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Is this F-word the Secret to Optimal Human Performance and Ultimate Happiness? The Research says YES!

Is this F-word the Secret to Optimal Human Performance and Ultimate Happiness? The Research says YES! | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

Learn to quickly, easily and reliably attain this often-elusive state of FLOW. Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where all great creative insights, inventions, breakthroughs in technology, writing, sports and art occur; where the brain processes far more information in less time; and where Peak Performance occurs in all aspects of life. Next workshops are September 13 & 14, 2014 in Austin, TX. REGISTER TODAY. Only a few spaces left!

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

"FLOW" is a term coined by the famous Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, to indicate a Meditative, Right Brain, Optimal State of Consciousness. 
There are moments in which your mind becomes so entirely absorbed in the activity that you "forget yourself" and begin to act effortlessly, with a heightened sense of awareness of the here and now.


In FLOW, mental and physical abilities soar and the brain takes in more information per second, processing it more deeply.
This FLOW state is often very elusive for most people, and until now, there has been no simple and quick way to reliably tap into it whenever desired.

 

Being in FLOW brings about:

- Enhanced Creativity
- Physical & Emotional Healing
- Creative Problem Solving
- Peak Performance in Business & Sports (see Research below)
- The ability to get more work done in less time
- Greater happiness in all aspects of life
- Improved Relationships
- The ability to tap into one's Inner Wisdom & Intuition
- Rapid & Accurate Insights into problems or challenges one may be facing in business, personal life or health ... 
...and more
 

For details and to read the research see: 

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9a05af5fafe8fb9d20d9c05ba&id=e39e8af390

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Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:11 PM

"FLOW" is a term coined by the famous Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, to indicate a Meditative, Right Brain, Optimal State of Consciousness. 
There are moments in which your mind becomes so entirely absorbed in the activity that you "forget yourself" and begin to act effortlessly, with a heightened sense of awareness of the here and now.


In FLOW, mental and physical abilities soar and the brain takes in more information per second, processing it more deeply.
This FLOW state is often very elusive for most people, and until now, there has been no simple and quick way to reliably tap into it whenever desired.

 

Being in FLOW brings about:

- Enhanced Creativity
- Physical & Emotional Healing
- Creative Problem Solving
- Peak Performance in Business & Sports (see Research below)
- The ability to get more work done in less time
- Greater happiness in all aspects of life
- Improved Relationships
- The ability to tap into one's Inner Wisdom & Intuition
- Rapid & Accurate Insights into problems or challenges one may be facing in business, personal life or health ... 
...and more
 

For details and to read the research see: 

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9a05af5fafe8fb9d20d9c05ba&id=e39e8af390

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:12 PM

"FLOW" is a term coined by the famous Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, to indicate a Meditative, Right Brain, Optimal State of Consciousness. 
There are moments in which your mind becomes so entirely absorbed in the activity that you "forget yourself" and begin to act effortlessly, with a heightened sense of awareness of the here and now.


In FLOW, mental and physical abilities soar and the brain takes in more information per second, processing it more deeply.
This FLOW state is often very elusive for most people, and until now, there has been no simple and quick way to reliably tap into it whenever desired.

 

Being in FLOW brings about:

- Enhanced Creativity
- Physical & Emotional Healing
- Creative Problem Solving
- Peak Performance in Business & Sports (see Research below)
- The ability to get more work done in less time
- Greater happiness in all aspects of life
- Improved Relationships
- The ability to tap into one's Inner Wisdom & Intuition
- Rapid & Accurate Insights into problems or challenges one may be facing in business, personal life or health ... 
...and more
 

For details and to read the research see: 

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9a05af5fafe8fb9d20d9c05ba&id=e39e8af390

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:12 PM

"FLOW" is a term coined by the famous Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, to indicate a Meditative, Right Brain, Optimal State of Consciousness. 
There are moments in which your mind becomes so entirely absorbed in the activity that you "forget yourself" and begin to act effortlessly, with a heightened sense of awareness of the here and now.


In FLOW, mental and physical abilities soar and the brain takes in more information per second, processing it more deeply.
This FLOW state is often very elusive for most people, and until now, there has been no simple and quick way to reliably tap into it whenever desired.

 

Being in FLOW brings about:

- Enhanced Creativity
- Physical & Emotional Healing
- Creative Problem Solving
- Peak Performance in Business & Sports (see Research below)
- The ability to get more work done in less time
- Greater happiness in all aspects of life
- Improved Relationships
- The ability to tap into one's Inner Wisdom & Intuition
- Rapid & Accurate Insights into problems or challenges one may be facing in business, personal life or health ... 
...and more
 

For details and to read the research see: 

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9a05af5fafe8fb9d20d9c05ba&id=e39e8af390

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Increasing the ‘meaning quotient’ of work using FLOW State | McKinsey & Company - Make it Happen with Leanne Venier's Creativity & Flow Workshops!

Increasing the ‘meaning quotient’ of work using FLOW State | McKinsey & Company - Make it Happen with Leanne Venier's Creativity & Flow Workshops! | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. A McKinsey Quarterly article." Creativity and Flow Workshops by Leanne Venier, are a great way to quickly learn to achieve these states for Peak Performance!

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MCKINSEY QUARTERLY ARTICLE:
On the Psychological Science of Using Flow States for Peak Performance, Increased Productivity & Greater Job & Life Satisfaction
(See below for How to Learn to Quickly Achieve Flow State whenever you would like):

“The mental state that gives rise to great performance—in sports, business, or the arts—has been described in different ways. The psychologist Mihàly Csìkszentmihàlyi studied thousands of subjects, from sculptors to factory workers, and asked them to record their feelings at intervals throughout the working day. He observed that people fully employing their core capabilities to meet a goal or challenge created what he called 'flow’. 

Athletes describe the same feeling as ‘being in the zone’; musicians talk about ‘being in the groove’.

More important, Csìkszentmihàlyi found that individuals who frequently experienced it (flow) were more productive and derived greater satisfaction from their work than those who didn’t. They set goals for themselves to increase their capabilities, thereby tapping into a seemingly limitless well of energy. And they expressed a willingness to repeat those activities in which they achieved flow even if they were not being paid to do so.

Flow sounds great in theory, but few business leaders have mastered the skill of generating it reliably in the workplace… 

(QUESTION:) ... Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage the mental state that brings them about?”


ANSWER: 
YES, they can! And so can you!

When you attend Leanne Venier’s Healing Colors Creativity & Flow Workshop you'll learn to quickly and reliably enter Flow whenever you’d like ...
... for Peak Performance, increased productivity and increased job satisfaction … in addition to all the physical & emotional healing and mind-body wellness benefits it brings!

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NEXT WORKSHOP DATES: 
Saturday September 13, 11:30 - 5:00 pm OR
Sunday September 14, 11:30 - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: 
Workshops will be held in the beautiful Leanne Venier Gallery 
in Central/South Austin, Bouldin Creek Neighborhood
You will be surrounded by Leanne’s international award-winning healing artwork throughout the workshop.

See Details,
Loads of Testimonials,
All the Benefits of the Workshop,
Cost and
How to Register Here:

http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?338461#.U_KSOPldXng

(Read the full Mckinsey Quarterly article here:
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/increasing_the_meaning_quotient_of_work)

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CREATIVITY & FLOW HEALING COLORS WORKSHOPS

CREATIVITY & FLOW HEALING COLORS WORKSHOPS | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

Leanne Venier's Healing Colors Creativity & Flow Workshops


GET INTO FLOW!  Discover Joy, Healing & Your Full Creative Potential!A 4 hour Creativity & Healing Experience that will Transform your Life!


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Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

Only 4 spots remaining in the Saturday July 26 workshop! Be sure to Register soon if you've been thinking about doing so! 


In this workshop, you will learn the same Creative Right Brain Techniques that Leanne uses to get into FLOW state to create her International Award-winning Abstract Paintings.

With these simple techniques using healing colors, you will learn how to QUICKLY, EASILY & RELIABLY get into FLOW STATE - a Meditative, Right Brain, Heightened State of Awareness & Expanded State of Consciousness!

 
Registrations are now open for both of the July Workshop dates! 
(Choose one: Saturday July 26, 12-4 pm OR Tuesday July 29 5:45 - 9:45 pm).

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What Will You Get from this Workshop?:

Simple & very Effective tools to Get into FLOW, 
WHENEVER you would like ... for:

Enhanced Creativity, 
Physical & Emotional Healing,
Greater imagination & intuition
Ultimate Happiness
Peak Performance
Greater job and life satisfaction

**No special skills or artistic experience needed!**
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See More information, visit:
http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?338461#.U7NDEvldXng

where you will Discover:

Is this Workshop for You?
What will you learn?
Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates
What the Scientific Research Says
To Register
Leanne's Bio

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COST: 
Only $149! 
for all of these amazing tools that you will use for the rest of your life to tap into Flow, your natural Creativity, Deep Healing, Peak Performance and Ultimate Happiness!

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Hear Leanne's NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO Interview here:

"The Science & Soul of Healing Using Color, Light & Art"
on the Christine Upchurch Show with Guest Leanne Venier 
http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/upc-140228-venier.mp3

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For more information visit:

http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?338461#.U7NDEvldXng
 

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UPCOMING LECTURES

UPCOMING LECTURES | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

"AYAHUASCA Journeys, Revelations & Insights - Explorations in Peru" by Leanne Venier
including information about AYAHUASCA AS A PATH TO ENHANCED CREATIVITY.
Sponsored by Institute for Neuroscience & Consciousness Studies (INACS).

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

"AYAHUASCA Journeys, Revelations & Insights - Explorations in Peru" by Leanne Venier
Sponsored by Institute for Neuroscience & Consciousness Studies (INACS)

Leanne Venier, artist, scientist, color and light therapy expert and avid explorer of consciousness realms,will share her experiences during her recent 9 DAY AYAHUASCA RETREAT with a Peruvian Shaman and Shamanic family deep in the Amazon jungle.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN DURING THIS TALK:

- What is Ayahuasca?
- How can Ayahuasca help with physical and emotional healing & spiritual evolution?
- How can Ayahuasca aid in increasing creativity?
- What to expect if you try it, both during the ceremony and afterwards.
- What is the Shamanic Diet and why is it considered to be just as important as the Ayahuasca itself for the cleansing and purification process?
- How to find a safe Shaman to work with and why choosing one carefully is so important.
- What is the difference between Ayahuasca and DMT?
- Leanne's personal experiences, revelations and insights before, during and since the retreat and how she found this wonderful group of people to work with in Peru.

-- And Much More!

** The audience members will be invited to ask questions throughout the presentation so this will be a very interactive experience.**

DATE: Tuesday March 18, 2014
TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION:
Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 North Lamar, Building D, Suite 115 (Behind the Half Price Books, in the business complex)
Austin, TX 78751

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - ALL ARE WELCOME! (Invite your Friends!)
$5 suggested donation (Free for INACS members)

For directions and more information, visit:
http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?351359


INACS is a 501c3 non-profit organization. If you'd like to support our ongoing efforts to educate the public about the research and consciousness studies we are involved in, please consider joining or donating (all donations are tax deductible).
Membership is only $25/year, $15 for students & seniors.
(There is a membership table at all INACS Meetings. All forms of payment accepted.)


LEANNE VENIER'S BIOGRAPHY:

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA, is an international award-winning artist, scientist, engineer and expert on the science of color and light who regularly lectures about the healing effects of color, light frequencies and art at major medical centers, MENSA and elsewhere. She now combines her art with her past careers - as a mechanical engineer designing submarines for Lockheed, then acupuncturist, and eastern medicine practitioner - to teach medical practitioners and lay people about the latest scientific research using color and art for healing purposes. Venier's evocative abstract oil paintings, according to viewers, medical doctors and NASA research, have noticeable healing effects.

Venier has been interviewed many times on radio and NBC-TV, her artwork has been featured in numerous national and international magazines and won several awards including "Grand Prize of the Jury" in Vico del Gargano, Italy, "Best of Texas" in Dallas, and Finalist in the prestigious Hunting Art Prize. Her healing paintings have been sought out for private, medical and corporate collections around the world. 

She also lectures about Creativity and Consciousness and teaches people to use color to tap into their own right brain creativity and natural healing abilities in her Healing Colors Creativity Workshops.

Venier has been actively exploring and studying numerous consciousness-expanding modalities for the past 25 years. She is on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Neuroscience & Conciousness Studies (INACS) as well as the INACS Director of Outreach.

In her career as a professional artist, Venier integrates these expanded states of consciousness directly into her abstract painting process. The paintings that emerge from this process, for many people who view them, often elicit a very profound peace-inducing and healing effect.

The LEANNE VENIER Gallery, in Austin, TX, may be visited by private appointment via the Contact page at www.leannevenier.com. Venier is available for Interior Wellness Design and Healing Colors Consultations.

To be notified of Leanne's upcomiing workshops, please FRIEND her on FB and sign up for her mailing list:
http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?350397

Listen to Leanne's latest nationally syndicated radio interview from Feb 28, 2014:
"The Science & Soul of Healing using Color, Light & Art"
http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?28074

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Leanne Venier "The Science & Soul of Healing Using Color, Light & Art" on Transformation Talk Radio

Leanne Venier "The Science & Soul of Healing Using Color, Light & Art" on Transformation Talk Radio | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it
Transformation Talk Radio is an innovative broadcasting show and internet community tailored for an empowered, active, and diverse radio and online listening audience.
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Tune in ONLINE this Friday February 28 at 1 pm (CST) 

(or Listen to the Archived Broadcast afterwards)

"THE SCIENCE & SOUL OF HEALING USING COLOR, LIGHT & ART" 
with special guest LEANNE VENIER, Artist, Scientist & Color & Light Therapy Expert.

"Have you ever felt drawn to a particular color? Find out what our favorite colors can tell us about our physical and emotional health. Learn simple tips using color, light and art to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve insomnia, treat allergies and depression and reverse the visible signs of aging, all without the need for any drugs. Discover why we actually need sunlight and hear about the scientific research that supports all of this including the latest light-based treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's."

on Nationally Syndicated The Christine Upchurch Show - bridging SCIENCE, SPIRITUALITY, PSYCHOLOGY & HEALING

RECENT GUESTS:
NY Times Best Selling Author
GREGG BRADEN (The God Code, Fractal Time, The Divine Matrix),
GARY ZUKAV (The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Seat of the Soul),
DR. JOE DISPENZA (What the Bleep)

*LISTEN LIVE - Friday Feb 28, 1 pm CST - Click on LISTEN NOW
http://www.transformationtalkradio.com/

*LISTEN AFTER (show will be available 2-5 days after broadcast for Free Streaming, Mp3 download & on iTunes:
http://www.cuhealing.com/The-Christine-Upchurch-show.html

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Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, February 27, 2014 4:28 PM

Tune in ONLINE this Friday February 28 at 1 pm (CST) 

(or Listen to the Archived Broadcast afterwards)

"THE SCIENCE & SOUL OF HEALING USING COLOR, LIGHT & ART" 
with special guest LEANNE VENIER, Artist, Scientist & Color & Light Therapy Expert.

"Have you ever felt drawn to a particular color? Find out what our favorite colors can tell us about our physical and emotional health. Learn simple tips using color, light and art to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve insomnia, treat allergies and depression and reverse the visible signs of aging, all without the need for any drugs. Discover why we actually need sunlight and hear about the scientific research that supports all of this including the latest light-based treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's."

on Nationally Syndicated The Christine Upchurch Show - bridging SCIENCE, SPIRITUALITY, PSYCHOLOGY & HEALING

RECENT GUESTS:
NY Times Best Selling Author
GREGG BRADEN (The God Code, Fractal Time, The Divine Matrix),
GARY ZUKAV (The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Seat of the Soul),
DR. JOE DISPENZA (What the Bleep)

*LISTEN LIVE - Friday Feb 28, 1 pm CST - Click on LISTEN NOW
http://www.transformationtalkradio.com/

*LISTEN AFTER (show will be available 2-5 days after broadcast for Free Streaming, Mp3 download & on iTunes:
http://www.cuhealing.com/The-Christine-Upchurch-show.html

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, February 27, 2014 4:28 PM

Tune in ONLINE this Friday February 28 at 1 pm (CST) 

(or Listen to the Archived Broadcast afterwards)

"THE SCIENCE & SOUL OF HEALING USING COLOR, LIGHT & ART" 
with special guest LEANNE VENIER, Artist, Scientist & Color & Light Therapy Expert.

"Have you ever felt drawn to a particular color? Find out what our favorite colors can tell us about our physical and emotional health. Learn simple tips using color, light and art to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve insomnia, treat allergies and depression and reverse the visible signs of aging, all without the need for any drugs. Discover why we actually need sunlight and hear about the scientific research that supports all of this including the latest light-based treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's."

on Nationally Syndicated The Christine Upchurch Show - bridging SCIENCE, SPIRITUALITY, PSYCHOLOGY & HEALING

RECENT GUESTS:
NY Times Best Selling Author
GREGG BRADEN (The God Code, Fractal Time, The Divine Matrix),
GARY ZUKAV (The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Seat of the Soul),
DR. JOE DISPENZA (What the Bleep)

*LISTEN LIVE - Friday Feb 28, 1 pm CST - Click on LISTEN NOW
http://www.transformationtalkradio.com/

*LISTEN AFTER (show will be available 2-5 days after broadcast for Free Streaming, Mp3 download & on iTunes:
http://www.cuhealing.com/The-Christine-Upchurch-show.html

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, February 27, 2014 4:29 PM

Tune in ONLINE this Friday February 28 at 1 pm (CST) 

(or Listen to the Archived Broadcast afterwards)

"THE SCIENCE & SOUL OF HEALING USING COLOR, LIGHT & ART" 
with special guest LEANNE VENIER, Artist, Scientist & Color & Light Therapy Expert.

"Have you ever felt drawn to a particular color? Find out what our favorite colors can tell us about our physical and emotional health. Learn simple tips using color, light and art to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve insomnia, treat allergies and depression and reverse the visible signs of aging, all without the need for any drugs. Discover why we actually need sunlight and hear about the scientific research that supports all of this including the latest light-based treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's."

on Nationally Syndicated The Christine Upchurch Show - bridging SCIENCE, SPIRITUALITY, PSYCHOLOGY & HEALING

RECENT GUESTS:
NY Times Best Selling Author
GREGG BRADEN (The God Code, Fractal Time, The Divine Matrix),
GARY ZUKAV (The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Seat of the Soul),
DR. JOE DISPENZA (What the Bleep)

*LISTEN LIVE - Friday Feb 28, 1 pm CST - Click on LISTEN NOW
http://www.transformationtalkradio.com/

*LISTEN AFTER (show will be available 2-5 days after broadcast for Free Streaming, Mp3 download & on iTunes:
http://www.cuhealing.com/The-Christine-Upchurch-show.html

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We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t. Here's why...

We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t. Here's why... | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it
In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world.
Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

This article is SO true. Most people and corporations, unfortunately, do NOT embrace creative thinking - in fact, I know people who work for large corporations who are routinely punished with poor performance reviews after coming up with fantastic out-of-the-box ideas to improve a situation (and then pushing to implement those great ideas).

When I was designing submarines as a mechanical engineer for Lockheed many years ago, any attempts of mine at coming up with creative solutions were routinely squelched. And the clear and literal message was always, 'NO, we don't do things that way here!"


Most schools in the US are not helping the situation:
"Unfortunately, the place where our first creative ideas go to die is the place that should be most open to them—school. Studies show that teachers overwhelmingly discriminate against creative students, favoring their satisfier classmates who more readily follow directions and do what they’re told.”

And believe it or not, art schools are one of the worst places for squelching creativity. From the article: 
“Everybody hates it when something’s really great,” says essayist and art critic Dave Hickey. He is famous for his scathing critiques against the art world, particularly against art education, which he believes institutionalizes mediocrity through its systematic rejection of good ideas. Art is going through what Hickey calls a “stupid phase.

When I first started painting 6.5 years ago and ever since then (I'm self-taught), I've been amazed that so many artists who had graduated from art school are constantly asking me how on earth I've come up with the totally unique painting techniques that I've created and developed over the years (see www.leannevenier.com) . I tell them I simply go out and buy archival quality materials and I EXPERIMENT and PLAY with them until I come up with the cool and different techniques that I integrate in my work. And they're always SHOCKED that I can give myself the freedom to be able to play like that. They say they still feel locked in to the techniques and painting formulas that were so ingrained in them in art school. Several have told me they're literally AFRAID to try something different. I find that simply amazing! (and very sad at the same time).


So WHY is it that so many educational institutions and corporations are doing their best to KILL CREATIVITY?  Read the article to learn more. Here's another excerpt:

"Most people agree that what distinguishes those who become famously creative is their resilience. While creativity at times is very rewarding, it is not about happiness. Staw says a successful creative person is someone “who can survive conformity pressures and be impervious to social pressure.”

To live creatively is a CHOICE. You must make a commitment to your own mind and the possibility that you will not be accepted. You have to let go of satisfying people, often even yourself."


MY ADVICE? Work for yourself, start your own business ... and you'll never have to have your creativity squelched ever again! My brain feels GREAT every day since I get so many opporutnituties to come up with brand new, never-before-integrated ideas. It feels like mental gymnastics for my brain, just like physical exercise keeps you youthful and energized.

And I also consider myself very fortunate to have an ever-growing group of creative friends with whom I can work on various creative projects... without a naysaying boss or teacher telling me 'That's NOT how it should be done!"
:)

This 30 second video by Steve Jobs PERFECTLY captures the essence of this post:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjgtLSHhTPg

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Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense - 9 Contradictory Traits of Creative Types

Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense - 9 Contradictory Traits of Creative Types | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it
Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

I personally found these 9 contradictory traits of creative people to be extremely accurate. And remember, that being creative doesn't apply only to people who work as artists. Some of the most creative people I've known have been entrepreneurs, physicists and computer programmers.

From the article - a quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi:

 “I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude.”

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Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it
We already knew that as Woody Allen has pointed out success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.
Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

I don't always have days when I"m feeling 'creative'. I often need to just get myself into my painting studio and then start fiddling around with things, tidying up the space, preparing a canvas, or some other simple task to help me shift into right brain while listening to music. Then the desire to start painting suddenly shows up. But if I don't get my butt into my studio, then the creativity will never happen. :)

90% of the work is just getting yourself into the space where you can allow the creativity to come forth. And that means scheduling in time for it.

Creativity is really not magic. Anyone can be creative. It's about dedication and persistence.. This iss part of what I teach in my Healing Colors Creativity Workshops in The LEANNE VENIER Gallery in Austin, TX.

My final HEALING COLORS CREATIVITY WORKSHOP for 2013 is on Saturday November 2. Please email me at leannevenier@gmail.com if you'd like to register. There are still a couple of open slots.
Details here:

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'Flow' Experiences: The Secret To Ultimate Happiness?

'Flow' Experiences: The Secret To Ultimate Happiness? | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

There are moments in which your mind becomes so entirely absorbed in the activity that you "forget yourself" and begin to act effortlessly, with a heightened sense of awareness of the here and now. ...
 Learn how to FLOW and find Ultimate Happiness, Creativity & Peak Performance in Leanne Venier's Healing Colors Creativity & Flow Workshops!

This September 13 OR 14!  

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Learn how to FLOW and find Ultimate Happiness, Creativity & Peak Performance in Leanne Venier's Healing Colors Creativity & Flow Workshops!

This September 13 OR 14!

 

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A Few Testimonials:

 

“ Leanne Venier’s Flow workshop was a rich experience. I’ve been continuing to use what I learned and experienced, using the color play to gain insights and practice dropping into flow.  The workshop experience and the practice at home has helped me become familiar with what it feels like to be in flow, what the sensation is like in the body, and I can more easily access it and tap into it as I go through daily encounters in my life.   I appreciate the ongoing benefits from my experience in the workshop. “  - Melissa W. – Austin, TX

 

 “Although I know the creative energies flow within me, I tend to live too much in my head from day to day.  In hopes of cultivating a little more balance in my life, I registered for Leanne’s Color & Healing Creativity workshop.  Something about the setting surrounded by Leanne’s abstract color creations, the relaxing evocative music, or the simplicity of the mandala task set the stage well for my analytical brain to take a much-needed vacation and for my creative impulses to reawaken and find expression.  There’s something wonderful about just sitting back and seeing what emerges when one’s creativity is given full rein.  The workshop helped to reawaken in me some long-dormant creative juices; my hunch is it would have a similar effect on others.”

-   Dr. Robert Price, PhD

 

"I’m certain it was the mandala and color work (that we did in your workshop) that inspired a flood of new ideas for my script… within just a few hours after the workshop!"

 -Jolyn Janis | Actress  Filmmaker Art Director 

 

“My fiance and I had a wonderful time in your class--it was a great experience and reminded me of how much I enjoyed art and flow. Thanks Leanne! :)”

Thanh L.



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SXSW PanelPicker

SXSW PanelPicker | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

"CATALYTIC COLOR: FLOW & THE BALANCED BRAIN BENEFIT"
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SXSW PANEL PROPOSAL – PLEASE VOTE FOR OUR PANEL TODAY! 

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Every single vote helps us to get chosen for SXSW!

PANEL SPEAKERS:
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Brad Richardson
Margaret Keys

Thank you for helping us share this important information at SXSW and beyond!! 

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Get into Flow: with Healing Colors Creativity & Flow Workshops by Leanne Venier - July 2014

Get into Flow: with Healing Colors Creativity & Flow Workshops by Leanne Venier - July 2014 | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

A 4-hour Creativity & Healing Experience that will Transform your life...

Taught by International Award-winning Artist, Engineer, Scientist and Color & Light Therapy Expert, Leanne Venier

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

Registrations are now open for both of the July Workshop dates! 
(Choose one: Saturday July 26 OR Tuesday July 29).

What Will You Get from this Workshop?:

Simple & very Effective tools to Get into FLOW, 
WHENEVER you would like ... for:

 

Enhanced Creativity, 
Physical & Emotional Healing,
Greater imagination & intuition
Ultimate Happiness
Peak Performance
Greater job and life satisfaction

 

**No special skills or artistic experience needed!**

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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH is now showing that being able to still your mind and get into a right-brain, meditative or Flow state:

•  allows our natural creativity to surface and flow which can be then channeled into any projects, activities or relationships in our lives

•  enables us to tap into our natural healing abilities 

•  slows down the aging process by reducing stress levels

•  Improves concentration, self esteem and overall health

•  improves our quality of life by restoring the body-mind natural balance

•  allows us to attain Peak Performanceand Ultimate Happiness

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What will you learn?

Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates

What the Scientific Research Says

To Register

Leanne's Bio

 

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COST: 
Only $149! (without coupon)

 

With Special $30 off Subscriber Coupon Code 
You pay ONLY $119!

(Coupon Expires 07/11/14)
 

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To Register

 

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 Hear Leanne's NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO Interview here:

"The Science & Soul of Healing Using Color, Light & Art"
on the Christine Upchurch Show with Guest Leanne Venier 
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For more information visit:

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Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:50 PM

Registrations are now open for both of the July Workshop dates! 
(Choose one: Saturday July 26 OR Tuesday July 29).

What Will You Get from this Workshop?:

Simple & very Effective tools to Get into FLOW, 
WHENEVER you would like ... for:

 

Enhanced Creativity, 
Physical & Emotional Healing,
Greater imagination & intuition
Ultimate Happiness
Peak Performance
Greater job and life satisfaction

 

**No special skills or artistic experience needed!**

_________________________________


See More information by clicking on the links below:
(or on the article TITLE above):


Is this Workshop for You?


What will you learn?

Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates

What the Scientific Research Says

To Register

Leanne's Bio

 

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COST: 
Only $149! (without coupon)

 

With Special $30 off Subscriber Coupon Code 
You pay ONLY $119!

(Coupon Expires 07/11/14)
 

Click here for more information or

To Register

 

_______________________________

 

**Read Testimonials from Workshop Graduates**
Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates

 

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 Hear Leanne's NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO Interview here:

"The Science & Soul of Healing Using Color, Light & Art"
on the Christine Upchurch Show with Guest Leanne Venier 
http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/upc-140228-venier.mp3


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For more information visit:

http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?338461#.U7NDEvldXng

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:51 PM

Registrations are now open for both of the July Workshop dates! 
(Choose one: Saturday July 26 OR Tuesday July 29).

What Will You Get from this Workshop?:

Simple & very Effective tools to Get into FLOW, 
WHENEVER you would like ... for:

 

Enhanced Creativity, 
Physical & Emotional Healing,
Greater imagination & intuition
Ultimate Happiness
Peak Performance
Greater job and life satisfaction

 

**No special skills or artistic experience needed!**

_________________________________


See More information by clicking on the links below:
(or on the article TITLE above):


Is this Workshop for You?


What will you learn?

Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates

What the Scientific Research Says

To Register

Leanne's Bio

 

___________________


COST: 
Only $149! (without coupon)

 

With Special $30 off Subscriber Coupon Code 
You pay ONLY $119!

(Coupon Expires 07/11/14)
 

Click here for more information or

To Register

 

_______________________________

 

**Read Testimonials from Workshop Graduates**
Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates

 

________________________________


 Hear Leanne's NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO Interview here:

"The Science & Soul of Healing Using Color, Light & Art"
on the Christine Upchurch Show with Guest Leanne Venier 
http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/upc-140228-venier.mp3


___________________________________________

For more information visit:

http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?338461#.U7NDEvldXng

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:52 PM

Registrations are now open for both of the July Workshop dates! 
(Choose one: Saturday July 26 OR Tuesday July 29).

What Will You Get from this Workshop?:

Simple & very Effective tools to Get into FLOW, 
WHENEVER you would like ... for:

 

Enhanced Creativity, 
Physical & Emotional Healing,
Greater imagination & intuition
Ultimate Happiness
Peak Performance
Greater job and life satisfaction

 

**No special skills or artistic experience needed!**

_________________________________


See More information by clicking on the links below:
(or on the article TITLE above):


Is this Workshop for You?


What will you learn?

Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates

What the Scientific Research Says

To Register

Leanne's Bio

 

___________________


COST: 
Only $149! (without coupon)

 

With Special $30 off Subscriber Coupon Code 
You pay ONLY $119!

(Coupon Expires 07/11/14)
 

Click here for more information or

To Register

 

_______________________________

 

**Read Testimonials from Workshop Graduates**
Testimonials from Past Workshop Graduates

 

________________________________


 Hear Leanne's NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO Interview here:

"The Science & Soul of Healing Using Color, Light & Art"
on the Christine Upchurch Show with Guest Leanne Venier 
http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/upc-140228-venier.mp3


___________________________________________

For more information visit:

http://www.leannevenier.com/links.php?338461#.U7NDEvldXng

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...
Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

This is a really wonderful list of things that 'naturally creative' people do on a regular basis.

 

But I've seen it time and again in my Healing Colors Creativity Workshops - even the most left-brained, analytical people who often consider themselves to be totally lacking in creativity, can actually LEARN TO BE MORE CREATIVE by practicing some very simple techniques.

Within only a couple of hours, these same self-proclaimed 'non-creative' people have learned how to tap into their innate creativity and have immediately come up with creative solutions to problems that had been troubling them, either with their work or personal lives.

It seems like magic to many of them at first, but it's really just our true nature. WE ARE CREATIVE BEINGS AT OUR CORE ESSENCE.

A lot of us have just forgotten how to be that way, or have had it conditioned out of us by a rigid educational system and corporate world.

 

As I always remind people, ANYONE CAN BE CREATIVE! 


To learn more about my Healing Colors Creativity Workshops and to request to be notified when the next one is scheduled, please visit:


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"Just imagine, pretend.  Pretend during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, that everyone you interact with, including you, has amazing creative powers – to generate new ideas, to make new decisions and to take new actions."

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CUHealing.com - Christine Upchurch Healing - featuring Leanne Venier, Artist & Science of Color Healing Expert, on Feb 28.

CUHealing.com - Christine Upchurch Healing - featuring Leanne Venier, Artist & Science of Color Healing Expert, on Feb 28. | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

Nationally syndicated radio program featuring interviews with visionary leaders & authors - all of whom are bridging science, spirituality, healing & ancient wisdom.

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Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:17 PM

Tune in on Friday February 28, at 1 pm CST!

I've been invited to be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio program, The Christine Upchurch Show which bridges science, spirituality, healing and ancient wisdom.  
I'm very excited and really looking forward to the show!

Some of Christine's recent guests include NY Times best selling author,Gregg Braden (Deep Truth, Fractal Time, The God Code & many others),
another amazing, best selling author, Gary Zukav (The Dancing Wu Li Masters, The Seat of the Soul & others - 'coincidentally' I was just reading both of these Zukav books while I was on my recent Ayahuasca retreat in the Amazon jungle!) 
and Dr. Joe Dispenza from What the Bleep, as well as numerous other well known speakers and authors.

I'll be her guest on Friday February 28 at 1 pm CST (11 am PST).  The show will be available online or for download afterwards as well.

Check out Christine's website to listen to her fantastic past interviews (via streaming, downloadable mp3 or iTunes podcast - all free.)

http://www.cuhealing.com/The-Christine-Upchurch-show.html

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Check out this show from an amazing speaker Leanne Venier and learn all the things that color and light can do to make you more healthy!

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How To Be Creative - 10 Helpful Tips!

How To Be Creative - 10 Helpful Tips! | Creativity & Flow - How to GET INTO FLOW for Peak Performance, Healing & Ultimate Happiness & Life Satisfaction -- by Leanne Venier, Artist, Engineer & Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert | Scoop.it

"Creativity is not magic and there's no such thing as a creative type. Anyone can learn to be creative and get better at it... Being surrounded by the color BLUE increases creative insights, while being surrounded by RED is good for solving analytic problems." - Blue Artwork shown here is by Leanne Venier, "EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS'. See www.leannevenier.com for more creativity enhancing artwork & Free Screensavers

Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

The Best part of this article is at the very bottom - 10 QUICK CREATIVITY TIPS.

Note that to gain CREATIVE INSIGHTS & problem solving, being surrounded by the COLOR BLUE is helpful since it leads to more relaxed and associative thinking, while being surrounded by RED is better for solving ANALYTIC PROBLEMS requiring alert mental acuity:

 

"Creativity is not magic, and there's no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It's a skill. Anyone can learn to be creative and to get better at it. New research is shedding light on what allows people to develop world-changing products and to solve the toughest problems. A surprisingly concrete set of lessons has emerged about what creativity is and how to spark it in ourselves and our work.

 

"10 Quick Creativity Hacks

 

1. Color Me Blue
A 2009 study found that subjects solved twice as many insight puzzles when surrounded by the color blue, since it leads to more relaxed and associative thinking. Red, on other hand, makes people more alert and aware, so it is a better backdrop for solving analytic problems.

 

2. Get Groggy
According to a study published last month, people at their least alert time of day—think of a night person early in the morning—performed far better on various creative puzzles, sometimes improving their success rate by 50%. Grogginess has creative perks.

 

3. Daydream Away
Research led by Jonathan Schooler at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has found that people who daydream more score higher on various tests of creativity.

 

4. Think Like A Child
When subjects are told to imagine themselves as 7-year-olds, they score significantly higher on tests of divergent thinking, such as trying to invent alternative uses for an old car tire.

 

5. Laugh It Up
When people are exposed to a short video of stand-up comedy, they solve about 20% more insight puzzles.Serge Bloch

When people are exposed to a short video of stand-up comedy, they solve about 20% more insight puzzles.

 

6. Imagine That You Are Far Away

Research conducted at Indiana University found that people were much better at solving insight puzzles when they were told that the puzzles came from Greece or California, and not from a local lab.

 

7. Keep It Generic
One way to increase problem-solving ability is to change the verbs used to describe the problem. When the verbs are extremely specific, people think in narrow terms. In contrast, the use of more generic verbs—say, "moving" instead of "driving"—can lead to dramatic increases in the number of problems solved.

 

8. Work Outside the Box
According to new study, volunteers performed significantly better on a standard test of creativity when they were seated outside a 5-foot-square workspace, perhaps because they internalized the metaphor of thinking outside the box. The lesson? Your cubicle is holding you back.

 

9. See the World
According to research led by Adam Galinsky, students who have lived abroad were much more likely to solve a classic insight puzzle. Their experience of another culture endowed them with a valuable open-mindedness. This effect also applies to professionals: Fashion-house directors who have lived in many countries produce clothing that their peers rate as far more creative.

 

10. Move to a Metropolis
Physicists at the Santa Fe Institute have found that moving from a small city to one that is twice as large leads inventors to produce, on average, about 15% more patents.

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» 10 Ways to Overcome Creativity’s No.1 Crusher - World of Psychology

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"The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt," wrote Sylvia Plath in her journal. And she couldn’t have been more accurate. Self-doubt can persuade us to s
Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA's insight:

In my Healing Colors Creativity Workshops, I teach people how to easily and quickly overcome self-doubt and ease into their natural right brain creative state where they can be free to let their natural creativity flow.

Getting into right brain also allows you to get very clear insights about whatever challenges you may be facing in your life. Everyone who has taken the workshops has reported getting very clear and immediate insights into the challenge they've been dealing with, whether that challenge was related to a creative project, a problem at work or within a relationship, or a health issue they'd been struggling with.

The last Healing Colors Creativity Workshop for 2013 is this Saturday November 2, 1-4 pm in the LEANNE VENIER gallery.
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