"Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it's the thing that's really preventing us from taking flight." - Brene Brown
You've read Lean In and Daring Greatly. You know that boldly pursing your goals, in work and life, demands stepping out of your comfort zone, making mistakes, and taking some risks.
Which is nice in theory, terrifying in action.
So how do you move from fear, self-doubt and perfectionism to living the big, juicy life you want?
In this 3 hour hands-on workshop, you'll be guided through creative exercises and thought-provoking conversation to put the theory into action. You'll learn:
How to cultivate a regular practice of flexing your "courage muscle" so you can live and play bigger
How to re-frame setbacks as feedback rather than failure
How to use creativity and journaling to increase self-awarness and self-compassion
Who Is It For?
Are you a professional or entrepreneurial woman?
Do you hold yourself to a very high standard, routinely over-deliver, and are the go-to person when things need to be done well?
Have you ever held yourself back from trying something new or taking on a new challenge because you felt you weren't good enough / weren't ready yet / told yourself there must be *someone* more qualified?
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, and are ready to start living and playing bigger, this workshop is for you.
**No previous experience in art making is required (seriously, none!)
To keep it intimate, space is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Reserve your spot early by RSVPing to email@example.com or purchasing your Eventbrite ticket.
What past participants have said about Perfectly Imperfect:
"I just wanted to share my experience after the great workshop last week. I just started my coaching business as a life coach and the other day I kept recording an introduction video and as you can guess, I deleted them one by one because they were not perfect! Then something sparked and I thought of our workshop! I thought there was nothing wrong with being imperfect. I posted the video and have gotten amazing feedback!" - Sara Rahimi, Elle Life Coaching
"The workshop was a real eye opener for me! While I've joked with friends about my own perfectionism, this workshop put me face-to-face with my own inner critic. The exercises were approachable, yet potent and really helped me to explore the ways in which I hold myself back. Or was a great guide through the experience, and created a safe space for us all to tip-toe out of our shells. I would recommend these workshops to anyone looking to work through their fears of failure." - Priyanka Saju, Sr. Change Analyst at BMO Financial Group
"Without any background in art, I wasn't quite sure how I would relate to the activities, but Or's guidance, intelligence, and warmth immediately put me at ease. I was able to trust her and work outside my comfort zone, and as a result, I was able to get much more out of the workshop than I originally thought I would. I found the activities thoughtful and meditative, and while I didn't particularly love the piece of art I created (no surprises there), I really loved how taking a creative risk made me feel. I would take this workshop again in a heartbeat." - Zoe Maslow, Associate Editor at Appetite by Random House and Doubleday Canada
Do I have to be creative to come? I can't even draw a stick figure.
Don't worry! We're not making anything fancy or complicated and the goal isn't to make something beautiful. The value of the workshop comes from taking the time to reflect and noticing your reactions - the output / what you make is less important.
How much does it cost?
$54 + HST. Bring a friend and you each get $5 off! (Make sure you both select the "Bring a Friend" ticket option)
What's included in the workshop fee?
A 3 hour hands-on workshop
All materials (including a journal and resource sheet to take home)
Snacks and refreshments
I'm committed to helping you make the changes last beyond the session itself. To help you do that, I'm also offering:
Access to a private Facebook group to keep the momentum going after the workshop
A 30-minute follow up call to help you integrate what you've learned into your life
Who is the workshop facilitator?
Or Har-Gil is an Art Therapist in private practice in Toronto. After studying psychology, she completed her Master’s degree in Art Therapy at Concordia University in 2010. She helps people tap into their natural creativity and strengths to explore new possibilities for themselves and their lives. Or facilitates workshops in community and corporate settings on topics like managing stress, work-life balance, overcoming perfectionism, and unleashing creativity. She also works as an Art Therapist at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?
Tickets are non-refundable. However, if something comes up and you can't make it, you can transfer your ticket to a friend. Please send me an e-mail to let me know before the event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The studio is located on Sterling Road, just north of Dundas.
It's a 10-minute walk from Lansdowne Station.
Free street parking is available on Sterling Road. A few parking spots are available in the building parking lot.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (647) 457-4267