Writing is a practice many of us learn in school along with a strict structure and slew of rules that must be followed -- but writing has the potential to be a creative, healing experience and so much more!
Writing has the unique ability to connect the unconscious with the conscious, helping us to process life events, discover answers, encapsulate memories and tell our stories.
At this Meetup, we will pair writing with body-awareness practices such as qi gong, meditation, and meridian stretches. Participants will be encouraged to make use of the openness, introspection, and mindfulness these practices foster rather than rules and structure in their writing. We will offer prompts and time to write, allowing participants to explore the self and the wisdom hidden within. There will be time afterward to chat together about the experience.
Join us at the Lawrence House lounge area, a chill spot in uptown with comfy couches and chairs, to write, have a coffee or cocktail and chat with other members of the Write, Move, Heal community. Heritage Outpost, the on-premise coffee shop is open until 7pm and Larry’s, the cocktail bar, opens at 5pm.
-Come at 6:00pm or any time after and start writing to a provided prompt or a personal project. We’ll have a sign saying “Write Move Heal”
-Join together for chats at 7:00pm
-Informally ends around 7:30pm but the space is open later
This will be a more informal version of our regular workshop. Come to get a sense of the community and for an opportunity to write for a longer stretch of time.
**There will be no formal meditation or movement therapy at this event - come to our “Motivation” workshop on May 25 to get the full experience.**
We suggest you bring pen and paper/a notebook rather than a laptop. The process of writing by hand can increase creativity, memory and critical thinking.
~$5 suggested donation appreciated - no one turned away
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Cash at event
Every body welcome
In this prompt-based exploratory workshop, we will focus on the topic of Motivation.
Whether you’re looking for new motivation, struggling with understanding what motivates you or inhibits you, or embracing a newly found motivation, this workshop will expand and deepen your relationship with personal motivation using the power of exploratory writing.
This event includes:
Dedicated Writing Time
Supportive Share Circle
We recommend that you bring a notebook and writing utensil and wear comfortable clothing.
$12 until May 10th
$15 after May 10th
Venmo - @Write-MoveHeal
PayPal - PayPal.me/writemoveheal
Cash at the door