Creative interventions with a labyrinth

Alex Irving


Whilst researching tools and techniques to enhance creative competencies, I was introduced to a polished stone labyrinth installed on a beach at a creativity conference in Italy in 2008.  For the next five days I walked the labyrinth and spoke with labyrinth experts from around the world including Jan Sellers, a National Teaching Fellow from University of Kent.  Since then I’ve worked with the labyrinth to foster reflection and creativity with commercial clients and explored its infinite applications for a civic university by installing them in public festivals.  This article traces the background of the labyrinth and its potential to impact on the creativity and wellbeing of students and staff.


labyrinth; wellbeing; creativity; mindfulness; spirituality

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