A treasure waits inside you, seeking to be expressed. Whatever form it wants to take, I can help you give it birth. That's what I call "Creative Midwifery."
IF THE URGE TO BRING SOMETHING INTO FORM IS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART. . .
you know it won't let you go until you take a step towards bringing it forth.
Because it has something wonderful to give you — and to the world, whether on a small and satisfying scale or a large and transformative one (or both).
But what is it? And how to do it?
The "what" can be pretty much anything:
A budding (or pre-budding) idea for a business
A clarification of something you've been thinking about — perhaps a social-change project, an invention, an innovation in some field
The "how" is what I call Creative Midwifery.
As a Creative Midwife, I help you listen to, give voice to, and nurture into tangible form what wants to be born. Something you might possibly be able to do on your own but perhaps not as easily or powerfully. How easily a dream can be deferred.
With attentive care and deep respect for you and what is growing inside you, I help draw forth the unique expression seeking to emerge through you, so you can contribute to yourself (and the world) what's yours to contribute, and feel fulfilled and whole.
I have midwifed people's expressions related to business, art forms, and positive social change. The content depends on what matters to you. Our conversation, and my listening, will bring it forth.
If you're ready to begin that conversation:
"Naomi Rose is a rare gem. She is intuitive, insightful, and genuinely caring. I was working on a presentation that was very important to me, and was having trouble organizing my thoughts. With Naomi's guidance I was able to get unstuck, clarify my vision, and gain the confidence I needed to move forward. I'm grateful for her help and highly recommend her."
— Alison Gill, developer of a social-benefit program to help house the homeless
"I was a hidden treasure and I longed to be known."
— Attributed to the Divine
Let yourself reflect on what you might want to birth (men included!). Maybe some idea has knocked at your door but you haven't fully opened it.
What if you did? What exciting possibility is just waiting for you to say "Yes" to it — even if you don't yet fully know what it would look like, how you would do it, what it would entail, or what the scope of rewards would be? What doors can open for you once you say (even with all these unknowns) "Yes"?
You are a unique creative being. Let's open the door together and see what wants to be born — then help it come gloriously into the world.
Sessions take place in person in Oakland, California, USA — or by phone and Skype. Fee is $65-$95/hour, depending on complexity.
"WHEN I MET MY MUSE," by William Stafford
I glanced at her and took my glasses
off — they were still singing. They buzzed
like a locust on the coffee table and then
ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the
sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and
knew that nails up there took a new grip
on whatever they touched. "I am your own way
of looking at things," she said. "When you allow me to live with you, every
glance at the world around you will be
a sort of salvation." And I took her hand.
Location: Oakland, California, USA / Phone: (510) 465-3935 Pacific Time / Email: email@example.com / Consultations: in-person, by phone, or by Skype
“You kept me coming back to what’s most meaningful about what I’m trying to do and have done. You ask deep questions. You’re with me in that depth and heart and spirit, because that’s right where you are. You stuck with it. You listened. You obviously care. I think you are a midwife and therapist.
“This opened, aligned, and expanded my thinking about who I am and how I express myself with my art.”
—Lisa Carey, Fiber Artist and environmental educator, Quilted Journey Arts
"You are indeed the creative midwife, Naomi, and you have a unique way of always inspiring those with whom you come into contact — every time!
“Writing is a lonely venture, with few mentors willing to urge you on. I am immensely grateful for the time that you've so generously gifted me with, and I'll cherish that forever."
— Olga Lopes, writer
What people who have experienced my “midwifery” have to say:
"Naomi Rose is a true gift to anyone wishing to bring a creative idea or project into form.
"A developmental work session with Naomi becomes more than the sum of its parts. Our collaborations inspire me to remain in alignment with not only myself but also my purpose -- and to meet my goals. She has the innate ability to coax out, in the most gentle and supportive way, that which wants to grow. She assists in unearthing buried creative seeds and nurtures growth so that a living, thriving form emerges -- a tangible idea, a new business direction, a workable book outline, a written piece, or a new creative work. Whether our session's focus is on developing my writing or growing my business, Naomi's non-linear approach to creating births tangible outcomes. With Naomi as my 'creative developer,' I feel well cared-for and well heard -- and inspired to bring my many gifts and products into the world."
— Dana Watt, personal chef and food writer, The Golden Beet
"What Naomi does superbly is to evoke the creative and articulate in each person who works with her —
to such a degree that each one is surprised at his/her own talent for expression."
— Gay Luce, spiritual teacher, co-founder (with Dr. Jean Houston) of the Nine Gates Mystery School
"Naomi sat me down and nurtured out of me ideas I didn't even know I had in me.
“Her technique was very simple and extremely effective. Like a counselor, she asked probing questions, which elicited deep responses from me, and these she wrote down verbatim, touch-typing on her laptop with the lid down, and not breaking her stride listening to me empathetically and wholeheartedly.
"What I admire most about Naomi's approach was being able to deal with the unpredictability and uncertain nature of what was to be discussed. I came to her as an open book and she read it, guiding rather than driving the direction of the conversation. It was a very rejuvenating experience to be heard in that way. She understood, as did I for the first time, that my personal conclusion was the thing worth sharing. She was able to show me what was in me, but that to which I'd never give words or any expression whatsoever. Her passion is to help people bring forth their inner treasures in some form. Her fascination is with the entire creative process. Naomi Rose is a true artist in every sense of the word; a consummate professional, a skilled writer and editor, and a birther of creativity in those whose lives she touches."
— Zoe Larkin, photographer and writer