During our Online Zoom Graduation Ceremony for the 2019 Graduating class, we invited students to share about their Motherboard experience. Here are a few highlights from our graduates.
"Much of what I have learned during the Motherboard Intentional Creativity® Coach Training has been methods to drawing out (pun intended) what is inside, outside, and in-between! I have grown in my understanding of my truth, meaning making, and a great deal on relational context to the way I coach with the multiple facets of human beings.
I am excited to continue to use my imagination in conjunction with my research to provide women the insights into how they are showing up for themselves and in the world. My Voyager experience has mirrored life. I have struggled. I have been delighted and challenged to go deep in a way that I have not done before. There is something about the reflection of what appears as you create that really opens a part of you that is quite interesting and imaginative.
The circles used in my painting symbolizes totality WHOLENESS, THE SELF, THE INFINITE, IT IMPLIES MOVEMENT AND SYBOMLIZES CYCLED OF TIME, POTENTIAL, AND PROTECTIVE AGENT. – Kami Pollvogt
The Infinite Self: Voyager painting by Motherboard Graduate, Kami Pollvogt
I have access to my own wisdom. I have deepened my dependence on my intuition. Yes. I study and I plan; but experience has taught me to be open and to listen for different ways of doing what I planned; and, to follow unspoken directions about what to do or not do. I have, also, deepened my understanding of how, we as humans, learn. I have new respect for folks who are quiet or who rarely speak. I now understand that they are in their silent period and much is happening that can’t be seen or shared.
- Barbara Lucas
Through this training I‘ve received more access to my gifts and a much clearer vision of how to put them to work as fierce compassion in the world. A world that is, in this moment, floundering in a pandemic, gripped by nearly universal post traumatic stress. I’ve formulated a new model I’m thrilled about for addressing anxiety. My 2nd client is on later this week. I was the first! I’m gestating some new ideas for helping those open to moving into the beyond-Covid world, more ready than before to deal with the newness of context and consciousness that seems inevitable values.
- Sue Boardman
What is exciting me to me about the Motherboard process, in a word, is that it works! It has powerful impact personally—in one’s own personal growth and creativity; and interpersonally in the capacity to work with clients. It is an energizing way to work with what previously might have felt heavy. It opens previously unattainable doors for people in terms of finding new creative answers to their dilemmas.
It creates more aha’s. It creates the impression of a concrete platform on which to work. It IS concrete and creates a concrete result, while at the same time allowing one to delve very deeply into abstract concepts and experiences. It brings out more confidence and energy in my own intuitive leanings and ideas.
In terms of working with clients, what excites me is that the drawing process makes it easier for the healing space to feel safe. It becomes more easily possible to be vulnerable. It creates more intimacy and closeness between coach and client since we are both sharing the vulnerable and revealing experience of drawing.
The coach and client are on a more even playing field— there is less hierarchy. This lessening of hierarchy has profound implications and potential for healing that are exciting to me."
- Semerit Strachan
Intentional Creativity changed my life by giving me deeply efficient access to an empowered state of consciousness. The intelligence of this work takes you into a space of homeostatic awareness, free from imposed limitations, judgements and illusions, allowing you to work directly with the purity of higher knowing and develop in accordance with your most authentic truth. It’s quite an ecstatic, repeatable and sustainable experience.
- Julie Steelman, Intentional Creativity Teacher
This work provides me with a new way of being in my own life and in the lives of my beloved. The personal changes and growth that i have experienced are slowly becoming more recognizable to me each time i witness myself practicing spontaneously a tool. So, I am excited about sharing the essence of awakening that Motherboard provided me with to those in my world.
- Karen Schweitzer
For more than 5 years I have incorporated Intentional Creativity into my psychotherapy practice. Over the years I have witnessed first hand its profound impact on regulating the nervous systems of those who are struggling with mental health issues. Sometimes when there has been an upset or a great great wounding something in the Self wants to close off, or shut down.
Whether the patient finds them self spinning in anxiety, or spiraling down with depression, tending the images through drawing or painting helps one create context. They discover personal resolutions through the act of creating. I have observed patients transcending great suffering through the use of simple line drawing, activated with color and inquiry. For many it is meaning making beyond mental processing, it more than mind, its access to the deep wisdom of the imagination.
- Dr. Mary McCrystal, Intentional Creativity Teacher
With the discovery of Shiloh Sophia and her extraordinary vision of Intentional Creativity, I have plumbed the depths of my story, and rediscovered myself with a new inquiry using paint and canvas, visioning and writing...So now at the age of 80, I feel awake, alive, and vigorous! I’m so eager to share this transformative, life-affirming process with others.
- Sherle Stevens
I can emerge into my authentic self, my divine self is expressed, and as Shiloh and the Intentional Creativity team have gently and lovingly held my hand and walked me through a wonderful journey to do this, I know I will be able to do the same for others.
- Moana Whatu
Intentional Creativity has allowed me to journey this thing called life with a greater consciousness and awareness of the moments....and lessons of letting go of control and enjoying organic growth....being more intuitive and trusting that intuition....knowing that everything I need is within.....ooooh I love this stuff....there are not enough words to express how much it has done for me.
- Katie Rooney