What we're about

GREETINGS WISE WOMEN! Come fill your well through the magic of reflective writing and soulful journaling.

If you're a woman who wants to explore writing as a tool for self-nurturing, there is a place for you here. We focus on writing...

• as a vehicle for emotional well-being

• a sanctuary and respite in and of itself

• a way to retreat, reset and restore balance

We also explore what makes it challenging for us to replenish and renew, as we move towards creating sustainable practices that honor our needs for self-care and self-renewal.

***Our live gatherings are now offered on Zoom and I encourage you to join the Wise Women Writing Community list here:

http://madmimi.com/signups/1b67a44c366c468ca5c483fb26e82279/join

This makes it much easier because you only need to sign up once and you'll automatically receive updates of our gatherings directly from me. However, you're never obligated to attend and you'll always get the recordings afterwards.

--->WISE WOMEN WRITING OFFERINGS<---

•FREE ONLINE REFLECTIVE WRITING GATHERINGS. They're specifically designed to help you deepen your experience of writing/journaling, and are offered live at least four times a year. You can attend in real time, or simply listen to the recordings afterwards.

•SOULFUL JOURNAL WRITING CIRCLE. An intimate, ongoing (every other week) women's writing circle meets seasonally, 8 times during fall and 8 times during winter/spring. Limited spaces available, announced on Meetup when spots open up. Read more here and be the first to know when registration opens by adding your name to the waitlist: https://wiselifetherapy.com/writing-circle/

• WISDOM TENDING WOMEN'S CIRCLE FOR WOMEN IN MIDLIFE AND BEYOND. Returning in March 2022. A 9 month women's circle that meets two times a month (March through November) and includes a mix of group support, coaching and writing process. You receive supporting resources, including a journey guide with PDF's and audio recordings. I'll announce it on Meetup early next year. Go here for detailed information and to get on the waitlist: https://wiselifetherapy.com/womens-group-santa-rosa/

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BY THE WAY, I'M PATTY BECHTOLD, your guide for Wise Women Writing to Replenish and Renew.

I’m a licensed psychotherapist, board certified life coach, wisdom seeker and writer. I've studied at the Therapeutic Writing Institute, and I absolutely love facilitating and being part of groups where like-minded women come together to create, write and share experiences. If you’d like to contact me or know a little more about me or just say hello, please visit me here: https://wiselifetherapy.com/about-patty-bec... (https://wiselifetherapy.com/about-patty-bechtold-counselor-life-coach/)

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YOU MAY BE WONDERING...WHAT EXACTLY IS REFLECTIVE WRITING AND SOULFUL JOURNALING?

Simply put, it's personal writing that you do for yourself, not necessarily to achieve a certain outcome or publication. It focuses on the transformative process of writing. However, we often discover that this kind of writing leads to other kinds of writing, such as poetry, articles, books and blog posts.

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Disclaimer: Wise Women Writing to Replenish and Renew is not a therapy group

Although I'm a licensed psychotherapist, and reflective writing/soulful journaling can be healing and therapeutic, Wise Women Writing is not a therapy group. If you have any questions about whether it meets your needs, please contact me.

Upcoming events (1)

Free Self-Care Journaling Workshop: What's Ripening for You in 2022? (Zoom)

--->PLEASE NOTE: You must include your email when you sign up so you can get my private Zoom link

Hello and Happy New Year!

January is the perfect time to journal for self-care. I know the New Year often brings with it a kind of "fresh start" energy. But in 2021 and now in 2022 I've noticed that energy seems quieter and sometimes even absent.

Of course it's not surprising, given what's happened during the last two years and the toll it's taken.

But clearly, there's still something more we're longing for. Something more to hold us as we cross the threshold from one difficult year into one unknown year.

So our winter journaling Meetup will be inspired by this question...

--->What's Ripening for You in 2022?

WHAT'S RIPENING FOR YOU IN 2022?...FREE WINTER JOURNALING FOR SELF-CARE WORKSHOP

*Saturday, January 22nd, 11am to 12:30pm PST on Zoom
*Recording will be available if you can't attend in-person
*Always free, fun and deep!

Here's the recipe we'll be following: Some gentle journaling, taking the time to savor the good that's here now for you, and giving welcome and hospitality to the parts of you that need you most right now.

--->IMPORTANT: You must include your email when you sign up so you can get my private Zoom link

For this journaling workshop I've gathered together some lovely images, poetry and quotations to help us along the way. I've also cued up my favorite guided meditation. And we'll start with a video clip of Rick Hanson talking about looking for the good.

I'd absolutely love to share this journaling time with you.

ONE MORE THING, WHICH I NEVER TIRE OF SAYING: JOURNALING IS LIKE PARADISE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.

So if you need a little nudge to join me, remember that journaling...

~has the capacity to heal and increase well-being
~helps your brain lay down new neural pathways
~revives your imagination and creative wisdom
~awakens your sensing and savoring muscles

P.S. I know you'll also feel supported by the wisdom and generosity of the women who show up for these workshops.

SEE YOU ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND!

---> THIS IS A FREE ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETUP FOR ALL MEMBERS OF WISE WOMEN WRITING TO REPLENISH & RENEW. You'll need to include your email when you RSVP in order to get my private Zoom information as well as the recording afterwards. Your email is safe and you'll receive reminders and log-in information both the day before and the hour before our gathering

***P.S. You can also skip registering on Meetup and sign up on my website: https://wiselifetherapy.com/journaling-for-self-care/

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