If being creative is what brings you the greatest joy
then you’re in the right place...
If that's you, then you’re probably the kind of person who
- Notices things that other people miss
- Makes connections that other people don’t
- Generates new ideas at the drop of a hat
- Is capable of reframing just about any idea or situation
And because you know from experience that these skills can help to make the world a better place, you like to share your talent.
(Creativity without generosity just doesn’t make sense to you.)
When your world is balanced, you do what you love and people love you for it.
But sometimes you lose your anchor and your creativity can actually turn against you:
- You get lost, disoriented, or distracted by all the possibilities you see
- Your creative leaps leave other people behind because they don’t see what you see
- You become impatient, and repel people who view you as a radical
Because you are passionate, you never give up. You keep creating and contributing - but when you fail to connect, your instinct to be generous can lead to resentment because it feels like you are giving so much and getting so little in return.
Sound familiar? If so, keep reading...
My name is Seth Dellinger. I’m a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and a life-long creative. The background that informs the work I do is unlike that of any other practitioner you will meet.
- As a member of the "kamikaze" musical community of Middletown, CT in the late 90s, I performed on stand up bass in the Ghost Trance Ensemble of National Jazz Master Anthony Braxton, co-led multiple collaborative experimental ensembles (including a community orchestra) and invented my own imaginary phonetic language.
- After two trips to Cuba, I spent nearly a decade as a member of a revolutionary socialist organization determined to build a movement to overthrow capitalism in the United States. During this time I taught myself Spanish while working in meat packing plants, building solidarity with workers on strike, marching for immigrant rights, and against police brutality and US military intervention abroad.
- Over the last two decades I have driven taxi cabs, studied speech language pathology, written a symphony for two orchestras, initiated a movement research collective, performed in the New York subway and onstage with improvisational dance troupes in addition to participating in 3 different Feldenkrais trainings.
Creativity runs in my blood, and I know both its highs - and lows - all too well.
These diverse experiences gave me a completely unique perspective on creativity and growth, but I won't lie: there was also an inevitable crash - I was unemployed, divorced, and disconnected from my circle of friends. I had become a "lost soul" with no idea what to do next.
The turning point for me came in 2012 when I discovered the Feldenkrais Method which I immediately recognized as the synthesis of creativity and discipline I had always been seeking. Along this path I discovered how I could make a meaningful contribution and create new social connections - not to mention meeting the love of the life!
Since then, I've made it my mission to help uncompromising creatives maximize their gifts without getting lost in the weeds.
If you are still reading, then I’m guessing you know what it feels like to be lonely and misunderstood, and to wonder if all your hard work will ever pay off.
Here's what I can tell you without a doubt:
Your creativity is your greatest superpower. It's power lives inside your body and if you learn to communicate with it, there is no limit to what you can accomplish.
But you will never make the vital contribution that is your reason for being if you don’t learn how to harness your gift. Because undirected creativity without connection is like a wild animal that destroys your house.
Creativity needs community. We can’t do this alone.
If you want to rediscover your deepest potential and reconnect your insides with the outside world, we should talk.
Click here to book a free 30 minute call so that we can make a plan together to put your creativity back to work for you again.