A Day Retreat Exploring Creativity, Growth + Purpose
“A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life" — Elizabeth Gilbert, Author
Join PATTERNITY for a very special day of empowering talks, meditation and self–enquiry workshops hosted by PATTERNITY Co-founder Anna Murray, Creative Coach Erica Wolfe-Murray and Ritual Designer Tiu De Haan, as we explore the power of creativity as a force of good in the world.
In the branching patterns of trees to the fundamental properties of our own lungs – the abundant wisdom and inspirational creativity of nature is all around and within us... But how can we find practical ways to implement these ideas to help us live more positive and purposeful lives – and connect us to our own nature?
Throughout the day we'll be delving deep into these practical tools and exploring questions such as:
What is creativity and why is it important now more than ever?
How can observing growth patterns in nature guide us towards a more sustainable and collective culture?
How can looking to our past patterns positively inform our future growth?
Whether you own your own business, have intentions to start one or are simply looking for some creative inspiration; the day retreat will inspire innovative and uplifting ways to connect to your creativity, purpose and true nature into 2019 and beyond.
"When we live with purpose, we make a meaningful difference in the world around us and experience life fully."
FORMAT: 11:00 – 17:00
11:00 Brunch + Conversation – Creativity + Positive Growth (see brunch menu below) Join PATTERNITY co-founder Anna Murray for an open and honest presentation and collaborative talk about growth, authentic creativity and modern definitions of purpose and success in business and beyond.
12:30 Elemental Appreciation Meditation Co-founder Anna leads a grounding relaxing arrival meditation celebrating the elements of nature
13:00 Self Enquiry Workshop Illuminating sessions on bringing our inner wisdom into our outer lives
14:00 Lunch break - and Nature Walk
15:00 PATTERNITALK + Workshop: 'Your Life – The Springboard for a Unique Purpose' Whether you're interested in creating your own business or not, this session will guide you through clearing creative blocks towards finding fulfilment and confidence with business and creativity coach Erica Wolfe Murray
16:00 Self-celebration and Intention Setting sessions - the 'ME TREE' Unique workshop co-hosted by Co-founder Anna and Ritual Designer Tiu De Haan on how to reflect on 2018 and the importance of celebrating your creative strengths. Here we'll set fresh intentions and get inspirational ideas on how to invite a future of positive patterns - and wonder into our lives.
17:00 Positive Patterns Celebratory Closing Circle
Brunch menu (sample menu) Starter: granola, yoghurt, fruit, vegan yoghurt. Main: avocado on toast, poached egg or mushrooms on cornbread toast, coriander, onion and hot sauce. Drinks: Tea, coffee.
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together… all things connect" — Chief Seattle
MORE ABOUT OUR EVENT COLLABORATORS
Erica Wolfe-Murray Your Life - The Springboard for a Unique Creative Life How often do you truly explore what makes you unique and pour this into your future? Working with countless company founders, Erica Wolfe-Murray has helped them to better understand who they really are and how their journey to here can create a rich, vibrant business that is authentic to them. Powerfully aware of the particular issues facing small companies and freelancers, she believes they are perfectly positioned to develop new and interesting products and services. Join her for a fast-paced, joy-filled session that will help you realise the value of you to your business.
More about Erica: Dubbed by the media as ‘the ‘Delia’ of business’, leading innovation and growth expert Erica Wolfe-Murray has over four decades of experience in the creative sector. Her career spans advertising, product and graphic design, licensing, digital and tv production. Through helping freelancers and owner/managers develop or pivot their businesses, she watches with evident delight as they fall back in love with what they do best.
About Smart Tips Simple Ideas Full of advice, different thinking and ways of growing your business, Erica Wolfe-Murray’s new book ‘Simple Tips, Smart Ideas’ covers everything from drawing a business plan, to developing new products & services, understanding your value, adding new revenue models and includes a section on your people and one on marketing. With over 55 case studies as well as quick tips and easy wins, its 288-pages in full colour are filled with diagrams to help you approach a work problem from a new angle. Aimed at freelancers, micro and small companies - it is a really practical guide to building your business and making it more resilient. And for regular updates and tips, follow ericawolfemurray on Instagram.
Tiu De Haan
Tiu is an Oxford-educated ritual designer and creative facilitator. For over a dozen years, she has been creating experiences designed to connect us to our creativity, to each other, to ourselves and to the possibility of wonder.
As a ritual designer, Tiu creates bespoke ceremonies to honour the thresholds in our lives, be that a rite of passage for an organisation at a point of transition, an individual stepping across a threshold in their career or any number of other transformations in work, love, life or death that call for a moment of meaning.
Tiu's mission is to inspire curiosity, creativity and wonder, from interviewing world-leading scientists, creators, artists and entrepreneurs in the Possibility of Wonder to offering online courses on creativity, wellbeing, ritual at work and the art of ritual design. Her TEDx talk ‘Why we still need ritual’ has had over 15k views. She has been a keynote speaker at Google, Sunday Assembly and the UN International Day of Happiness.
As a creative facilitator, Tiu reminds individuals and organisations how to play, get creative and shift their perspective so that they see the world afresh, equipping companies as well as digital nomads to create their own rituals for creative inspiration, accessing flow and aligning their work with meaningful missions.
More about PATTERNITY Inspiring Positive Living through Pattern Research, Design and Experience Since launching in 2009 PATTERNITY have received international recognition for their research-based approach to pattern design and experience. PATTERNITY have collaborated with a range of multidisciplinary partners and specialists across the globe from science to spirituality, wellbeing and the arts to explore the visual – and non-visual – patterns that shape personal experience and culture at large. In addition to their pattern focussed products and projects, PATTERNITY host regular research-based events for their loyal community of design and pattern enthusiasts seeking to find purpose and positivity and re-engage with their inner creativity.
Recently named at two of London's most influential people by the Evening Standard, Anna and Grace are resolute about using their influence to positively impact the world around them to promote greater wellbeing and wonder for all. www.patternity.org