For the past few years I have been offering my own intervention to artists, makers, and creatives of all kinds to provide a safe (online) space and assistance in getting back into their creative practice after time away, illness, maternity, major life changes or a new career direction. I’m really happy to now be offering this intervention more widely!
Delivering Craft Rehab
Drawing on my postgraduate training in Educational Arts Therapy and Counselling using the Arts, I integrate my formal arts training in making, storytelling, visual languages, Jungian lexicons, dream work and narrative journeying.
What can I bring into the Craft Rehab space?
Literally anything, and some ideas might include;
new project briefs, revisiting old ideas, testing out a new process, practical questions into your material practice, exploring culture, identity and history in the context of your arts practice… whatever makes itself known, we can work into.
What should I expect?
My sessions are under the ethical model of humanist therapies, and blend my educational training as a tutor and mentor to gently enquire into your needs. I promote active listening, practical suggestions and offer exploratory creative interventions in a gentle, caring and respectful energetic space. Throughout the session I’ll be finding ways to work with your creative blocks, move your awareness into a more open direction so you can re-engage and enjoy your practice again. I offer a post-session reading and research list to keep your direction focused as standard.
Sessions are one-hour and conducted online (internationally) from the comfort of your own studio or creative space.
If this intervention sounds right for you, please book in below and I’ll email you with time/date options for you to choose from.
I look forward to working with you!
“I have known Imogen since 2015 when we both studied Writing for Puppetry at the Little Angel Theatre. In the months that followed, Imogen was developing her work based around retelling folktales using her exquisitely embroidered textile puppets. Typically of Imogen though, she did not simply want to showcase her own work. She wanted to inspire and empower others, and to help them grow. So, quietly and calmly she set about transforming the puppetry scene in Brighton. She brought the community together; sharing ideas and techniques, producing shows and events, promoting sustainable and ethical practices and enabling others to form personal and professional bonds which remain to this day. I am so delighted to learn that Imogen is offering a mentoring service – I cannot think of a better person for the role. She has the rare talent of being able to see, with gimlet vision, a person’s creative soul and empower them to let it flourish.”
Liza Stevens, Children’s Book Illustrator & Author, Puppet Maker & Performer
“I love discussing my projects with Imogen, she has a wealth of helpful suggestions, examples and resources. This, coupled with a deep intuition and insight into the blocks and the obstacles that may be in the way, helps you to move forward in the work with ease.”
Grace Gelder, Photographer
“Imogen is the most generous person I know, she gives so freely and without hesitation and my time in her presence inspired me to create and to focus. Just as a cook gathers the perfect ingredients and skillfully and LOVINGLY puts them together. She has this way of hearing you and then responding intuitively, saying, ‘Right, I know what we can do’. She is a friend and sister and I felt that with her solutions came joy, love, nurture, courage and femininity. Thank you darling Imogen.”
Alison Martin-Lloyd, Artist, Performer & Storyteller
“Imogen is an inspirational woman, researcher, artist and activist. She goes above and beyond what is expected and has a way of deeply listening and purposefully responding. Imogen’s work is visionary, elegant, cathartic and equally thought-provoking. I have collaborated with her on a number of projects and also asked her for support with editing for various academic articles. Her ability to critically reflect and communicate ideas in those exchanges, have been extremely helpful and valuable.”
Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, Dance Academic & Artist.
(Craft Rehab is an informal therapeutic arts mentorship intervention. If you require acute mental health support, please seek an insured medical therapist as soon as possible.)
Terms; pre-paid sessions are date-transferable but non-refundable.
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