Writing for Wellbeing Workshop Series explore a theme such as Emotions, Body, or Relationships over six weeks. The aim is for people to experience how writing can be used to creatively and constructively work through and express ourselves in relation to the topic. By honouring and giving voice to our inner reality can be empowering, liberating and transformative.
The therapeutic benefits of writing and storytelling are supported by the research conducted by Social Psychologist, James A Pennebaker; professor in narrative psychology, Dan MacAdams, and the founders of Narrative Therapy, David Epston and Michael White supports the benefits of writing and storytelling
"Nuclear episodes standout in bold print in life in bold print in life story as narrative high points, low points and turning points, explaining how the person has remained the same and how he or she has changed over time --Dan P. McAdams
"Writing the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period. ─ Nicholas Sparks
"As the number of studies increased, it became clear that writing was a far more powerful tool for healing than anyone could have imagined ─ James W. Pennebaker
Despite the Benefits and the Will to Write, Most of us Don't
What gets in theWay?
Does it have to?
Do not know how to use writing in a therapeutic way
Do not understand how to manage what comes up in the writing process works or how to consciously manage what comes up in their writing practice
Have not learnt how to use writing in a safe way that serves you going forward
Lack of the necessary support of being able to discuss what they find in writing in order to fully honour, digest and assimilate the insights
Have not realised that they do not have to be a good writer. It is irrelevant to being able to benefit from writing for their wellbeing
If you want to write and feel that it is so much you have to express then this is perfect for you. The writing for wellbeing services exists to help you overcome the four common blocks of insufficient confidence, support, commitment and fear!
Release yourself from all that you have to Say
Unblock what is holding you back!
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced
--Vincent Van Gogh
"Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy
"Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do
"Each person has so much power and potential within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little nudge, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen?
"Without commitment, nothing happens
"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals
"T that's why I write, because life never works except in retrospect. You can't control life, at least you can control your version
"We write to taste life twice. In the moment and in retrospect ─ Anais Nin
"Writing is really thinking--not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet --Toni Morrison