Creative Jam Sessions

What are you working on? Creating? Building? Writing? Birthing?

Are you feeling a little stuck, or scattered or overwhelmed at the prospect of creating it? Sometimes it can feel like trying to put the entire ocean into a soup bowl.

A Creative Jam Session can help. 

The practice of the Jam Session has been around for a long time in the music world.

Jam Session happens when artists bring their instruments, their talent, their experience and their passion. And, when they join with others in the same space, they jam.

The Jam is the experiment and the process of co-creation. The freedom. The mash-up of talent and being present with whatever comes in. Some of the most successful jams come from the dissidence, the clash of sounds, the surprise that takes place when unexpected notes are played and joined together. It’s a co-creation with no attachment to result.

It’s play to form.

And, the magic happens when things start to take shape; melodies form, canvases are filled, and symphonies and manuscripts are written.

“It’s hard to write a song alone. It’s only by jamming that you can get a song together.” ~ Maurice Gibb

A Creative Jam Session uses the same concept. Mixing in a little curiosity, imagination, and freedom of play, the Jam is always surprising and not a little bit awe-inspiring!

And, as often happens, we discuss process and creative life and all that goes into it. It gets as deep as you want it to.

In a guided Creative Jam Session, you bring whatever it is you’re jamming in the moment:

  • book concept
  • outline
  • screenplay
  • short story
  • essay
  • song lyrics
  • proposal (book or business)
  • cover letter
  • presentation
  • website narrative
  • poem
  • title
  • speech
  • mission statement
  • workshop
  • blog post
  • flash fiction
  • joke
  • flight pattern 

Okay well, maybe not a flight pattern…

But you get the idea. You bring your project, your knowledge, your experience, your talent and your passion.

And, I bring my A-game, my crazy, mad love affair with words, my deep listening, my knowledge of content structure, my creative life experience and my all-things-brainstorming passion.

And. We. Jam.

For a half-day. For a whole day. For a weekend.

It’s pretty awesome.

You’ll leave with:

  • Clarity and vision for the next steps
  • A rough draft or outline (on a short-form piece)
  • A creative template or plan
  • A doable timeline with action items to keep you going

* Takeaways vary depending on the goals of the Jams

Included in the Jams are a bunch of inspiration-inducing modalities to get us tapping into and playing in the optimal creative zone: brainstorm flowing, clarity meditation and journaling, creation sprints and dynamic breathwork that puts in an optimal creative space, whatever your specific situation calls for.

It can get kinda spiritual, but that’s how I roll! Not woo-woo, but definitely mind and heart-opening.

“Cindy is the guidance and voice you need to support you in your writing and creative endeavors. She has this amazing amount of intuition plus the benefit of exceptional intelligence. We did a weekend Jam session. I was honored to have been able to work with her, have her enhance and transform my project and be in creative partnership with someone who really had my best interest at heart. You need Cindy on your team!”

~ AQ, Empowerment Coach

Schedule a free 20-minute discovery call BELOW to see if this is for you. 

AVAILABLE JAM SESSIONS – In-person and Virtual

Half-Day (4-hour) In-Person Jam Session:           $750

  • One 4-hr In-person Jam

Daylong In-Person Jam Session:                           $1400

  • 7 hours of jamming, rocking and rolling – includes lunch

Weekend In-Person Jam Session:         Contact me for pricing & location

  • Two 6-hour jam-packed days on a specific project. Includes lodging and lunch. 

Imagine an entire half-day, daylong or weekend focused just on you and your Jam!

Group Jam Sessions:     Contact me for pricing  

  • You bring the group I’ll bring the jam. Great for ongoing inspiration in a mastermind type setting. Each person gets time with their project. 90 minute session. 6 people max.

Creative Team Jams:                               Contact me for pricing

  • Jam-packed sessions on a specific project and development slate of projects and we dive in, break them down and find the jewels, get to the know the characters, discover the themes, whatever it is that will catapult you to the next step.

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“My half-day session was sublime and exceeded my expectations which were very high because I know Cindy and what she is capable of doing. Cindy created a structured, safe and inspiring space in which to Jam. She customized the day to help me get focused and energized through meditation, journaling, visualization and breathwork. The project I brought to the session was the launch of my new business venture of being a Presentation Coach. I have been noodling on this for well over a year on how best to merge my life-long acting adventure and my 25 years in Corporate America and Not-For-Profit into a successful business dedicated to helping others give powerhouse presentations whether it be on the phone or on stage. But, I remained firmly stuck in fear and doubt. Cindy was able to quickly identify what my hesitations were in not moving forward and guided me to find solutions and as Emily Dickinson would say, to “dwell in possibility.” She then helped me through a process she calls “power sprints” (short laser-focused journaling) to begin the process of honing my message and developing a plan of action. Through this process, a “working” business name musically appeared which through her follow-up and prompts, helped me to finalize and purchase the domain! Consequently, I will have accomplished more in 5 days than I have in a year! Whoop! If you have something you are noodling on that needs to find its wings or you need some powerhouse creative coaching on a specific project to help it soar, I recommend a half-day Creative Jam Session with Cindy!”

~ FM, Presentation Coach

“I was unbelievably inspired by my Jam session with Cindy. I was asked to write a chapter in a book. It was my first published piece and I was in a whirlwind of indecision. Cindy’s expertise & focused guidance created an outpouring of ideas that just flowed. I left my Jam session with an outline, the beginning of 3 written parts of my chapter & complete excitement for this project & future projects. Cindy’s ability to take a seed of an idea and turn it into fruit is phenomenal. She provided the riverbank to the river! I encourage anyone with a project that requires any written word to go Jam with Cindy. It’s a 5-star experience and it was truly beyond my expectations! Cindy is The Word Shaman AND the Idea Shaman.

~ EW, Transformation Guide

“Cindy Yantis is my go-to! Whether I need to brainstorm an idea or just talk out loud about a problem, Cindy’s empathy, listening skills, and problem-solving expertise get to the heart of the matter. Cindy doesn’t give you the answers, she walks hand-and-hand with you through the journey to find the answer for yourself and if there is no answer – that’s okay too! She always gives me good advice and challenges me to look at a problem from a different perspective. From term papers to ghostwriting – Cindy Yantis is the cure to whatever your challenge.”

~ KJC, Publishing
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“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. ~ Emily Dickinson