Mindfulness and creativity go together like oil and vinegar in making a salad dressing. They might not be obvious friends at first, but with some additions and steady mixing, they blend beautifully.
This week we were delighted to have our guest, Leslie Rowans join us who is a holistic health practitioner and trauma-informed mindfulness teacher, professor, and facilitator. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, reiki master teacher and yoga nidra practitioner. Leslie specializes in helping her clients to not only heal physical ailments of the body, she also supports her their mental and spiritual well-being while on their journey to change their lives through her holistic health practice, Your Soul Healing Journey.
In this week’s conversation, we explore how mindfulness is a crucial skill for the stressful world we live in that leads us to being in a constant state of freeze. The capacity to regulate our nervous system is critical in being able to create and live a full life. We discuss the difference between meditation and mindfulness and how multitasking may not be the best way to be productive. In addition, we share how the power of noticing our breath and giving a name to how we are feeling in the moment can get us to who we truly are beyond our physical body and help us to clarify how best to move forward. As always, we also share some simple yet powerful tools and language to help us become more intentional with our mindfulness in our everyday life and work.
We would love to hear from you any thoughts, reactions, or takeaways you have as you’re listening and we invite you to tag us @the.idea.gym on Instagram.
Resources from the show:
Leslie Rowans - website
Your Soul Healing Journey - LinkedIn
Thinking Skills: Weaving Creativity: Into Every Strand of your Curriculum by Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Julia Figliotti
Mindfulness and creativity study: Henriksen D., Richardson, C. & Shack, K. (2020). Mindfulness and creativity: Implications for thinking and learning. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 37, 100689. Doi: 10.1016/j.tsc.2020.100689
Mindfulness Brain Networks: https://www.mindful.org/apply-mindfulness-creative-process/
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