In our fast-paced modern world, finding ways to enhance our overall wellness and connect with our senses is more important than ever. That’s’ why in a recent episode of Good Change Conversations, we had the pleasure of speaking with Jeremy Mayall, CEO of Creative Waikato, about the link between creativity and wellness.
Mayall, a husband, father, and advocate for the arts, has extensive experience using music and creativity to initiate wellness. He believes that everyone has the potential to engage with creativity in a transformative way that can restore balance and benefit one’s overall wellbeing!
One of the Key points Mayall made in the podcast is that creativity is a multisensory experience that can benefit overall wellness. Our whole mind and body are involved in the creative process, which can help us connect with our senses and in turn, become more present in the moment. This heightened sensory awareness can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Jeremy puts collaboration at the very centre of everything he does in his multi-sensory projects. His recent work includes collaborating with musicians, dancers, poets, aerial silk performers, theatre practitioners, scientists, perfumers, bakers, authors, sculptors, filmmakers, pyro-technicians, lighting designers & other visual artists.
It's great for your children too.
Mayall also highlighted the importance of teaching children to be more present in multi-sensory experiences. By doing so, children can become more attuned to their surroundings, which can lead to a much richer life.
Engaging with art and culture can trigger powerful emotional and sensory connections, which is why incorporating creativity into our daily lives is essential for achieving a balanced sense of wellbeing.
As we continue to navigate the challenges of modern life, it’s important to remember the power of creativity and its ability to enhance our overall wellbeing. By becoming more present and engaging with our senses, we can unlock a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us, leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.
It could be as simple as taking a walk-in nature or listening to music. It could also involve engaging in more structured activities like drawing, painting, or writing.
The important thing is to find what works for you and make time for it!
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