Category Archives: Creativity

Season for Leaving

This poem was inspired by a leaf  found during a walk near home. As I held, admired then placed it, thoughts of resilience and mortality visited. Though not in a hurry to leave the tree of life & this material … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Sound

by Hugh Smiley Watching David Suzuki’s Sonic Magic – the Wonder and Science of Sound, I was struck (like a bell) by the ferocious shift in big city ‘soundscapes’ over the last century. The ringing of church bells, once heard … Continue reading

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Flamenco as a Healing Path

  Ongoing workshop/class every other Thursday evening. A testimonial from last season: “In these special classes, Hugh has connected the soulful, story-rich world of Flamenco and the inner world of his students, teaching the art form and drawing out from … Continue reading

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Flamenco for Healing & Resilience: weekly Toronto Wed. class

This is a unique and dynamic integration of personal growth and integration with a passionate art-form through mindfulness and improvisation. Students are empowered to teach at an early stage. Flamenco as a Healing Art – 4 classes – $80 (save … Continue reading

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Hakomi and the Creative Process: Visiting the Artist & Warrior Archetypes – June 8-9, 2013 Toronto

The creative process, both in art and “making life work”, requires the reflective and visionary sensibilities of the Artist as well as the passion, courage and fire of the Warrior. These two archetypes, in many ways, are polar opposites. In … Continue reading

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Embodying the Artist/Warrior: Hakomi visits Archetypes through Flamenco. March 23-24, 2013.

Location: 88 Prince Arthur Ave. (one block from St. George subway), Toronto Early Bird Discount (by March 1st ): $240.  Then: $275

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Mindfulness, Authentic Voice & Meditation: June, 2012

Workshop in Toronto,  June 9-10, 2012 weekend, 10:15 – 5:15 “Helping people to meditate better is a deep passion of mine. Using mindfulness and the human voice to understand the blocks really makes it easier and faster!”  – Hugh Hakomi … Continue reading

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Building Blocks

Get creative and build on what you already know, love and are good at; success will follow. Mistakes in life are building blocks too. Know and love them! In fact, if the shadow is dark, it means the sun is … Continue reading

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