Get the Accountability + support you need to help your creative practice FLOURISH

our follow-through sessions will ALLOW YOU TO focus on what’s really going on in your practice

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For six months, eight writers and artists of all kinds gather around the GOOD table for a facilitated check-in and discussion about creative practice. These once-monthly, three-hour Saturday sessions run from January 26th to June 29th and are designed to help you build community while staying engaged and accountable to your work in a rewarding way.

The sessions are ideal for folks who crave an opportunity to talk about their work with others who ‘get it’, and are also open to sharing their ideas, perspectives, and experiences (even if that prospect seems scary at first).

Each participant will be given a custom-made journal/workbook (to be picked up before the start of the program) featuring six fixed questions to answer in advance of each session. The questions are designed to help you keep track of your successes and insights, notice things about your process, share resources and recommendations, identify a core issue you’re confronting in your practice, and set new goals that build on each other from session to session. Answers will be shared with the group. Time will also be allotted during to allow you to bring your core issue—whether it concerns mindset, productivity, project

specifics, ways to share your work, or anything else to do with your practice—to the group for their feedback and suggestions. This sort of shared, group-thinking can be both illuminating and affirming.

Past participants have said that hearing other people’s stories makes them realize they’re not alone; that the sessions are both serious and fun; that they learn to re-frame things and improve their mindset; and they achieve things they might not otherwise have achieved because their intentions have become sharper and they have benefited from the support and accountability the group provides.

This offering—like all of GOOD’s offerings—takes place in a non-competitive, non-hierarchical setting, and thrives on a spirit of generosity.


BENEFITS

During the program, you’ll:

  • be operating within a supportive structure that will give you accountability and motivation;

  • keep track of and pause to acknowledge your achievements and successes (which is something we don’t do enough of);

  • regularly glean new insights and lessons by paying attention to what works and doesn’t work for you and your practice;

  • get resources and recommendations that are of interest to your practice and to you as a creator;

  • get feedback and suggestions on core issues you’re confronting in your practice that’ll help you move forward (and on the flip side, do the same for others, which will help your own thinking);

  • learn to re-frame dysfunctional beliefs, identify the right problems, and improve your mindset;

  • continuously set new goals and get the encouragement you need to walk your talk;

  • get to be part of a community of like-minded folks who “get it” and make new connections;

  • go further, faster—because we’re better together.

You’ll also get:

  • a custom-printed journal/workbook;

  • tea and a delicious baked good each session;

  • gold stars (for real) when you’ve earned ‘em (we let you decide when that is);

  • to enjoy being in the GOOD studio, which folks say is a lovely, cozy, and extremely nurturing place to be;

  • access to a private Facebook group in which you can connect with your cohort between sessions to share, ask questions, and support each other;

  • email support, when needed, between sessions from the facilitator (that’s me, Jill).


DETAILS

Here are some of the other details you need to know:

Schedule

We’ll meet from 10am to 1pm (door at 9:45am), every last Saturday of the month:

  • January 26

  • February 23

  • March 30

  • April 27

  • May 25

  • June 29

Homework

In advance of each Follow-through Session you’ll need to spend a minimum of 15 minutes filling out your journal/workbook in a thoughtful manner in order to be prepared. For the duration of the program, participants are also encouraged to commit to at least 15 minutes a day of creative practice, most days of the week. Participants will also set self-defined goals to be met between sessions.

 

Materials

In addition to your journal/workbook, notepads and pens will be provided (though you may wish to bring your own). Unless you have a special need, laptops are discouraged.

 

INVESTMENT

The total cost is $315 + membership (which starts at $10). 

Deposit/Payment

Once you've been accepted in the program, a 50% deposit + your membership (if you're not already a member) is required within 48 hours to hold your spot. The remaining payment will be due by the time the program commences.

Alternately, you may make arrangements to pay in two installments of $157.50. Email money transfers are preferred but PayPal payments via debit or credit are also accepted.

Financial Assistance

If finances are a barrier for you, please still apply and indicate on your application form that you would need financial assistance. The amount of financial assistance available fluctuates (thanks in part to our Patron Members), but we do what we can to accommodate folks on tighter budgets.

Refund + Cancellation Policies

Students may receive a full refund up to five days in advance of the commencement of the program. No refund will be provided after that date, unless the program is cancelled. 

If, five days in advance of the commencement of the program, the number of registered participants is six or fewer the program may be cancelled, in which case participants would be notified and refunded immediately.   


APPLY

Applications are being accepted now.
 

Participants will be accepted through an application process that will go like this: 

  1. Click the button below and you’ll be taken to an application form hosted by Typeform that will take 10 or so minutes to complete.

  2. You'll then be contacted for a brief telephone interview to ensure that the program is a good fit for you.

  3. You'll be notified as to whether or not you've been accepted into the program within a couple of days following the phone interview. (In other words, it’s still on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Note: If you’ve done our CREATIVE WORK program you still need to apply, but there’ll be no phone interview and you’ll automatically be accepted into the program.

The final application deadline, if the program has not yet filled, will be Friday, January 18th at midnight.  Again, there are eight spots available in total.

Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch