The Sensitive Shield

Creativity’s Seminar at the service of High Sensitivity

Creativity is at the service of high sensitivity: a day which is dedicated to art, listening and training to be intuitive. Where the main tool is sensitivity instead of logic.

The seminar for building a sensitive shield is a highly sensitive initiative of strategic defense.

A day that has the aim to create a personal shield as an artistic and psycho-magical act for

If you are hesitating between doing and not doing, take the risk of doing.

A. Jodorowsky

“Why do we need a personal shield?
We need it, of course, in order to feel stronger and embrace High Sensitivity as a weapon we have at our disposal. A shield for protection for our particular sensitivity.”
Marilena Florio

Instinct, intuition and creativity will be our guides during the day.
For this reason, in order to attend the seminar,
it is not necessary to have specific artistic qualities.

“The warrior of the light knows the importance of intuition. ” P.Coelho

The day will be divided into two parts (morning and afternoon) and it will include exercises, meditations and corporal experiences. Everything will be carried out exclusively in a sensitive way, either together or individually.

The afternoon will be entirely dedicated to building your personal shield and it will be given to you a neutral shield on which you will be allowed to create shapes, drawings and lines of colour.

“Some say the creative life is in ideas, some say it is in doing. It seems in most instances to be in simply being. It is not virtuosity, although that is very fine in itself. It is love of something, having so much love for something — whether a person, a word, an image, an idea, the land, or humanity — that all that can be done with the overflow is to create. It is not a matter of
wanting to, not a singular act of will; one solely must.”
Women who Run with the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Seminar Program


The gift and nature of sensitivity
Emotional stretching
Meditations to celebrate and embrace the personal space
Lateral thinking and creativity applied to sensitivity
Sensible identity
Talents and needs of sensitivity
Invisible boundaries
Fences of defense and conquest
The help from my spiritual animal
I dream of and build my shield.


Delivery of neutral shields to each participant
Thanks to what it has been done in the morning, you will have clearer thoughts about
how to continue on building your creative shield
with colors and materials at your disposal.

Everyone will build his own original, unique and personal shield in a protective and comfortable environment.

Meditations which will be led by the use of colours, sensible breath exercises and a specific music. Each of these elements will guide you through the ritual of building your shield.


There will be three little breaks during the day
and one hour pause for lunch.

At the end of the seminar, each shield will be photographed (if you allow this). And then, your personal shield (made of cardboard, 100×60, almond shape, handle on the back, 7mm thick, thickness with the handle 13cm, total weight 450gr) will come home with you so as to follow and protect you during your daily battles. Obviously, we are talking about a creative act which each of you makes to get stronger and gets in touch with your deep self.

Why do we need to build a shield?
Because we are highly empathic. A creative shield can protect us, by creating a supportive psycho-space between us and the others.

What do you need to protect?

Well, actually, considering how we process pieces of information, we have something to protect indeed: the highest risk is to feel too much the other person, to lose and forget ourselves into unreal boundaries.

I trace a line to avoid losing myself into the other one
I defend my space, because I remember that I belong here
I work out for creative actions, in order to deal with my challenges
I express my sensitivity through art and meditation

Shields were like defense weapons. They had great importance so as to identify an individual and his social status. Paintings on the shield showed the main information on its owner and possessor: clan, lineage, and, most of all, his unique value as a warrior.

Medicine shields have ritual meanings and they are built to protect our soul, to stay in touch with ourselves, with nature and the divine.


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What you need to know

You need to know that you will be joining exclusively by people who look like you; people who process information as you do.

You need to know that this seminar is held by a highly sensitive person, who happens to be a Creative talent and mainly deals with research, development of one’s identity, and positioning within the field of visual communication. All of this is possible through creative processes and lateral thinking. This person has worked in this field for 25 years, for Italian and foreign enterprises. She holds seminars on creativity with the purpose of communicating.

Creativity changes the world. Marilena Florio

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What you need to take with you

A pinch of madness and a lot of curiosity. I know you are filled with it.
Your desire to create something for you.
I ask you to take with you: an object which represents your singular sensitivity, one picture of you as a child printed on paper, a box of markers, a pencil and a notebook.
Wrap everything in a scarf or a bandana that you will consequently need to use to cover your eyes during some meditations.
You are going to feel more comfortable in the gym of your creativity by dressing cushy clothes and sneakers.


What you can leave home

Fears that deal with judgement; fear of not being ready; fear of not knowing how to draw or paint; anxieties that usually low our performances (we are in a protected space: we are the audience and the HSP as well); and questions from the rational mind (we will be working most of the time with our intuitive and creative part).

A seminar for whom?

This seminar has been studied and planned for High Sensitive People.
You can attend the seminar only if you already know or feel you belong to the 15/20% of the
population that owns this kind of feature.


Because Highly Sensitive People have the need to find a moment for sharing, playing and looking for something with individuals who process information, from the inside to the outside world, in the same way. If you weren’t a Highly Sensitive Person, you wouldn’t understand it, you wouldn’t get all the shades from a world you are not able to be acquainted with.

HIGH SENSITIVITY is one of the features of our personality. It has been demonstrated since the end of the nineties by Doctor Aron in California and it has been examined in depth within the genetic field, the field of neurosciences and evolution. It represents an interrogative variability into survival mechanisms of any kind of animal species. Highly Sensitive People (HSP) are characterized by a major sensitivity to inner and outer stirrings. They represent the 15/20% of the population.

What D.O.E.S. it means?

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune
is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

Pearl S. Buck, writer and Nobel prize winner


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