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Wed, 30 Aug



Unleash Your Creative Self August 2023

A 3-week online adventure for pretend ah-dults who would like their money back please.

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Unleash Your Creative Self August 2023
Unleash Your Creative Self August 2023

Time & Location

30 Aug 2023, 19:00 SAST – 20 Sept 2023, 21:00 SAST



About the event

Have you wandered off the path of your own life and into the bushes, or someone else’s story?

What is the little voice at the bottom of your stomach trying to get you to do? And if you followed it… What would happen next?

Join me on an adventure to redirect, build some courage and put a little bit of NAUGHTY and the BOLD back into your life.

Our ramblings will be overseen by the Fool Archetype. There are two types of fools: the young fool, which we embody as kids, and the old fool, who’s picked up a bit of wisdom along the way and lost her tolerance for bullshit of any kind. We will be taking orders from the latter.

The Fool reminds us that the world is a rather absurd place. We might as well enjoy the journey, improvise, follow our creative impulse, travel light and courageously embrace the Great Unknown of the future.


  • Your personal life theme
  • Your personal life quest
  • Tools to re-map your course
  • A framework within which to approach your life more courageously


  • 2 x one-on-one sessions with me via zoom.
  • 4 x two-hour sessions online (we meet once a week on a Wednesday) with a group of like-minded, stupendous humans. Diarise these dates for zoom meetings: 30 August, 6 Sept, 13 Sept, 20 Sept. 7pm till 9pm
  • Occassional prompts/reflections via an admin-only whatsapp group to get your mojo flowing
  • Homework assignments (you can spend as much or as little time on these as you are able to, but I suggest that you put aside about 30 mins a day)
  • Facebook group where you can share your adventures
  • A few good surprises along the way

This may not be for you if:

  • You will be participating in another process at the same time
  • You are struggling with severe mental health issues
  • Please pop me an email if you would like to double-check before booking your spot

Loved Anel’s approach and authentic way! If you are needing a nudge to move on a new project or to show up more courageously either in your personal or professional life  - this course will support you beautifully, gently and skilfully! Jessica Hudson

Anel is an amazingly creative, authentic, real, unique and quirky facilitator of great depth who takes you into unusual places within your psyche and in a group with safety and heart and creativity. Angela Hough


  • Full Price: R2,950
  • Early Bird Price: R2,700 (before end July)
  • Current Creativity Group members: R2,500 (before end July)


Anel Hamersma

Standard Bank

Branch: 022 209

Acc: 07 202 9218

(Email confirmation so that I have your name and contact details to


Anél Pieter Hamersma is a performer and since 2001 a sangoma, initiated into the Ngonyama Lodge based in Botswana.

One of the roles of the sangoma is to mediate between the natural world and the human world. Through the use of her training as a performer, Anél translates this knowledge into her workshop processes in a way that is both accessible and practical.

She facilitates meaningful encounters with the Self by drawing on a variety of different modalities, including art, performance and indigenous practices. Combined they deliver an exhilarating experience - out of the constraints of urban living and back into the leafy green depths of the soul.


Ecstatic to have participated in this workshop. It's a very unique and incredibly inspirational experience to say the least. An unforgettable, almost magical, time I will always treasure.  Daisy Bezuidenhout

I attended a Retreat at Greyton ( 2022) entitled ‘Proclaim your work ! which was facilitated by the very thoughtful Anel Hamersma. Part of the process in getting us to proclaim our work was to begin to proclaim our voices. ‘When we give it a voice we give it life’ became the mantra of the 5 day retreat.

I want to thank Anel for putting together more than a writer’s retreat but a programme that equips us for life and to remember our voice. She introduced us to Nancy Kline’s the ‘Thinking Brain’ in which we were introduced to 10 amazing components of a thinking environment and it is these components that set the tone.

Anel it was special, you connect people, you introduce respect and appreciation into a space. It was wonderful and I would happily attend anything else with your name on it. And oh it was such a lot of fun too….

Thank you!

Yellavarne Moodley

Dear Anel,

I hope you have been keeping well?

I just want to take this opportunity to send a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything I was able to take away from the retreat. In addition to all the very useful pointers that you brought to my attention, I left inspired, motivated and with a new sense of being, holistically.

You were exceptional, enthusiastic, beyond amazing and I can’t stop having flashbacks of those insightful sessions.

You know your story and keep thriving!

Best regards,

Gaopalelwe Mathiba

Dear Anel,

​I hope you have been keeping well.

I just want to take time to say thank you for the wonderful work you do.

​My experience with your work is a once in a lifetime experience. I went to the retreat with so many questions that I needed answers to and clarity on. I really did not think that I would be able to get all those answers - which are from within - within such a short space of time. You made it possible. I am now clear on my journey in my career and my personal life.

Thank you so much. May you continue touching more people’s lives with your wonderful work.

​Yours sincerely,

Zikhona Ndlebe

I was deeply enriched by the process as a whole and came to recognise the vital importance of giving voice and  body to one's wild fantasies. This is in fact our life blood and the force behind longevity of spirit.

Anel Hamersma held our group with strength, humour and vitality. The emphasis is on accessing your own magic that over time often becomes dulled by the everyday reality of life. I loved it and left feeling very empowered and motivated to give voice to certain aspects of me that I have left dormant for far too long.

Gabrielle Raaff

This is an amazing workshop! I was at a low point in my career and it’s managed to revitalise me!! Facilitator is simply wonderful!!​


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