APRIL 8 Creative Life Practice WORKSHOP


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"You do not need to be an artist to benefit from a Creative Life Practice." - Gia Forakis.

Creative Life Practice (CLP)™ is the practice of creating our lives using the creative process.

CLP Coaching & Workshops are offered by
Founder & Master Teacher & Coach, Gia Forakis

The Next Workshop:

TOPIC for April 8: Spring Cleaning: What Are You Holding Onto?

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

The following is one of the most famous stories from the Japanese Philosopher, Hara Tanzan, a Buddhist Monk who lived between 1819- 1892:

'Tanzan and Ekido were traveling together down a muddy road. Heavy rain was falling. As they came around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross at an intersection.

"Come on, girl," said Tanzan, and lifting her into his arms, he carried her over the mud.

Afterwards, Ekido did not speak until they reached a lodging temple later that night. Then he could no longer restrain himself.

"We monks don't go near females," he told Tanzan, "especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you carry her?"

"I left the girl there," Tanzan replied. "Are you still carrying her?" '

I found this koan to be a useful way to frame the idea of Spring Cleaning, because Spring Cleaning is not only about scrubbing, dusting, and cleaning out the dark corners of our living and workspaces, but it's also a time to ask, What are we still carrying? Or, to put it another way...
What Are You Holding Onto - physically and mentally?

In an effort to support Spring Cleaning activities, the April 8th MONTHLY MONDAY Workshop
will focus on cleaning out a choice selection of the stuff we're holding onto and seeing if they're still useful or if their "expiration dates" have long since passed.

I welcome you to join us.
As always, I look forward to supporting your creative life practice.

Gia Forakis
Founder & Master Teacher & Coach
Creative Life Practice (CLP)™
A Path for Creating Personal & Collective Change

Monthly Monday Workshops are offered for
Pay-What-You-Can-Afford contributions.
Registration is required
by Friday APRIL,5 @ 5pm
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All workshops are led by OTOA CLP Founder, Master Teacher & Life Coach Gia Forakis.
OTOA Creative Life Practice (CLP)™ the practice of creating our lives using the creative process. Workshops are offered on Zoom and designed as 90-minute interactive environments for the study and practice of OTOA CLP through group exercises, dialogue, pre-workshop creative assignments, and guided group visualizations.


"Gia is an intuitive, insightful, and generous coach and teacher,
and authentic creative spirit." -S. Shayne.

"It was as though Gia opened wide a set of big beautiful French windows for me to walk through!" --Nina Ostrovsky, Writer, Photographer, Workshop Leader, Duvall, WA

"Working with Gia has truly been a gift. It has helped me to find a new perspective on a situation that was holding me back in all areas of my life. My new found freedom creates gratitude in my daily practice." --Stephanie Friedland, Brand Manager & Producer, Brooklyn, NY

Working with Gia has been an exceptional experience. Gia firmly yet compassionately guided me on a journey of self-discovery, where I peeled back the layers of uncertainty and self-doubt. What I found was my authentic self and then the path became more clear. --Barbara Lang, a service-minded professional, Brooklyn, NY


About this Lister

My name is Gia Forakis, and I am the founder and master teacher of the One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™ technique and the founder, teacher, and life coach of Creative Life Practice (CLP)™ .

I live in Brooklyn, was born in Manhattan, and grew up in Vermont (for which I am very grateful to my parents).

We each have a different gift bring to the proverbial table, and mine were fostered in a hands-on sense of community, generosity, and creativity. These core principles inform my work, my sense of purpose, and an ethos of being of service.

I have taught and practiced OTOA and Creative Life Practice Workshops & Life Coaching to clients across the country, and across the globe.

Guiding clients to the practice of creating their lives, and using the tools of the creative process, is essentially about supporting and encouraging us to turn on "the lights" of our authentic true nature. And that light not only helps us see and recognize tour potential, but it shines a light for others to do the same.

Background and Expertise

I bring 18 years of experience to the practice of OTOA™ CLP,™ and offer guidance for re-envisioning, re-imagining, and re-creating change in the professional, personal, and creative lives of my clients --cohesively, comprehensively, and compassionately.

I hold a BFA from New York University and an MFA from Yale University--where I founded and developed the OTOA technique: Re-Envisioning the Creative Process One Thought & One Action at a Time

I have taught OTOA & CLP across the country and around the globe, and regularly lead OTOA CLP workshops on Zoom once a month.

My approach is holistic, and guides clients in putting themselves into the center of their lives--rather than living in the margins.

My technique is based in the well respected principles of OTOA and the tools of Creative Life Practice (CLP)™.

I look forward to supporting your creative life practice.


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