The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona

June 20 - 24, 20169 AM to 12:30 PM each day

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    Early registration: $100 off if you register by January 15, 2016.

    Barcelona Package Includes Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

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    Program Overview

    • The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life; the creativity training we provide uses the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization.
    • Participants come from many different countries and professional fields, including business, education, psychology, the sciences,
      and the arts.
    • Many people who have taken the Workshop say that it was a transformative experience, helping them to write their books, start new companies, complete long overdue projects, transition to rewarding retirements, and change the way they look at life.

    Program Details

    • The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona meets for 5 days, 3 1/2 hours per day (from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM). You will have the rest of the time to wander around Barcelona and the vicinity.
    • Class will take place at Hotel HCC Open, located in the historic Eixample neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from the elegant shopping district Passeig
      de Gràcia and some of the most famous architecture of Antoni Gaudí.

    Why Barcelona?


    • Barcelona is a city of extraordinary architecture,world-class museums, chic beaches, and tranquil parks, boasting a fabulous nightlife and seafood to die for; there is a beautiful beachfront/restaurant district where you can stroll, sunbathe, swim, or people-watch.
    • This magnificent city inspired the artists Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró, all of whom have works displayed prominently here.
    • Seaside resort towns, such as Sitges, are only ahalf-hour train ride away.
    • The sounds and sights of this dynamic city will fuel your creative endeavors in the Workshop, while the techniques we explore in class will heighten your appreciation of Barcelona.

    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More on What You Will Learn

    Daily Schedule


    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.

    Sunday, June 19, 2016: Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    Monday, June 20: First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Writing and Drawing: Finding your hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More on Daily Schedule

    Barcelona Package Includes Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

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    Special Offers

    Save on packages for The Creativity Workshop with our Special Offers.

    Offers are not combinable.

    • $400 off for participants taking the workshop for the third or more times. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York, Dubai and Singapore.)
    • $300 off for participants taking the workshop for the second time. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York, Dubai and Singapore.)
    • $100 off for participants taking the workshop for the second or more times in New York, Singapore and Dubai.

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    “I had a great time attending The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona. I loved it! My experience of seeing the city that I had been dreaming of visiting for decades was greatly enhanced both by the creative exercises, which expanded my vision, and by the companionship of the other members of the group. That week will remain in my memory as a ‘sparkling moment’ in my life. As well as utilizing my increased confidence in my own creativity, I intend to incorporate several of the exercises we engaged in into my work as a counselor and therapist with both children and adults.”

    Philippa Naivasha, Social Worker and School Counsellor, Sydney, Australia


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