I am so excited to share with you the news that I took the opportunity of the pandemic and the work from home routine to create an online workshop for men and women: ” The Tree of Life : A fun drawing exercise to clarify what you need to cultivate and let go to live your best life.”
For those who get to spend a lot of time at home these days with very limited or non existent social interaction, this is a great opportunity to reevaluate your dreams and priorities.
The tree is a very powerful metaphor and element of nature. In philosophy and meditation practice, the tree is often seen as a symbol of creation and growth, the connection between the earth and the sky.
In mystical judaism, The Tree of Life is almost sacred; it is made of ten spheres which are like a map of the universe and the psyche and it represents the path to God.
My virtual workshop of The Tree of Life is inspired by an exercise which was published in the book ” Retelling the stories of our lives : Everyday narrative therapy to draw inspiration and transform experience” by Australian author and teacher David Denborough. The author explains that our lives are based on storytelling, on the moments we choose to highlight and contextualize. Based on how we tell ourselves and others those stories, we can isolate or empower ourselves. The simple drawing of the Tree of Life as he describes it and as I show it in my online course is a way to reframe some of those stories and gain clarity on what truly matters to you and what you wish to let go.
This online Tree of Life exercise is simple and fun. It can take you less than an hour, however you can come back to it later to complete it. You can do it by yourself or with a teenager, a significant other or a friend. I actually featured my own drawing in the picture above…however the words are written in French, which will hopefully keep it a bit private 🙂
No drawing experience is necessary. Just bring your curious and open mind, a pen, ideally a few color pencils and a sheet of paper.
I start with an introduction video to explain how you can craft and interpret your own tree. I featured a guided meditation to allow you to relax and ground yourself. I included a hand picked selection of calming pieces of music for your enjoyment. I also describe the various steps to follow to draw your Tree of Life.
This fun exercise will show you :
How your past has shaped who you are
What you need to let go
Which parts of your life you want to grow to live a great life
What your dreams and goals are
What you can do to reach them
Join us below and do not hesitate to send me your questions or feedback : firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you !
Be well and stay safe.