personality structure, the psychological makeup of creative individuals, the problems inherent in the work creative individuals attempt, the shape of the different intellectual and art marketplaces, and so on. When a client comes in, the coach joins with the new client, as one human being to another and one creative person to another, listens to what the client is saying, and makes observations and suggestions.”
“Creativity coaching is not psychotherapy but creativity coaches need to have psychological insight and acumen and recognize that psychology is on the table whenever one human being attempts to help another. But the coaching they offer does not represent itself as psychotherapy, any more than the mentoring or coaching that a good writing teacher or art teacher provides represents itself as psychotherapy.”