I teach a variety of classes, workshops, and retreats on creativity, writing, and contemplative arts & photography. Browse my upcoming offerings below, or contact me to arrange a customized course for your group or organization.
Featured Upcoming Event
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January 3-5, 2020: Women's Creative Visioning Retreat in Wimberley, Texas, facilitated by Melinda.
January 31, 2020: Musical Performance - "On Longing" with Jennifer Leigh Selig, Ph.D. Jung Society of Austin. Melinda will provide musical accompaniment to Dr. Selig's talk on archetypal longing. Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas. 7:00-9:00 p.m.
February 23, 2020 - Musical Performance: The Sunday Songwheel - a monthly songwriter event at SquareRut Kava Bar in Austin, Texas, hosted by Joseph Mach.
March 27, 2020 - Conference Presentation ~ The Call to Create: A Musical Performance and Discussion of the Creative Process, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. [Canceled due to COVID-19 situation] For more information: https://ieataconference.org/sessions-2020/the-call-to-create-a-musical-performance-and-discussion-of-the-creative-process-2020/
April 15, 2020, 12:30 pm - Free Coaching Webinar: Navigating Career Transition in a COVID World, featured panelist, Coaching4Good, Austin, Texas.
April 23, 2020, 12:30 pm - Free Coaching Webinar: Resilience in Leadership: The Collective Mastermind Edition, featured panelist, Coaching4Good, Austin, Texas.
April 24, 2020, 7:00 pm - Virtual Discussion: Facing Fears of the Coronavirus, Jung Society of Austin - co-hosted / moderated by Melinda, Austin, Texas.
April 29, 2020, 12:30 pm - Free Coaching Webinar: Strategies for a Resilient Mindset, featured panelist, Coaching4Good, Austin, Texas.
May 18, 2020, 12:30 pm - Free Coaching Webinar: Mindfulness Practice in Uncertain Times, hosted and facilitated by Melinda via Coaching4Good, Austin, Texas.
Official Release of my new album, Beautiful Illusions. Click on the title link for details, to hear sample tracks, and for ordering information.
July 8-14, 2020 - Conference Presentations: Creativity Conference at Southern Oregon University. [Canceled due to COVID-19 situation] I'll be giving two presentations, The Call to Create and a 15-minute boom talk focusing on the highlights of my new book, A Mindful Approach to Team Creativity and Collaboration: Creating a Culture of Innovation, due out this fall. More info at: www.soucreativityconference.com
September 17, 2020 - Official Book Launch for A Mindful Approach to Team Creativity and Collaboration in Organizations: Creating a Culture of Innovation. Click on the book title link for details!
Recurring - Creative Exchange, a monthly creativity meetup group hosted by Melinda Rothouse and Charlotte Gullick of Syncreate. [Currently on hold due to COVID-19 situation]. For more information, please visit our Syncreate Meetup group page: https://www.meetup.com/Syncreate-Creativity-Collaboration-Community-in-Austin/
Recurring: Creative Exchange, a monthly creativity meetup group hosted by Melinda Rothouse and Charlotte Gullick of Syncreate at The Commune, a new creative co-working space in Austin's vibrant North Loop district. For more information, please visit our Syncreate Meetup group page: https://www.meetup.com/Syncreate-Creativity-Collaboration-Community-in-Austin/
February 3-7, 2019, Retreat: Contemplative Photography in the Valley of Mexico, The Dreaming House, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Co-taught with Jake Lorfing and Patrick Larson.
May 30, 2019, Music show: Melinda Joy with Michael Walker. Thursday, 5/30, 6:00-8:00 pm at Brentwood Social House, 1609 Koenig Lane, Austin, Texas, 78756. For more information, please visit: www.melindajoy.com/calendar or
June 14, 2019, Music show: Melinda Joy with Michael Walker. Friday, 6/14, 6:00-8:00 pm at Brentwood Social House, 1609 Koenig Lane, Austin, Texas, 78756. For more information, please visit:
June 21, 2019, Presentation and Performance: The Call to Create, Jung Society of Austin, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas, 78751. For this special JSA event, I will be discussing my songwriting process and sharing music from my forthcoming album as it relates to depth and archetypal psychology. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their own creative work.
July 11-14, 2019, Conference Presentation: Creating a Culture of Innovation, Oregon Creativity Conference, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon.
October 26, 2019, Workshop: Wimberley Wellness Day, Cedars Ranch, Wimberley Texas. I'm thrilled to be co-facilitating this event with several other amazing teachers and wellness practitioners. I will be leading a workshop on creativity and contemplative arts. For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-wellness-day-tickets-72423268947
November 16-17 and 23-24, 2019, Photography show: East Austin Studio Tour (EAST). I will be showing my photographs, along with fellow contemplative photography artist Tashi Cowen, at my home studio on Willow Street in East Austin. We will be hosting a salon and reception in honor of the tour on Saturday, November 23rd. For more information about EAST, please visit: http://east.bigmedium.org
March 9, 2018, Workshop: Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Coaching4Good, Austin, TX
March 15-16, 2018, Conference Presentation: Using Mindfulness and Contemplative Arts to Facilitate Team Creativity and Collaboration, Public Engagement and Performance Conference, Wakefield, England
March 23, 2017, Conference Presentation and Workshop, Global Leadership and Cultural Intelligence / Mindful Leadership, IMC Krems University Business Week, Krems, Austria
April 20, 2018, Storytelling for Your Professional Life, with Syncreate Co-Founder Charlotte Gullick, Texas Women in Business Luncheon, Austin, TX
May 21-22, 2018, Conference Presentation: Using Mindfulness and Contemplative Arts to Facilitate Team Creativity and Collaboration, 29th World Summit on Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, New York, NY
June 22, 2018, Public presentation: Chaos, Stillness, and Creativity, Jung Society of Austin, 7:00 p.m. For more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chaos-stillness-and-creativity-tickets-47111773583
August 9-12, 2018, Graduate Student Showcase and Poster Session, Using Mindfulness and Contemplative Arts to Facilitate Team Creativity and Collaboration, American Psychology Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA
August 29-30, 2018, Creativity Studies Luncheon presentation and Poster Session, Facilitating Team Creativity and Collaboration Using Mindfulness and Contemplative Arts, Saybrook University Fall 2018 Residential Conference, Monterey, CA
December 8, 2018, Syncreate Waypoints Creative Process Retreat, Austin, TX
October 2-6, 2017, Touching the Earth Contemplative Photography Retreat, Patzcuaro, Mexico, with Jake Lorfing and Patrick Larson
September 26, 2017, Workshop: Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Center for Innovation and Impact, Concordia University, Austin, TX
May 2, 2017, Workshop: Mindful Creativity Restoring Balance Luncheon at Seton Cove Spirituality Center, Austin, TX
February 9, 2017, Infusing Creativity into Your Entrepreneurial Process, with Charlotte Gullick and Melinda Rothouse, Tech Ranch, Austin, TX
November 3, 2016, Syncreate Creative Mornings International Summit Workshop: Your Creative Sandbox: Plan, Play, Produce. Presented by Syncreate Co-founders Charlotte Gullick and Melinda Rothouse, Vuka, Austin, TX
Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2016, Workshop: Miksang Contemplative Photography Level 1:
Touching the Phenomenal World, Austin Shambhala Meditation Center, Austin, TX
April 29 - May 1, 2016, Workshop: Art, Meditation, and Creativity in Everyday Life, with Melinda Rothouse and Adam Sultan, Austin Shambhala Meditation Center, Austin, TX
March 3-6, 2016, Miksang Contemplative Photography Retreat in West Texas with Jake Lorfing, Jessica Winslow, Patrick Larson, and Melinda Rothouse
January 26-27, 2016, Conference Presentation and Workshop: Creativity, Resilience and Healing using Expressive Arts with Terri Goslin-Jones, Ph.D. and Melinda Rothouse, M.A., Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA
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