What we're about

If you have social anxiety or shyness, but you love literature and would like to join a small, no-pressure MeetUp, THIS GROUP IS FOR YOU! We will meet once a fortnight (or whenever you feel like you can make it) and just sit as a group, or perhaps in pairs or threes (whatever feels comfortable at the time), and have a casual chat about how we’re feeling and what we think about the literature. Occasionally we’ll be looking at poetry, from time-to-time short stories, but more-often-than-not we’ll be reading a slightly longer novella (or short novel). Please don’t worry, nobody will EVER be expected to read anything aloud or to say anything at all if they don’t feel like it. The setting itself will always be very casual and the group will be held in a quiet, cosy room at the back of a larger community centre in the evenings, when nobody else is around. You’re more than welcome to come and just listen to me or other people speaking, if you feel more comfortable that way. Whatever stage you’re at with reading or with anxiety or shyness, I assure you this is a safe and non-threatening environment. Whenever you’re ready, it would be great to have you here!

Upcoming events (4+)

Letting Go Of Toxic Shame | Recovering From Narcissistic & Emotional Abuse

In this workshop Mark Stubbles, a hypnotherapist, CBT practitioner, life coach, Master Practitioner of NLP & Mindfulness will discuss toxic shame. After growing up in a dysfunctional family Mark struggled with CPTSD, toxic shame, anxiety, dissociation, emotional flashbacks and emotional regulation.

Please Notice This is Zoom event and I Posted This Event on My Other Meet ups as well and we have Limited spot- After Your ticket purchase , Then Please send email at [masked], Then Invitation link to the workshop will be sent to your email address .

Tickets are £6.50 only .

Click the Paypal Link to book your Ticket- https://bit.ly/3At0Cov

Discover what toxic shame is.
How it disconnects us from our emotions.
How it makes us vulnerable to abuse.
How it can make us feel like we don't belong.
How it can affect our relationships.
What to look out for so we can avoid abusers.
How toxic shame makes us project onto others.
How to identify a narcissistic person.
What is narcissism?
What creates a a narcissist?

“Shame as a healthy human emotion can be transformed into a state of being. Shame takes over one’s whole identity.” - John Bradshaw.

This workshop is for you if:
You grew up with a dysfunctional family.
If you have been accused of being emotionally or mentally abusive.
If you repeatedly find yourself in abusive relationships.
If you struggle to assert yourself.
If you worry about what other people think.
If you are a people pleaser.
If you struggle to put yourself first.
If you suffer with anxiety.
If you use sex, drugs or food to numb your emotions.
If you have anger issues.
If you try to avoid your feelings.
If you have no confidence.

Workshop will include a guided meditation/hypnosis session

Please Notice This is Zoom event and I Posted This Event on My Other Meet ups as well and we have Limited spot- After Your ticket purchase , Then Please send email at , Then Invitation link to the workshop will be sent to your email address .

Tickets are £6.50 only .

Click the Paypal Link to book your Ticket- https://bit.ly/3At0Cov

Best wishes

Mark, Gemma

Greek Myth + Creative Writing + A Drink + Some Snacks + A FREE Book!

The Leather Exchange

£18.00

[*NOTE: you must book at our website if you'd like to attend: www.writeandpint.com/workshops]

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Hi there,

We're back in person at the beautiful Leather Exchange in London Bridge!

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This is a MeetUp for writers and non-writers, alike.

It is a friendly writing workshop and social event.

Come in at 6:45pm; join us in the private function room upstairs; take a seat and let the waitstaff take your drink order (drink included), then say hello to some other friendly faces, before we start the workshop at 7:00pm.

In addition to the drink, there will be some FREE snacks and a FREE Penguin book for each person to take home and keep.

The idea behind this workshop is that the host will introduce you to some new, inspirational writing exercises, and you'll work - using a handout, the book provided, and some friendly writing games and prompts - to create aspects of your own story.

For this session, we'll also be deriving inspiration directly from Greek Mythology!

At 9pm, when the workshops finished, there will be an option for you to stay and socialise (if you feel like it), but there will be no pressure or expectation to do so!

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If you want to make new friends, this event is for you. If you want to make forays into a new, serious piece of writing, this event is for you. If you just want to have a drink and surprise yourself doing something fun and spontaneous, this event is for you!

***ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY***

***THIS GROUP IS OPEN TO PEOPLE OF ALL LEVELS AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY PRESSURE TO READ YOUR WORK IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE***

Any questions, please don't hesitate to text or WhatsApp on[masked].

Can't wait to see you soon.

Cheers!

Sean

***PLEASE NOTE: there is officially a no refund policy for this event. However, if you cancel a number of days in advance and we're able to refill your space, we will indeed refund you. Similarly, moving a cancelled RSVP over to a future event is contingent upon being able to refill the space that you vacate.

Improving relationships by healing the inner child-People Pleasing-Codependency

In this free workshop Mark Stubbles, a hypnotherapist, CBT practitioner,
life coach, Master NLP & Mindfulness practitioner will discuss how
healing the inner child can help us to form for functional adult
relationships. After growing up in a dysfunctional family Mark struggled
with CPTSD, anxiety, dissociation, emotional flashbacks and emotional
regulation.

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is suffered by prisoners of war
and children who grow up in dysfunctional families. It is estimated that
up to 80% of people grew up with some kind of dysfunction, growing up in such environments can cause us to suffer anxiety, lack of confidence and self esteem. It can affect how we relate to ourselves and others. If we don't heal these childhood wounds we are destined to reenact them.

Please Notice This is Zoom event and I Posted This Event on My Other Meet ups as well and we have Limited spot- After Your ticket purchase , Then Please send email at [masked], Then Invitation link to the workshop will be sent to your email address .

Tickets are £7.50 only .

Click the Paypal Link to book your Ticket- https://bit.ly/3BL8GkF

When- 2 November .

This workshop is for you if you suffer with:

Codependency.
If you go from one dysfunctional relationship to the next.
You are a people pleaser.
You just can't say no.
You would like to be a better parent.
Your partner has accused you of being abusive.
You keep attracting abusive partners.
You suffer with attachment anxiety.
You use sex, drugs or food to numb your emotions.
You have anger issues.
You try to avoid your feelings.
You have no confidence.

After this workshop you will:
Understand attractions of depravation.
Know what causes you to fall for the wrong people.
How enmeshment trauma may be affecting your current relationships.
Know how the inner child is affecting your friendships.
Understand the Karpman drama triangle.

Learn about CPTSD, enmeshment trauma, reenactment, projection and much more with a free hypnosis session to end.

Schedule a no obligation chat with me here
https://anxietyhypnotherapist.org/

Please Notice This is Zoom event and I Posted This Event on My Other Meet ups as well and we have Limited spot- After Your ticket purchase , Then Please send email at [masked], Then Invitation link to the workshop will be sent to your email address .

Tickets are £7.50 only .

Click the Paypal Link to book your Ticket- https://bit.ly/3BL8GkF

Thanks

Mark, Gemma

Writing the City + BRUNCH! + Tea/Coffee + Afternoon Drink + a Free Book!

[*NOTE: You must book at our website to attend this event: www.writeandpint.com/workshops]

Whoever you are, JOIN US!

We're excited to be back in person, with semi-regularity this side of the pandemic.

Book your spot, then come along at 11am, Saturday 13th November, at the beautiful Finch's Pub in Old Street, in the private function room in their astonishing basement bar.

Spend a full day constructing a unique, exciting narrative, with inspiration from the city of London + a host of literary excerpts from authors discussing city life elsewhere.

We'll order breakfast. Then do some warm-up writing exercises. Eat our breakfast. Then have some teas/coffees. Then we'll settle in for a friendly, no-pressure writing workshop. Theme: the city and city life.

We'll give you plenty of breaks throughout the day.

What's more, we'll walk you through everything, step-by-step, with carefully designed exercises, to help you weave your own new piece of fiction. And you won't have to share or read out loud in front of the group (unless you feel like it!)

When we've got loads of writing done, we'll invite you to relax with a late afternoon drink in the pub upstairs.

+ We'll give you a free book!

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If you haven't been to any of our sessions before, please feel completely free to join. We welcome everybody from every conceivable background, especially newcomers (only a small handful of the people in the class are likely to know each other - so there'll be new, friendly faces all around).

No pressure to read or share your work with the group.

No experience of writing is necessary.

The day of workshops includes:
A Finch's pub breakfast
A tea or coffee
2 x 2-hour writing workshops with surrealism as a theme
A late afternoon drink
A free book!
And lots of shared wisdom and expertise
+ the opportunity (and discipline) you need to write a brand new piece of fiction

Please don't hesitate to text if you have any questions - we'll be happy to help:[masked]

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