OH HEY.. I'M BONNY
My journey so far as a soul-centred coach has been about integrating my thirst for deep psycho-spiritual enquiry with my passion for creative expression.
I’ve always asked big questions about the nature of humanity - Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going?And been fascinated by the way we create things in answer to these questions - from religious texts and temples, to scientific certainties, cities and magazines, to fashions and fairgrounds; novels and nightclubs...
Art was my first love and continues to be a major driving force in my life. I studied History of Art at Goldsmiths where the emphasis was on the philosophy of Art and what it really means to be creative
- ie. somebody who thinks for themselves / ‘outside the box’ (the box being inherited ideology of the mainstream culture).
I learned that there is a relationship between creativity and authenticity, and that’s why creative practise can be a great tool for connecting us to that part of ourselves that is untouched by cultural conditioning... what some might call the soul. My life is an ongoing enquiry into this tender, wild, luminescent place inside each of us.
After many years of reading and writing about Art, I had a strong desire to create. I didn’t want to sit back and ponder other people’s creativity, I wanted to develop my own, and understand myself in the process…
I taught myself to sew and started making costumes for festivals, this led to the creation of an immersive fancy dress photo booth (Spanglebooth) and then the development of a festival fashion label (Spanglewear). One thing led to another and I ended up doing costume design and art direction for theatrical events, which grew from small supper clubs to big immersive shows, and then evolved into my work as an event producer and cultural curator. (More on these adventures here.)
Throughout my twenties, I felt like I was leading a double life. There was the part of me that was deeply immersed in meditation and psycho-spiritual psychology, and the part of me that was going to festivals and creating elaborate spectacles. I longed to marry the depth of my self-enquiry with the exuberance of my creative exploration.
Long story short, my training in psychosynthesis enabled me to do this… Through my own psychological enquiry, I’ve been able to see the internal dynamics that cause me to censor and oppress parts of myself, and work on loosening the grip of the mindsets and behaviour patterns that limit me. The result is that I’m able to hold and successfully manage an expansive and multifaceted sense of self through which my many, varied appetites can be met.
I used to think it wasn’t possible to have it all in this way… That I needed to choose between my creativity and my intellect; following my dreams or creating abundance; being authentic or being successful. Now I realise how bogus and fear-based these patterns of thought are…
My coaching practise is a vehicle through which I can engage in ongoing deep enquiry and creative expression, and help others do the same. I am grateful everyday that I have managed to create a life that is so juicy and rich with meaning. It gives me so much joy to help others connect to and express their essence and cultivate lives full of beauty and satisfaction.
If you’re reading this and you don’t feel like your life is an expression of your unique genius, get in touch! It’s time to let go of any inherited beliefs that lead you to numb your sensitivity, flatten your natural expression or compromise your dreams…
THIS LIFE IS AN INVITATION FOR YOU TO EXPLORE AND EXPRESS YOURSELF..
CONNECT DEEPER, SHINE BRIGHTER, PLAY HARDER
“Bonny reminded me of the necessity to let my desire be my north star. I now have a renewed sense of vitality, curiosity, and creativity. I was so ground down from day-to-day monotony, that I lost sight of the spice of life… Our sessions brought about a shift in my perception that I can only describe as volcanic. The thick, protective layer of muck I had unconsciously constructed to stifle my own desires began to crack and anger, lust, playfulness, creativity and passion erupted from deep within me… I'm now on the other side with a new light inside me and a clear vision towards the future.”
BA History of Art & Visual Cultures Goldsmiths
MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries Central St Martins
PG Dip Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching
MA Psychosynthesis Psychology (in progress)
12 Years practise Vedic meditation and study of Vedic philosophy
Shamanic Practitioner Training The Sacred Trust
EDUCATION, TRAINING &
I believe that each of us is seeded with light and that our greatest task is to discover the gifts of our light nature and share them with the world.
Ultimately, I feel that I am here to celebrate life and to beckon others into a deeper encounter with themselves and the mysteries of existence.
I do this through creating containers that facilitate connection with what is most deep and abiding in ourselves - our essence...
CLARITY ON YOUR UNIQUE ESSENCE and the gifts you have to bring to the world is the the cornerstone in the cultivation of a joyful, meaningful life.
CREATIVITY, PLAYFULNESS & HUMOUR help to untangle us from the rigid and controlling parts of ourselves that keep us stuck in patterns of defence.
DISARMING YOURSELF IS DELICATE WORK that will require you to get intimate with your emotions.
GIVING VOICE & FORM to your emotional depths and mental tensions is what will enable you to work through your shadows and blocks.
EXPRESSION IS A POWERFUL TRANSFORMATIONAL TOOL, which is why creativity is such a strong ally in our evolution.
''Since working with Bonny I've been able to connect more deeply with myself and tap into my intuition... To question my motivations and understand what is driving my actions and if they are truly in alignment with my higher self. I feel more strongly connected to my power centre, with more tools with which to create from. I have reassessed what is important to me, and given myself permission to relax and go with the flow more; to trust in the process of myself evolving... ''
LIFE IS PLAY
Life is play.
Don’t be a pawn in
someone else’s game.
Awaken your capacity
to create your own reality.
Define the rules of your engagement,
Don’t get lost in soul estrangementment,
Remember what you’re here to do
For no-one else can be like you
So find your treasure.
Seek it out...
Go hunting for those sparkles
that help you know what you’re about.
The things that make you tingle,
That lend a twinkle to your eye,
The flame of your passion
And the answer to your why..
This hunt is what we’re here for,
It is the sacred play
To discover what’s inside you
And give it all away
To learn from your encounters,
To know that you’re alive,
To wander into darkness
And become a source of light
So fan the flame inside you
Feel yourself burn bright
Be a beacon for your brothers
Who are lost in endless night
And when the darkness is upon you
Stand up in strength and fight
For you were born for greatness
And victory is your birthright
The work we have done together has been life changing. Bonny’s playful and enlightening techniques of dealing with the different layers of my personality meant that even the dark, ugly traits became more approachable and I was able to understand and honour them. I now feel as though now I can deal with life and the many curve balls that it likes to throws with a calm, clear grounded sensibility.