Open Learning Course

Creativity and Transformation

Explore the nature of creativity and its relationship to human development and growth.

Start date: February 2023. Length of study: 10 weeks. Tuition: £425

In Creativity and Transformation we examine the psychosomatic dynamics at work in any creative process, focusing in particular on arts-based practices, such as creative writing, spontaneous sketching and drawing, and movement and voice improvisation. The practices are contextualised within the history and philosophy of arts movements, the psychology of creativity & creative therapies.

We explore the various arts therapies and arts & health approaches available in the UK today. Different theories of creativity and transformation are considered, with a particular focus on ideas pertaining to ritual, spiritual practice and transpersonal psychology.


Accordion Content
  1. Try a range of expressive arts exercises, meditating, drawing, moving, and writing
  2. Explore the latest research into creativity and its transformative potential
  3. Discuss your own ideas about creativity with peers and the tutor in interactive forums
  4. Join several live webinars, combining discussion and experiential work
  5. Explore how you can boost creativity in your life and work
  6. Explore how you can draw on creative practices, enhancing your work with diverse client groups in social care, health, learning, and professional development

There are no formal entry requirements to join this course. Come and study purely for personal interest and enrichment … and get the same level access as our postgraduate students who will be studying alongside you!

Before each course begins you will be provided with a Course Outline which will list the reading materials, time-lines, and any activities required as part of the course.

This course features 2 discussion forums, experiential activities and several live webinars.

Course leader

Jessica Bockler - Alef Trust

Jessica Bockler, PhD

Founding Director

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