The Power of You is a beautifully written highly insightful must have book.
It is a powerful tool for those wishing to understand their inner self and what may be holding them back. It gives clarity, focus and understanding. It explores the three levels of creativity, authenticity and who you are. It enables you to work through at your own pace, understanding along the way how you can make changes in the areas of your life you may wish to change. I feel that this book is not just for creatives, it is for anybody who wants to better understand themselves and others.
You learn so much from every single page. I’ve used this book not just for my photography business but also for launching a brand new business. When you think you can’t do something - pick up this book and work through the relevant chapter. The chapter “the Saboteur” was hugely enlightening for me.
This book is designed to be used with the archetype cards. Exploring the different archetypes was fascinating and I could definitely recognize my own traits.
Don’t for one moment think this book is a “read it, done it” book - this is a book to be treasured, explored, and a lifelong tool.
Clare Louise writes from the heart. Her introduction is particularly poignant and I love the honesty with which she writes.
This is without doubt a must have book, for creatives, whatever their field, but also for anybody out there wishing for more focus and vision.
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A beautifully illustrated book, journal and archetype cards to guide you through the journey to authenticity.
Explore your creative architecture, the three levels of creativity along with the steps to authenticity.
The Power of You
This was a very honest and fascinating book of exploration. I hadn't heard much about Archetypes so this has been a new concept for me. I could definitely recognise myself and others close to me in this book and I loved the concept of drawing upon these parts of us to look at projects differently and deal with things differently in general. Whilst the book is about creativity, these concepts can be used for any challenge or problem you want to resolve in life in general.
Exploring The three levels of creativity was really fascinating - I could definitely recognise where I have journeyed between levels I and II during my career.
This book is like a life companion, for me it's a constant guide book, something I will have in my bag or at my bedside to pick up whenever I need to focus on areas of my life that needs attention. There is so much wonderful and enlightening information to absorb, learning so much on each page. It's been like a training manual for me, it's all really resonated with me. Already I am seeing my world differently and the view of possibility I can achieve in my life. It has given me hope.
The Power of You shines a light on your shadows and calls you to take action. Only when you recognise something can you start to put in place actions to draw out the other sides of you to bring more balance.
Reconnect to your creative self with this set of 52 Illustrated inspiration and reflection cards.
This deck is accompanied by a guided journal, a sacred space for inner conversations and inspired thoughts.
Inspiration & ReflectionCards & Journal :
These cards are really thought provoking, emotive and creative. They are a call to action to create change.
Sometimes I have a habit of riding though life and creativity on automatic pilot. This book and cards really stopped me in my tracks and made me take a good hard look at what I was doing and what I could draw upon to feel happier, more creative and more peaceful.
I was really taken by these cards and loved having an individual topic to focus on, the image, title and words and having the journal as a prompt to reflect and write down my own thoughts. They have really made me stop and think. Without something to make you stop and look at life there will be no change - this is where the this book worked for me.
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The Creatives Space:
A beautiful, welcoming online experience. There is something about the way Clare Louise speaks that takes me on a journey that is so comforting. I feel I can achieve anything - it's such a gift. Working with the books alongside the online lessons and exercises in The Creatives Space has been amazing. When you bring all three together there is no hiding. I felt safe, that everything and anything I was feeling was OK and I was able to explore things that have been locked away for so long. The impact is incredible, literally amazing - working with everything together has had such an impact.
I would recommend to anyone who needs help creatively, personally or running their business.
A beautiful, extremely talented soul, a spirit and amazing coach. Clare Louise has the ability to open your eyes, open your soul and really find that inner creative no matter what shape that may take. So calm, so inspiring, she has shown me that anything is possible and how to create from the heart. I cant thank you enough Clare for helping me see.
Clare Louise is a treasure. She is an extraordinary creative spirit, a bright light and a breath of fresh air. Clare Louise has a calming and understanding personality, with a real knack for human connection. She is a passionate soul who thrives watching others discover their own authentic selves. She is fully committed to helping us all reach our fullest creative potential and will help you find that inner light/voice within...no matter how quiet it is.
(Be careful… she’ll make you run round the room!) This lady is something else - where do I even start? Her expertise, skill, knowledge, everything about her is next level stuff! There is a reason she is regarded one of the greats within our industry and the passion she brings with her in everything she does is why she can do what she can do. Clare Louise has taken us all on a journey on this retreat from day one right though to the end of the course and it is something that we are still on today. I’ve learnt what it’s like to be on the customer side, how to connect, how to create, how to inspire, how to live and how to make sure all of this comes through in my photography. I can’t thank her enough for what she has given me.
Clare Louise is a force of nature, a wonderfully enlightened being that has been through some tough times, learnt to deal with them, harnessed them and used them to potentiate her creativity. She brings with her a special presence, energy and techniques designed to help you flourish.
She is something else!! I really wasn’t sure when I signed up for The Art & Soul of Newborn Photography Retreat what Clare Louise would be bringing. I didn’t really know much about her but ... she was so inspirational and is a truly talented lady. With so much knowledge, her understanding of how to run a successful business and her mindset is amazing.
Clare Louise gets you out of your head and listening to your heart instead. She has this ability to somehow make you feel comfortable even though you’re talking about uncomfortable emotions. She has so much to give and is very generous with her time. Thank you Clare Louise for believing in me, showing me how to find my creativity again, bringing my passion for photography back and allowing a free space with no boundaries for this to happen. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. Jo xx
Clare Louise seemed to get deep into the darkest parts of my brain and pulled out my anxieties, which was a huge release. Reconnecting with myself was a massive challenge, Clare Louise pushed me out of my comfort zone. If you’re struggling with self belief, especially when it is doing something that you are passionate about I would definitely recommend working with Clare Louise.
Clare Louise is extremely good at reading the subtle difference between what people want and what people need. She is an insightful, soulful, guide who will give you a space to explore those aspects of your creativity that you thought you had lost or that have been dormant for way too long.
Clare Louise provides a safe environment to challenge and support your creative growth. With Clare- Louise’s guidance I was able to I challenge myself, to stay present when my mind wondered over to doubt and allow myself to go with the journey, I am left with a certain ‘knowing’ about my capabilities, not just as a model but in life in general. I've stepped into my power.
I have gained incredible insight of who the inner artist in me is, the one that has been lost for many years. Clare-Louise has helped me understand where, why and how my artistic growth has been stifled from the past preconditioned ways of being. She has had me literally kick the negative voices out of my life and only allow excitement and creativeness back into my space. I have developed a much greater clarity of who and what I am as an Artist and how I am going to show up to be at my most expressive and creative best.
Clare-Louise, this has been an artistic and life changing experience for me. Thank you
Clare-Louise focused on the ‘creative’ part and giving student words and asked them to connect visualise emotions from the words. She's inspirational, thought-provoking, makes you think, motivational. She focused lots on the emotion and ideas. She's very good at pushing higher order thinking skills.
Clare-Louise is honest and insightful, and is totally committed to you on your creative journey. Her approach is individual to you and she instinctively knows what is needed for you. We are all at different points on our creative journey. That said, it is hard work, I was present and honest, and committed to doing all the work in between sessions, a lot of which is still ongoing work in progress. I’ve overcome some extremely raw emotional blocks. The best thing is I’ve had an amazing coach with me every step of the way, and I know this is who I am.
I'd hit a plateau with my level of work and wanted to push myself. The workshop provided a safe place where I could be honest - it can be so had to find that place. Clare Louise is inspirational on an other worldly level, creatively fierce and empowering. Clare Louise helps you to free your inner creativity and then pushes you past what you thought were your boundaries. The Shooting With Soul workshop has inspired me to fulfill my dreams, what I've come away with is truly reflecting in my modelling work. I cannot recommend this ethereal experience enough. I've never been so driven and for that I am so grateful.
Simone Clare Stocks
Clare is such an amazing, inspirational, selfless woman who is willing to give all the time and effort into pushing people and helping them achieve their goals, she can read people and knows exactly what they need to be encouraged and pushed, knowing Clare and working with her has been life changing - she has challenged me when I doubted myself, she saw the potential in my MUA skills.
Lauren Case Make-Up Artist
The class exercises were unbelievable, I felt like you took my mind to a different place and I now approach shoots differently. I saw things in me and felt things in me I didn't even know was there - I have grown so much in such a short period of time. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn more about myself and to see creativity from a different perspective.
Shooting with Soul is an extraordinary workshop that will give you an understanding and take you to places within your yourself that you hadn’t imagined. This will result in deep personal learning and a professional creative shift.
Each photographer has the opportunity to work with three sets of models and make-up artists where you join forces on styling and vision. Through a series of exercises before each shoot CL helps unlock what is holding you back in your creativity and shows that your potential is only hindered by your own limits and fears. As a result, each shoot becomes more and more intense and meaningful.
CL has a brilliant network of talented people that she brings together to facilitate meaningful training in a safe and supportive environment. Coupled with incredible costumes, props and location, everything about this workshop is stunning and inspiring.
Clare-Louise, Thank you, If I could give and say more I would as there are 1000 words to express gratitude but Thank you fits perfectly. I have been on hundreds of training course and on the majority of them came away feeling good about the image I captured or the work I produced, though I never thought about the course again - I just carried on. This can be said about the shoots and work I completed in the past, It feels good at the time and I just carry on.
This course is completely different to any other and has had a major impact on my life. I came away with new eyes and perspective of my life and how I want it to change. I did not want the day to end. Even the most skeptical would find something from the day. I walked away with the best images I feel I have ever created and I still want to achieve more and have amazing images in my mind that I'm now itching to create!
I was lacking direction and confidence on how to drive my business forward - Clare Louise has a very calming way about her, making you feel that anything you say is not judged but looked at to find solutions. Her coaching has far exceeded my expectations, I’ve found it both healing and refreshing. If you are at a point in your business where you are struggling either running your business or feeling that your creativity has gone, Clare Louise is a wonderful person to go and see. She is insightful, will help bring the best version of you back into your creativity and your business.Today I feel excited for change, under her guidance I am thinking far more deeply about my business and how it’s performing. I see things a lot clearer and have the strength to overcome the challenges I was facing in my business. Her positive nature is infectious. It takes a very clever and intuitive eye to see what is failing in your business and why that is happening. Clare Louise has such am amazing way at delving into so many aspects of your business and the role you play in that. She helps you see what needs to change and helps you find solutions that can really transform things both financially for the business and emotionally for your wellbeing.
Lisa Visser Photography