The basis for the workshops I host is in preparing the "activity field" for the participants, or "preparing the space" as insiders might say. The ideal is to create a space where:
- I immediately feel safe when entering the room. Decoration can help, and music.
- I see that this is a place for creation - empty sheets of paper, markers etc.
- I get a sense of being invited rather than pushed. There might me questions on the walls and preferably the whole workshop has been summoned through invitation.
I think pressure enough will come from life itself, from needing cash flow for the business to survive, from competing companies, from an inner search for meaningfulness at work. When, in the midst of this pressure, I am offered a place where I can advance at my own pace, creativity can happen.