Creative interventions with a labyrinth

  • Alex Irving LJMU
Keywords: labyrinth, wellbeing, creativity, mindfulness, spirituality


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.