To make your dreams come true, you only have to listen to your dreams… Jill Morris, PhD
LISTEN TO THE INTRO:
Whether you’re a business person facing a difficult challenge, or an artist trying to overcome a creative block, the 12 Lessons and 28 Creativity Exercises in this course are designed to tap into the power of your unconscious mind – the part of you that is the most creative, insightful, spontaneous, and truly ingenious – and lead you to extraordinary creative breakthroughs.
The Creative Breakthroughs course – based on the book “Creative Breakthroughs” by Jill Morris, PhD – is designed to break down the barriers around your unconscious mind and ignite your inner creative forces. From understanding how to unleash your innate creativity, to heightening your dream states, this course will teach you:
- The four stages of the creative process: PREPARATION, INCUBATION, ILLUMINATION, and VERIFICATION.
- Powerful techniques for unlocking your hidden talents and discovering your innermost personal goals.
- Three proven methods for inducing “flashes of insights.”
- How to turn your wildest fantasies into practical, achievable plans.
- How your dreams can help you take more risks and achieve a more enriching and fulfilling life.
NOTE: Because the original format of this course was designed to be played on audio cassette, you will hear references to “Tape” and “Side.” Also, the term “Workbook” is used throughout the course and refers to the “Creativity Exercises” for each lesson.
Creativity is a state of mind; it can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Creativity requires doing it, not just thinking about it, so the best way to experience this course is to use all your feelings, the painful ones as well as the joyful ones. Focus on what you want, rather than on what you don’t want. For example, if you want to write, you’ll have a much greater chance of doing so if you imagine yourself writing. Remember, your journey does not end here. You have the power to begin it again and again.
Workbook Creativity Exercises:
Each lesson comes with a set of Creative Exercises that you complete as part of the workshop. Just follow along as Jill directs you and then look for the exercise below each Lesson Track.
CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS: Tap the Power of Your Unconscious Mind
By Jill Morris, PH.D
Written by renowned Psychoanalyst Dr. Jill Morris, this book will show you how to tap into the creative, insightful, spontaneous, and ingenious areas of your unconscious mind, unlock dormant talents, and discover the power of your dreams.
This is an extraordinary work and we encourage you to purchase the book.
Lesson 1 – INTRODUCTION: THE FOUR STEPS TO CREATIVITY
In this first lesson, you will be introduced to the four steps to creativity, and how each one plays a specific role in the creative process.
Lesson 2 – WHAT STANDS IN YOUR WAY
In this lesson, you will learn how to eliminate ‘blocks’ to your creativity, and how three conditions can inhibit your creative expression and success.
Lesson 3 – CHILDHOOD: THIS IS WHERE IT BEGINS
Everyone has a child living within, sometimes a playful, carefree and loving child; other times a sad, lonely, unhappy child whose needs have not been met. In this lesson, you will explore your inner child and discover true creative freedom.
Lesson 4 – IT’S AS EASY AS CHILD’S PLAY
Most of us take our creative activities very seriously; and often refer to them as our “work.” In this lesson, you will learn how to incorporate “play” into your creative pursuits, and eliminate the pressure and anxiety that is sometimes associated with the creative process.
Lesson 5 – ASK YOUR DREAM THE VITAL QUESTION
When we ask our dreams for answers, we open ourselves to the highest wisdom within us. Dreams speak the language of the unconscious mind, and are a direct line to our creative power. In this lesson, you will learn how to use your dreams to answer life’s most important questions.
Lesson 6 – IN DREAM-LIKE STATES
In this lesson, you will learn how to tap your creativity by putting yourself into a trans-like state of mind. By suspending your conscious mind and enabling your unconscious to take over, problems will seem to solve themselves, paintings will appear to paint themselves, and poems will flow without thinking from pen to paper.
Lesson 7 – THE POWER OF FANTASY
Fantasy is our unique capacity to give ourselves, through our imagination, everything we desire that is missing from our lives – and in the exact way we desire it. In this lesson you will learn how to use fantasy to create and make profound changes in your life.
Lesson 8 – THREE SURE-FIRE TECHNIQUES FOR “HOT FLASHES”
In this lesson, you will learn how to penetrate deeply and quickly into your unconscious mind using three techniques that will produce immediate insights – “hot flashes” – from your dreams.
Lesson 9 – TURN A NEGATIVE REALITY INTO A DREAM
Nothing challenges one’s creativity more than a nagging, persistent problem. In this lesson, you will learn how to turn your problems into dreams, and find solutions that you wouldn’t have thought of while awake.
Lesson 10 – THE MIRACLES THAT HAPPEN IN GROUPS
In this lesson, you will learn how ‘creativity groups’ can expose you to unexpected points of view, and in turn, significantly broaden your outlook. The group’s insights to creativity issues can be mind-boggling, especially when all of the members are engaged in heightening their creativity.
Lesson 11 – LIVING YOUR CREATIVITY
You’ve now reached the most challenging and rewarding step of your journey. In this lesson, you will turn your creative hunches and insights into reality by taking risks.
Lesson 12 – CONCLUSION: HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU
In this final lesson, you will take an inventory of your creative life. During this course, have you had flashes of insight? Are you more in touch with your interests? And are you listening to your fantasies and expressing them creatively? As Joseph Campbell advised, “follow you bliss” by tapping the creative energy that lives within you and enables you to do whatever you wish to do.