Practicing the art of self-care to rekindle creativity

It wasn't until I began truly practicing the art of self-care that my creativity seemed to "return" to me. It makes sense: when we feel our best, we do our best work in the world.

We can be eating our greens and moving our body, yet no matter how ‘healthy’ we are or how many ‘life goals’ we kick, it can still feel as if like something’s missing; like there’s a whole side of ourself we’re not exploring.

You can only ignore your self-care practice and creative expression for so long.

I know this for a fact and from experience! No matter how shiny our intentions, if we’re not really looking after ourselves, we’ll never be able to unlock our full creative potential. And let’s be clear: we’re not just talking about green smoothies and fitness here; we’re talking about mental, emotional and spiritual wellness too.

That’s what Wild, Well & Creative is all about; this is an online course and community that provides a safe framework for you to practice self-care and explore your creative desires.

This course will guide you to use self-care to explore your own unique creative expression, by embedding practical and do-able mindset shifts, habits, boundaries, routines and rituals into your daily life.

"This course completely changed my daily routine, which has helped me to be more productive by filling my tank first. It got me putting pencil and paint to paper and canvas, and throwing out the old belief that I’m not creative. It also taught me the importance of connecting into my feminine energy and embracing my sexual expression without being ashamed or afraid."

TARA

HERE'S HOW THE COURSE WORKS:

  • Wild, Well & Creative is five weeks in length, and the content is delivered via email. You'll receive two emails a week, with audio lessons (including transcripts), video tutorials and your printable workbook to accompany the theme of each week.
  • You can begin the course anytime you like. When you enrol, you'll receive an email with pre-course information, and the first week of lessons will begin one week following your enrolment date — this gives you plenty of time to get prepared!
  • You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook group, where you can ask questions, seek feedback, bounce ideas around and make meaningful connections with other likeminded souls.

This five-week online course includes:

Weekly audio lessons on self-care to inspire your practice

A workbook of exercises & prompts for you to dig deep 

Weekly crafty tutorials to get messy, play & have fun!

WEEK ONE: LEANING IN

We’ll begin by venturing inwards and leaning in to the idea that our self-care practice enhances our self-expression — but what does this unique relationship look like to YOU? What does it truly mean to take care of ourselves? I’ll share some of my favourite ways to source inspiration and ideas. We’ll start working on our scrapbooks, create a mood-board and play with a mindful movement meditation.

WEEK TWO: MAKING SPACE & FINDING FLOW

Creativity isn’t a static state – it’s an endless cycle of ebb and flow — as is our own energy! This week you’ll learn the power of intentionally aligning your life with your inner cycles and the seasons around us, and why setting boundaries, creating space and saying no is essential for your creative wellbeing – and how to (finally!) learn how to do it. This week’s tutorials focus on seeking inspiration in nature, painting and colour theory.

WEEK THREE: MAKE OR BREAK WEEK

Rest is an integral, yet often over-looked element of self-care. Our nervous systems are singing out (or screaming…) for some deep replenishment. This week we’ll be exploring and implementing a restful approach to your life. We’ll be having fun, being silly and connecting with your playful nature.

WEEK FOUR: CREATIVE CONFIDENCE & EXPRESSION

Change is always accompanied by a little discomfort, so this week we’ll focus on cultivating our creative confidence and expression. I’ll give you real insight into my own personal struggles with self doubt and ways in which I overcome it — regularly! We’ll make peace with our inner critics, befriend our inner artists and examine the role that resistance and fear play in our life. We’ll then dance it all out and try our hand at some creative writing. This is a big week!

WEEK FIVE: SEX, MONEY & WOMAN POWER

In our final week, I’m taking you deep into the good stuff: we’ll be peeling back the curtain on why making your best art and taking the best care of YOU is intrinsically linked to how abundant you feel and how connected you are to your sexuality and balance of masculine and feminine energies. We’ll be collaging, making patterns and seeing how it feels to use our body as the paintbrush… Plus a final chat on moving forward and celebrating the pants off you!

ENROL NOW

Course start date: You'll receive pre-course information as soon as you enrol, and the first week of lessons in one week's time.

Course duration: 5 weeks

Course payment: £55 (approx. $93 AUD / $72 USD - here’s a currency converter)

"This course gently guided me back to myself, and gave me permission to carve out space for ME. The happiness I felt as my paint brush hit the page for the first time in years was truly priceless."

SALLY CAMERON

ABOUT CLAIRE

Claire Baker is an Australian women’s coach and writer based in London. Through her popular blog, eBooks, online courses and live workshops, Claire teaches self-care, creative rekindling, how to live life aligned with your menstrual cycle and being kind to yourself and the world. Claire believes in less stress and more flow (and dark chocolate) and knows that working with our natural rhythms is ‘the missing key’ when it comes to women’s wellness.

Since 2015, Claire has led hundreds of women through her online program Wild, Well & Creative. She’ll have you throwing out the scales, booking the flight, launching the blog – and falling back in love with your life.

FAQ'S

I’m really busy and don’t have a lot of time for self-care or creative things. Will this work for me?

If this question is your heart’s first response, my answer is YES. The feedback I hear from women who have taken this course previously is that Wild, Well & Creative helped them to feel more spacious, ‘taken care of’ and productive. I’m all for less is more. We’ll be looking at the best ways to create more space in your life and how to set beautiful boundaries for yourself. I’ve made this course as accessible and easy to fit into a busy schedule as possible: the content is available via audio (so you can listen on the go) or transcript. There’s no such thing as falling behind; you’re free to download the content and work your way through it in your own time.

How many hours per week will I need to take this course?

You’ll need approx. two hours each week to listen to the audios, complete the exercises, play with the art tutorials and try the weekly adventures. Maybe a little more, maybe a little less. But you’ll find that the content you’re learning isn’t something that can be shut off from the rest of your life. My hope for –– in fact, the entire point of this course –– is that you start embedding the habits and rituals of self-care and self-expression into your daily existence.

What software / technology do I need to access the course content?

You’ll need an email address, a device to listen to the audio content (either on your computer or the files can be transferred to your smartphone) and preferably access to a printer to print off the workbook. I’ll also send out a materials list with ideas for a scrapbook, art materials and fun things to create and get messy with –– I’ll be encouraging you to spend as much time off technology as you can!

I want to be more creative, but I’m not actually good at anything… Is this course still right for me?

YES! Everybody is creative! Though I’ll be guiding you through specific creative exercises (including drawing, dancing and writing), these are purely for the bliss of exploration. All the benefits are actually in the experimenting and playing and not in the final result. So it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a particular passion yet, or if you don’t think you’re particularly good at creative stuff. Basically, if you’re willing to let your hair down, embrace a beginner’s mindset, get a bit messy, and dive in heart-first, you’re going to get so much out of this course… even if you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since primary school.

I’m quite shy/scared… Is this course right for me?

I totally understand that feeling and believe me, it’s completely normal. I’ve made sure we have extensive time devoted to exploring the fears and resistance that arise when we try to do our best work and take care of ourselves. This course and our private Facebook community is the perfect place to pull back the curtain and bare your soul in a safe environment. But on the flipside, you’re also welcome to keep all your work private – there’s no obligation to show anyone what you’ve created.

Do you offer a refund if it’s not right for me?

As the course is delivered digitally, and I am unable to "receive" the content back from you, I am unable to give refunds. I trust that you will use your intuition and purchase mindfully. Feeling undecided? As I teach in this course: if it's not a HEARTFELT YES, then it's a no.

What results can I expect from this course?

You know the whole ‘teaching a man to fish’ thing? That’s what this course is. It’s not about walking you through the process of creating one masterpiece during our time together (that would be like handing you a mullet). This is about equipping you with the habits, routines, rituals, mindset and skills that will enable you to take the very best care of yourself, so you’re able to go forth and express who you are in the world.

I see you're charging in pounds. I use a different currency, how does this work?

I use PayPal to collect payment, so you can use any currency and it's converted automatically. Hurrah!

What do I need to access the course content?

You'll an email address and a computer or smartphone to listen to the audio lessons. A printer to print the workbook is suggested, but not essential.

ENROL NOW

Course start date: You'll receive pre-course information as soon as you enrol, and the first week of lessons in one week's time.

Course duration: 5 weeks

Course payment: £55 (approx. $93 AUD / $72 USD - here’s a currency converter)

LOVELY WORDS

"As soon as I heard about Wild, Well & Creative, I felt called to dive in. And I’m so glad I did! I’m lucky enough to get to flex my creative muscles every day in my business, but I’d well and truly lost touch with my love for visual art. I was tired, distracted, stressed, and at serious risk of burning out. WWC gently guided me back to myself, and gave me permission to carve out space for ME. Before I knew it, I was prioritising self-care and self-expression, and I felt like a million bucks because of it! The happiness I felt as my paint brush hit the page for the first time in years was truly priceless. Thank you Claire and WWC for reawakening my creative spirit – not for money or validation, but purely for the simple joy of creating. After all, that’s what life is all about." - SALLY CAMERON

"This course completely changed my daily routine which has helped me to be more productive by filling my tank first. It got me putting pencil and paint to paper and canvas and throwing out the old belief that I’m not creative. It also taught me the importance of connecting into my feminine energy and embracing my sexual expression without being ashamed or afraid. It helped me in my career also as I am in a very masculine role. WWC also assisted with my primary relationship, and understanding and working in partnership with men. The skills I have learnt during WWC have also helped me with coaching my clients and spreading the message to other women, which is changing so many relationships around me!" - TARA GREEN

"Wild, Well & Creative truly tapped into something magical. Claire’s knowledge and wisdom that she imparted on this journey went above and beyond my own expectations. Her openness and willingness to serve was incredible and her ability to create a safe space for every woman to come out of her shell and speak about things or look at things they might not have for years. Just reading those modules each week was considered such a beautiful time of self-care for myself as her words would wash over me. I loved getting to be apart of WWC and the chance to tap into my own creativity – and trust me for me that meant being a more mindful and present person in my day to day life." - MADDISON VERNON

"This is the best course I have EVER done! Wild, Well & Creative gave me permission to be myself and to fully unlock my creative ability in a fun, safe environment. Claire re-ignited that ‘spark’ in me that I’d lost for a little while. I now dedicate time for self-care and I always create from the heart. I can’t wait to do the course time and time again." - ASHLEIGH KEANE

"Claire and the supportive community of creative souls – thank you, thank you, thank you!lauren Since completing Wild, Well & Creative I’ve been able to define what creativity means to me and really embrace it, in so many of the forms it comes in –– cooking, in business content, even simply making an oil blend or a gift for a friend. Creativity doesn’t mean drawing and painting for me and that is 100% ok. If you’re in a similar boat and also let your serious side push your creative ideas aside, I can honestly say this course will help you flick the switch on that and have you creating freely in no time!" - LAUREN HANNAH

"Claire Baker is RADIANCE, personified. Whether it’s instigating radical transformation via her workshops, or creating ripples with her words online, Claire is very clearly on a mission to empower women to honour their bodies, delight in their femininity, shake up their creativity… and honestly, to grab life by the horns and run wildly with it. If you’re on the hunt for a generous, loving and authentic guide — someone who embodies precisely what she teaches — here you are. Immerse yourself in whatever Claire creates, stat. You won’t be disappointed." - RACHEL MACDONALD

"This course is absolutely magical and came at the exact right time for me. I was able to take a deeper look into what was holding me back from creatively expressing myself and truly honour my time, energy and self care. Every worksheet and audio training helped me to walk away with a much clearer perspective, a deeper understanding of myself and inspired me to approach life with a sense of peace and playfulness." - NATASHA SCIOTTO




— 3 x FLOW Menstrual Manifestation Worksheets to use every single month
— An eBook with all of the course lessons, prompts & resources for future reference
— Group hangs in the private FLOW Facebook group for chats and support from likeminded women
— Weekly live (and recorded) Q&A with me