This course is meant for anyone who wants to begin a deep internal exploration with the Neurographica® method. This transformational art practice will allow you to solve conflicts, remove inner constraints, and become more clear about your own intentions and visions for your future. With the help of drawing, you will gain direct access to your inner self (the subconscious). Neurographica is a mindful art practice that impacts our thoughts and emotions in an active, creative, and insightful way. The insights that you can gain from this practice will help you change your view, understand yourself better, and improve your life. The Neurographica® Basics Course will enable you to better deal with stress, increase your motivation, and remove inner blocks and limitations, even if you may not be consciously aware of them. You will learn to interpret your own pictures, decode the messages from your subconscious, and align yourself with your highest potential.
This course is for You if:
you want to use Neurographica® as a personal tool of transformation
you are interested in art as a meditative practice for inner change
you wish to bring more clarity, focus, and balance into your life
you are ready to let go of self-imposed limitations and negative mindsets
you want to develop and enrich your creativity
you desire to deepen your self-knowledge and experience positive change
you want to learn creative tools to improve your life and nurture yourself
you are ready to take your emotional well-being into your own hands
Learn the Basics of Neurographica® and artfully transform Your Life!
What you will learn:
how to express your emotions, or thoughts in an abstract drawing
how to tap into the wisdom of your subconscious
how to deal with difficult situations in a creative way
how to solve personal issues, release stress, and increase your sense of inner balance, well-being, and self-confidence
how to support yourself through difficult times and life changes
how to use art as a tool for active meditation and conscious self-reflection
Organization of the course:
This course consists of 4 meetings of 2.5 hours each (10 hours total). Classes will be taught live via Zoom. The recorded sessions will be available after each class, and remain available for all future and past students. You can repeat the class as often as you wish and you will receive permanent access to all future Neurographica® Basics Classes taught by Antje Howard and/or Lana Shalom. Live classes will be interactive, and allow time for questions. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, several of your pictures and detailed descriptions need to be submitted and will be individually discussed by the instructor. We will use a closed Facebook group to share experiences and pictures, to ask further questions, and to submit assignments (If you do not use Facebook, please let me know in advance and we can organize to submit your works via email instead).
The Neurographica® Basics course offers an in-depth introduction to the basic principles, the visual alphabet, and theoretical basis of the Neurographica® method. This course teaches the foundation of this drawing practice as it was originally created by the founder of the Psychology of Creativity Institute, Pavel Piskarev (more about Pavel HERE). You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute that allows you to take more advanced classes, and acquire higher certifications, including the professional "Specialist certification", in the future (with me or other teachers).
Each class includes an introductory lecture where you will learn about the theory and basic concepts of Neurographica® as well as guided drawing processes. Students will learn and practice the method by following a simple step-by-step process. Also, students will receive personal feedback on at least two selected drawings. In order to receive a certificate, submitting two drawings for review is mandatory.
Antje Howard is an artist, guide, and teacher whose main goal is to support self-discovery in a creative way. In 2019, she found Neurographica® on her own creative healing journey, where she had to overcome self-doubt and perfectionism. Antje has an academic background in Education, Cultural Anthropology, and Political Sciences. She has worked with children, teens, as well as college students and adults. Antje has worked as a lecturer at Universities in Germany and Finland, teaching Artistic Research and Visual Anthropology. In 2015, Antje moved from Germany to the USA, where she lives with her husband in rural Northern California. She is the founder of the NeuroArtProject, where she offers her classes and courses with Neurographica® in her own unique way. Antje is also a dancer and QiGong teacher, she facilitates Women Circles, and works with Meditation, Energy Healing, as well as several different conscious art practices. All these practices influence her creative work. Antje is a trained Neurographica® Specialist, as well as Neurographica® Specialist for Children and Youth and is licensed to teach the Neurographica® Basics Course. At the moment she is finalizing her Neurographica® Trainer Certificate.
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More about the two Algorithms you will learn in this course:
The "Algorithm to clarify intentions" will help you see your next step whenever you feel stuck, uncertain, don't know what to do next. It helps to find inner clarity about what you actually want, to set intentions in a way that gets you on the way to manifesting them, and will help you see what you need in order to get there.
The "Algorithm to release inner constraints", to me, is an almost magical process that really supports you in releasing anything that you don't need or want in your life. Whatever it may be: fears, negative thoughts, self-defeating behaviors, limiting mindsets, any type of inner struggle can be released and changed. With this algorithm you will dive deep into your own subconscious mind and bring to light the patterns, mindsets, or experiences that are hidden behind that behavior, emotion, or thought pattern.