10 October 2005

Paper Meditation Workshops

The Paper Meditation workshops are an effective tool to help participants find their hidden creativity and rid them of their fear of being wrong or not being able to achieve something! We start in the darkness exploring a sheet of brown paper, removing their sense of vision. This serves to both stop the participants from judging each other and especially themselves. The first learn to explore the sence of touch, sound, noise and taste of the paper. They are later divided up into small groups and get to explore the movement and performance possibilities of the paper by creating a short scenario, without words to express a certain emotion, thought or concept. The then create puppets, sets and props, all with the brown paper in which to perform their pieces. The group dynamic is usually strong and feedback positive. You can't ever be wrong when doing such creative work!