What we're about

In writing workshops ("Write Anyway" - for Writing and "Write for your Life" - for self-discovery), we use free writing (https://www.cpsdayoff.com/blank-page-1), and discussion to explore different themes. Past workshops have had us describing ourselves as a sculpture, setting our theme for the year, creating new days of the week, exploring time and how you can’t waste it going forwards, wondering what happened next to the hare and the tortoise, hearing what Santa said when he wrote back, and much more.

Using free writing gets your pen moving. It can uncover different perspectives and sometimes surprising insights. It’s a lovely way to celebrate your ‘you’-ness, especially when shared with others. It helps us to see that we’re all in the same boat and gives us inspiration and encouragement. It can also surface creative nuggets and be a lot of fun. Yes, we’re allowed to have fun and write.

Writing can be insightful, and we might share things we write (always optional), but please note, this is not a therapy group and isn't suitable for replacement of individual/group therapeutic work.

For more information, please go to cpsdayoff.com (https://www.cpsdayoff.com/).

About Me

I’m a Life Coach and Facilitator, passionate about free writing, whether for self-reflection or to encourage writing itself.

I’ve been free writing for over six years and run regular workshops and coaching groups in London, for writing and for life.

I currently write a blog called Dear Lucy (dearlucy.blog) Letters from one friend to another about every day life.

"The lovely Claire led the session, giving us a prompt and then setting us loose on the page for five minutes of free writing. Each of us read out our pieces at the end of each five minute writing slot (always optional), and it was amazing the range of thoughts and images that were produced. I’m not intending to use any of those pieces for another project. They existed in that moment and I’m glad to let them go. They reminded me of the joy of simply writing, going wherever my mind takes me, and not worrying about form, function, content or purpose. I will definitely be going back when I can, and I very much look forward to more random exercises in brain splurging with Claire and the other members."
"I have attended several sessions now and have left each time feeling inspired by what emerged from such simple prompts: so unexpected the different directions taken by each of us and so lightly held that we each felt safe to share or not each time..."
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Upcoming events (3)

Write for your Life writing workshop - for self reflection/discovery

Come along for fun writing exercises and discussion, for self-discovery and creativity. We use free writing and discussion to explore different topics and themes around how we live our lives. This combination of writing and sharing never fails to connect those taking part in the joys and challenges of being human. It can also be a lot of fun and a great creative outlet. Workshops are great for stress relief, confidence, and uncovering different perspectives and sometimes surprising insights. It’s also a lovely way to celebrate your ‘you’-ness and realise that you're never alone when you have a pen in your hand. No writing talent, knowledge or experience - and definitely no grammar - is required. Writing can be insightful, and we might share things we write (always optional), but please note, this is not a therapy group and isn't suitable for replacement of individual/group therapeutic work. Cisco Webex (much like Zoom) https://meetingsemea2.webex.com/meet/cpsdayoff If you are unable to pay the fee, do drop me a line and we can sort something out. About me I’m a Life Coach and Facilitator, passionate about free writing, whether for self-reflection or to encourage writing itself. I’ve been free writing for over six years and run regular workshops and coaching groups in London, for writing and for life. I currently write Dear Lucy. Letters from one friend to another about every day life. Dearlucy.blog. cpsdayoff.com

Writing session - by video

Online event

Give yourself some time and space to do some writing (anything - any level). There will be a little time to share what we're each working on and time to ask for help if needed but the main purpose of this session is to actually do some writing. Just being with other people (in whatever format!) can really help to get your pen underway. Anyone, any level, writing anything is absolutely welcome. It might be blurb for your website, a novel, a blog, a book for your child, a poem, anything. https://meetingsemea2.webex.com/meet/cpsdayoff (Webex is much like Zoom) Hope to see/hear some of you there! If you've not yet joined the Facebook group (for sharing writing, prompts, resources etc.) and would like to, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/763970184042640/

Writing session - by video

Online event

Give yourself some time and space to do some writing (anything - any level). There will be a little time to share what we're each working on and time to ask for help if needed but the main purpose of this session is to actually do some writing. Just being with other people (in whatever format!) can really help to get your pen underway. Anyone, any level, writing anything is absolutely welcome. It might be blurb for your website, a novel, a blog, a book for your child, a poem, anything. https://meetingsemea2.webex.com/meet/cpsdayoff (Webex is much like Zoom) Hope to see/hear some of you there! If you've not yet joined the Facebook group (for sharing writing, prompts, resources etc.) and would like to, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/763970184042640/

Past events (60)

The Declutter Room - a Writing workshop for headspace

Online event

£5.00

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