Doris Gottlieb: The gift of the unknown and impossible to plan for moments, workshop

Doris Gottlieb works as educator, consultant and facilitator, guiding people to come in contact with their power and wisdom. She is a certified Genuine Contact trainer, holds degrees in Mass Communication and Media, and Theatre.

The gift of the unknown and impossible to plan for moments

What makes some moments where you “loose your way” beautiful jewels for creativity, and what makes others paralyzing and traumatic. My interest grew from reflecting on my experiences working in the theater. For years I studied and worked as a stage actor and came across these golden moments where something that went terribly wrong, costumes falling off, forgetting lines, an audience member falling ill – bring about highpoints of creativity both individually and collectively.  It was as if those unexpected and impossible to plan for moments promoted brilliance and life and excitement. I know this is not unique to theater, these experiences happen in many fields. What I am curious about is how it is that in some cases these experiences are savored and celebrated, and in others they are considered experiences to be avoided at all costs. During this workshop we will explore this phenomenon together and see how we experience this in our own fields.  What can we learn from the collective brilliance? What can we learn from the collective paralysis that can arise?