Unlocking Creativity Through Psychoanalysis

Our Problems as the Roots of Our Power

For over 25 years the Lucy Daniels Foundation has invited creative people from all walks of creativity, (including parenting, business and the arts) to take part in an 18-week seminar “Our Problems as the Roots of Our Power.” Although the 18-week version seminar is no longer offered, Dr. Daniels has developed a robust short-course to continue to work with individuals to unlock their creative freedom.

For anyone who seeks more freedom and power in themselves and in their creative work.

The Lucy Daniels Foundation would like to invite individuals who have a commitment to a creative endeavor–whatever that may be–art, parenting, writing, science, music, to take part in the 5-week Our Problems as the Roots of Our Power workshop. This intensive 5-week short-course highlights psychoanalytic theories and processes to frame a two-way mirror approach of using dreams and creative products as leaders to creative and personal freedom.

Lucy Daniels, PhD, developed this workshop out of her own experiences in overcoming obstacles to creative freedom and 25 years of conducting seminars with a mix of creative people. She guides the class with the focus throughout on each individual’s creative process and its interaction with dreams and inner selves.

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Daniels’ book “Dreaming Your Way to Creative Freedom” both shows her personal journey and is the roadmap for the workshop to help participants explore and overcome obstacles in their creative process. Participants are urged to explore their own feelings and direct their emotional energy to creative endeavor, while sharing their creative experience and it’s problems with others. Additional readings and presentations should enhance lively and enlightening discussions.

After the completion of the workshop participants will be encouraged to further their experiences by joining a “Creativity Group” that meets monthly and focuses on the creative work of each individual within a non-judgmental and supportive setting.

This 5-week workshop will be held once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 PM from February 18 through March 17, 2020. The $100 fee includes the book “Dreaming Your Way to Creative Freedom: A Two-Mirror Liberation Process” by Lucy Daniels, PhD and other readings selected from the seminar.

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A 2018 participant writes:

“The weekly seminars, reading and guided self-work gave me tools and insights to better understand some personal barriers which I didn’t realize were keeping me from doing my most honest creative work. I have been able to take a fresh approach to my music and am now writing and performing with more joy. I also have a greater sense of inner confidence from sharing this growth experience with a group of inclusive and brave artists.”

L.W.D. –age 43, songwriter, performing musician & mom –class of 2017

See more testimonials and specific Artists Speaking about their experiences by clicking on the “Seminar & Testimonials” tab at the top of this page.

Dr. Daniels has conducted this seminar for more than 25 years, offering insight into using your own problems as the roots of your power.