What makes us human

to be creative is to be human, and to be human is to be creative.

The Origins of Art | Photo by Mo Gabrail on Unsplash

Recent discoveries have pushed our knowledge about the history of art-making into unimaginable depths of time and across diverse geographies, bringing to light the crucial role of images in the cognitive development of the human mind.

Creativity is core to what makes us human, so it makes sense that channelling our emotions and desires into creativity will enhance well-being and create growth.

You do not have to be an artist AT ALL to benefit from creative coaching. You can use a creative approach to defining your aims and ambitions, analyse your skillset, make better decisions, find confidence and develop stronger problem solving abilities, through application of creative thinking.

Through my research and work as an educator and arts facilitator, I have come to an understanding of the ways that art-making is significant. Its significance goes way beyond the arts themselves. It is the thing that sets us apart from all the other species.

Art is us. This is why it is such a powerful tool in self-discovery. That is why most of my exercises use drawing or coloring, poetry writing or collaging.