~ Private & Corporate Workshops ~
The following programs can be offered as seminars, workshops, or as part of a retreat: virtually via ZOOM or live in-person. Programs are interactive and include tips and tools to offset overwhelm and burnout, offering an experience of peace and relaxation, while inspiring creativity and hope to support the individual or group.
All presentations have a flexible format and are tailor-made with your specific audience in mind: blending Eastern and Western traditions in the practice of the art of intuitive understanding and healing.
Take a moment as you look through the programs below and see where your eyes land. Listen to what speaks to your heart, and then reach out to me and we’ll create something beautiful together.
Many rivers, many streams
There are missions for your desires
Mysteries to be embraced
Outlets for your quest
Help for your quandaries
How to Rest in 4 Easy Steps
How to Rest was born after Elizabeth experienced the loss of the dearest person in her life. The Four Steps offers a loving way to look at R.E.S.T. whether you are grieving, tired of life, or overwhelmed.
We are talking about the kind of rest where your heart begins to ease, where you sense a sweet peace permeating your body, restoring, healing and calming your cells. Where you might feel, even for a split second, that all is well or will be well in a time of transition.
The Four Wisdoms of Creativity
The Four Wisdoms of Creativity operate all at once and yet any one of them alone has the power to change a life, to enhance creativity, and navigate the sometimes rocky-road of change. When you come from a place of fertility and abundance mirroring the Egyptian Goddess Isis, your creativity is enhanced and your stress is reduced. I introduce four simple principles that gently guide you in everyday life and jumpstart your creative aspirations, opening you to possibility and mystery.
- Move in the direction of what gives you energy
- Be involved with what you love
- Be receptive
- Do as little as possible
Living in the Pause ~
Let your spirit exhale to experience the peace of living in the in-between spaces of your life. When you open and embody the space in and around your body with movement and sound, new designs, ideas and story-gems emerge. Join me for an afternoon of meditation, poetry-sound and prayer in motion, journaling and storytelling from a spaciousness that is inherent in our universe, and yet often forgotten. Healing happens in the in-between, in the pause, and between the breaths. It finds us in the listening space with no-thought, no expectation, no agenda. Enjoy being in the in-between. Learn basic meditation and healing techniques, while listening to your own dreams, your genius and intuition. Be prepared to be self-inspired.
What gives us confidence? What is the difference between belief and knowing? How do we integrate our creativity with practical action, gifting, tithing, receptivity, and becoming a patron of the arts? The Four Wisdoms of Creativity in relation to The Principles of Money are introduced and explored.
Meeting Our Needs Effortlessly, while saying —YES to life.
HONORING LOSS ~ CONNECTING TO LOVE
Grief requires expression and a witness. Through ritual, writing, meditation, and creativity we share and heal together.
William Shakespeare said it best when he wrote, “Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o’er fraught heart and bids it break.” Whether that witness be another person, words on a page, paint to canvas, a poem, a dance, a prayer or a song. Honoring Loss – Connecting to Love creates a safe space to deepen in our understanding of this profound emotion that touches every life whether we have experienced the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, health, creativity, the loss of safety, purpose, or peace. We will engage in writing practices and discussion that help us witness grief, that offer hope, and that open us to the Creative that is so important in times of sorrow.
DREAMING ON PAPER ~ AN INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALING
Dreaming on Paper invokes the writer within. Life experience, art, and the imagination are the muse to joyfully weave our tales and create. Dreaming on Paper enhances your appreciation for the words you write, and it bears witness to a peace and communion that opens and comes from the Soul.
WRITE YOUR WAY TO PEACE
Enhance your creativity with unique journal practices that invite clarity in a light-hearted and engaging way. When you journal, stress is reduced, healing occurs naturally, you recognize beauty and your peace deepens. Dialogue and discussion about your unique creative processes are entertained so that you may soar freely with balance in your life.
TELLING YOUR STORY ~
Is there a story you’ve always wanted to tell? One that influenced or impacted your life with a revelation or awakening you’d like to share? Join us for an evening of inspiration as we drink from the stories that restore and inspire us to greater creative heights.
THE POWER OF STORY TO BRING WORLD PEACE
Through story, song and dance we have lived and loved, created community, celebrated, and grieved. If we take time to hear the story that wants to emerge, we will come to know ourselves in a deeper, richer way. Upon knowing ourselves in a fuller way, we shall know another and then another, until we know all the world. We will write stories and tell stories of fact or fiction, weaving color, sensation, rhythm and sound. We will build our stories in a relaxed and play-filled environment and experience them body, heart, mind, and soul.
USING YOUR VOICE TO HEAL, CONNECT, AND CREATE
Rejoicing in the power of the voice, we will tone and speak the Word with rhythm and grace to rediscover the harmonizing magical effect sounds has to offer us to heal, rest, rejuvenate and express. The sounds of our voice are as unique as handprints and footprints. In our sounding ceremonies we honor our voices as gifts to our Selves and the worlds we walk through. “In the beginning was the stillness of all that is. The stillness moved and there was sound.”
THE POWER OF LANGUAGE, MANTRA, AND SILENCE
Language has power to reframe, uplift and heal, and it has power to harm and wound. We will discuss the platitudes and concepts that suppress our creative nature, and we will investigate how we can infuse our words with new life that supports our wellbeing. You will learn about affirmations and mantras, sacred key syllables called bijaksharas, which hold power, knowledge, peace, and health. Finally, we will explore periods of silence, from where all language evolves.
WOMEN CELEBRATING THEIR STORIES AS A GIFT TO A WORLD IN NEED
Each of us have stories and dreams that will uplift, entertain, inspire and heal not only ourselves, but that are also gifts to a world in need. In this afternoon you will discover and learn about the healing power of story to renew and restore your cells and to re-story yourself, connecting to your deepest truths. Perfect for professional women who long to reconnect with that still small voice inside their own heart. Through meditation and work with symbols, dreams and poetry you will hear the ongoing rhythm of your own heart to find answers to your queries, embracing creativity and mystery to discover the mystic in you.
INSPIRATIONS FROM THE GODDESS ~ GODDESS IN EVERY WOMAN
There is a Norwegian proverb that says “There is a Queen in every woman. Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer.”
There is a Goddess in every woman. Speak to Her and She will answer. Invoking Her in yourself, you will dream and write, and listen to the story that inspires and urges you to move in the direction of your Truth. You will learn seed syllables and mantras specifically related to the Goddess Saraswati and Lakshmi; two Goddess’ who can assist you in enhancing your peace, knowledge, creativity and wealth.
COJOMÉ to EAT WRITE & RELAX
This is a thoroughly fun afternoon of Food for the Soul that combines Cooking + Journaling + Meditation = COJOMÉ
I can come to you to your home or in another beautiful setting and will design the menu. (No dairy, no eggs, no wheat and simply delicious! ~ Sorry chickens and cows! :)
EMBRACING PRAYER IN YOUR OWN WAY
This workshop series addresses prayer and meditation not in a religious sense but as a spiritual path, as a way to hear your own heart. As a way to receive comfort, enhance intuition, and experience your own Knowing and peace. Spoken prayer, written prayer, sound prayer, body prayer, and drawing prayer are included. You will experience the power of prayer to release what no longer belongs in your life, to enter easily into the quiet and deepen meditation, to receive answers to questions and concerns, to sweetly embrace what is possible, and to pray for yourself, others and the world. We will celebrate, praise, and give thanks. All traditions are welcomed.
A Relaxed Heart & Mind IS Your Natural State
Where Hope, Miracles & Laughter Abound
What People Are Saying
“In her one woman show Elizabeth demonstrates a unique capacity to change characters as effortlessly as changing clothes. Each character she portrays has its unique energy as well as expression and voice. Humor and pathos mingle and ebb and flow throughout the performance. Spellbinding!”
– Rita Marsh, Carbondale, CO, Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing
“Your presentation tonight touched my heart and soul. Your voice and chants set the stage for me to open to new possibilities in performance art. You hold space for blessed creativity and sacred celebration of artistic expression. Thank you for a meaningful performance!”
– Lisa Dancing-Light, Performance Artist, Carbondale, CO
“I have seen Elizabeth Welles perform monologues and selections from her one-woman show. She is personable, energetic, interesting and entertaining. I highly recommend her for an evening’s entertainment!”
– Melony Vance, General Manager, Latitude 33 Booksshop, Laguna Beach, CA
“William Blake sums it all up for creativity, “To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower… hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour…” When you see Elizabeth Welles perform, this is what you get. For creativity is what she knows in her soul. In a highly creative, fun, and inspiring way, she tells it like it is, saying what we all want to say, but are too afraid to say. Her stories span from the uproariously funny to the deeply poignant and sad, but always delivering us to the heart of what matters, while enticing our senses, making us think and want to care. Life, itself, inspires this creative artist. And an evening spent watching her will, in turn, inspire you. It did me, and I continue to be inspired.”
– Carol Lynn Healy, Energy Worker and World Traveler
“Elizabeth Welles laughs like she has a secret no one else knows. Wonderful performance work, truly alive on stage!”
– Debbie Martz, Home Professional
Let’s Create the Perfect Workshop for You!