“Part consultant, part motivational speaker,
part therapist and part rent-a-friend, coaches work with
managers, entrepreneurs, and just plain folks, helping
them define and achieve their goals -- career, personal
or, most often, both." -- Newsweek
M.A., has helped hundreds of artists, seekers and travelers
in probing their creative temperament. She has witnessed
many remarkable transformations in her clients' lives
and work. A noted photographer and Master's-level counselor,
Diane has conducted a private practice for a variety of
clients since 1983 (and in Rome since 1995). She
offers coaching sessions in person and by telephone from
anywhere in the world, and facilitates workshops and retreats
in Rome and the Italian countryside, as well as the USA
and other parts of Europe.
Open your mind and make long-lasting shifts in personal,
career, and creative expression
solutions using talent you already have, connecting
inner purpose and passion to outer goals and tasks
Deal with life challenges as opportunities and allow
the natural process to give you insight into your life
your imagination to your advantage, learn to express
true desires in a positive way, set priorities and focus
on what's important
“outside the box”, take yourself away from
your normal, (often hectic), habitualized environment
creative energy and feel more love and joy in your life
about more freedom and choice, allowing room for greater
confidence, learn to take more risks, choose courage
and action over fear, habit and safety
goals, take more decisive action, make better decisions
and more fully use your natural strengths
go of control and find a greater sense of peace and
the Spirit of Your Creative Self
Make your life a work of art on this journey of discovery.
This inspiring workshop calls upon introspection, collaboration,
discussion and guided exercises to awaken the visionary
within. Facilitated by acclaimephotographer and therapist,
Diane Epstein, it seeks to open the mind's eye, coax long-held
dreams to life and banish self-sabotaging habits. This
gathering promises to call forth the playful, insightful
and daring elements of the Creative Self, not for a weekend,
but for a lifetime.
In the heart of ancient Rome, in a 1700's palazzo hidden
behind the Forum, in the neighborhood of Monti, we'll
bring our drawing pads, cameras, journals - and our venturing
artistry - as we visit the Palatino and other areas of
the centro storico. Immersed in Rome's hidden alleyways,
ancient ruins, marketplaces, and piazzas, we'll encounter
the Muse in the exotic as well as the commonplace. Each
day we'll explore distinctive tools of nurturing creativity
- from visualization and spontaneous drawing and writing
to photography and artistic expression. Participants will
investigate the mystery of 'multi-dimensional art', the
spontaneity of collage, the natural ingenuity of storytelling
- and, most notably, the joys of the culinary arts.
Don't miss this unforgettable lesson in the art of transcendent
in the Italian Countryside
about all the amazing breakthroughs that can happen when
you dedicate a few days or a week to exploring your creative
potential, communicating more clearly and learning how
to realize your dreams in a beautiful, tranquil setting.
We will do various experiential exercises, enjoying the
company and inspiration of other like-minded individuals,
eating healthy foods and getting out into the fresh air,
designing our "dream" life as we live together in an "ideal"
setting for a weekend or a week.
us to find out more about a customized workshop, seminar
or retreat you would like to set up with your private
group or company.
Ask about organizing a workshop
for your private group in Italy or the USA.
Diane Epstein offers assistance
for people with personal, family, work and health/self
esteem related issues and challenges, and those wanting
to attain more satisfaction in their personal, creative
and professional lives. Diane founded The California
Institute for Healthy Living in 1979, developing stress
management programs for organizations and businesses,
and has conducted workshops, seminars and retreats around
the world. Diane has been profiled in national and international
magazines and has appeared on several TV programs, including
the Oprah Winfrey Show.