I will help you discover your Gothic Self and take you to the next level by working on these 3 areas
Find solutions to your daily problems by looking into Gothic texts, films or TV series. Adapt the six Critical Thinking questions to your needs. Learn how to:
1) Develop self-awareness of your mental blocks.
2) Give voice to your mental blocks, so they are real and you can work on them.
3) Find solutions by creating new mental pathways. Use your brain's plasticity.
4) Make time to take action by creating a timetable that works for you.
5) Execute your plan successfully, replicate it and modify it as you go along.
The Power of Words
Learn all about the power of words in Gothic texts, and how they can change the perception of your oral and written messages.
Learn how to avoid being misunderstood by:
1) Changing your mindset.
2) Exposing yourself regularly to texts of your interest, programmes and podcasts.
3) Participating in small groups with similar interests.
4) Attending worldwide seminars, courses and online events.
5) Learning all the tools of verbal and non-verbal communication.
Believe in yourself, discover how your identity is your strength and find new brain paths that will open doors. Learn how to:
1) Use Gothic texts to find solutions to overcome your fears. Gothic is not only found in fiction texts. Gothic elements are everywhere.
2) Deal with all the daily grey areas in your life. Learn how to explain effectively your fears to others.
3) See cultural differences as strengths and not as weaknesses through examples in modern and classic texts.
4) Develop your own voice by learning how to analyse texts, dialogues and their meanings.
Drink from your Critical Mind,
Eat your Fears
When Alice went down the rabbit hole, chasing a highly stressed out rabbit, she ended up in a room with many doors trying to get a key that would only fit the smallest one. That little door opened up to a “small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole”.
From where she was standing she could see a beautiful and inviting garden where she wanted to be. In order to achieve her goal she looked around and saw this bottle that said “Drink Me”, and so she did. She shrank to the size of the door but then noticed she had left the key on the table and of course, that was now too high.
Under this glass table she saw a box that said “Eat Me” and so she did, growing again, but this time, she was too tall. This allowed her to get her desired key, but being far too big again, brought her back to the initial problem: not being able to enjoy the garden on the other side.
Like Alice you probably spend a lot of time falling into rabbit holes, chasing time and being frustrated because you never seem to fully embrace who you are and therefore you don’t meet your targets.
Alice in Wonderland is indeed a story for kids that I always thought had some very dark messages. The characters don’t seem friendly, the settings are suffocating and the plot is full of strangeness, twists, turns and frustrations that Alice has to face just because of her curiosity. It’s far too Gothic to be read as an innocent bedtime tale.
Alice got into trouble because of her curiosity, but it was curiosity that allowed her to meet interesting characters and learn a lot of things. She visited places, she communicated with others and used her Critical Thinking to find her way out of each situation. In the process she sometimes made friends and other times she made enemies. But from all those experiences she got to define who she was.
Moreover, it wasn't only curiosity that got Alice into connecting effectively with others. Empathy and motivation also played important roles in her adventures since these are three fundamental pillars of any learning.
Alice had to figure most of her way through riddles, mad characters and fading cats. But unlike her you can be guided by someone who has already been there. As a Confidence Builder through the Gothic my job is to bring light to your daily struggles so you can put in place solutions that work for you.
By making the most of your curiosity for the Gothic you will not only learn to recognise its elements when watching TV or reading a book. You will also learn that more than a genre, the Gothic is a mode that reaches areas of your life you wouldn’t even think of.
Drink from your Critical Mind and overcome your mental blocks without dramas.
Eat your Fears away and embrace who you really are.
You know you are ready for the journey and so do I. You just need to take the first step.
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Having worked with Alicia, she is an excellent, warm, intuitive mentor who genuinely interacts with students and makes learning a joyful experience. As an interviewer, she has an extensive knowledge of literature and is a joy to work with; she understands the writing process and asks intuitive, interesting questions. I warmly recommend her classes to anyone who wants to improve their criticality through the study of writing.