We will be running workshops on writing for self discovery / creative writing for therapeutic purposes. Using a range of creative writing exercises, we will work together in a group to discover more about ourselves and each other.
Sometimes using tools such as writing can help us access deeper dimensions of ourselves, parts of ourselves that may be laying dormant waiting for an invitation to surface and contribute to our self awareness and knowing.
The exercises are accessible to all, regardless of experience of creative writing, and the group will be facilitated by two qualified and BACP registered humanistic counsellors, Sarah Richings and Lucy Watt.
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- Do you enjoy getting to know yourself at a deeper level?
- Are you interested in how the process of creative writing can help you access self-truths you may have buried or hidden from yourself?
- Would you welcome the chance to work in a small, supportive group with qualified counsellors as facilitators?
We are offering a series of Writing for Self Discovery workshops, which have now transitioned to be online during the lockdown.
You don’t need to be experienced or skilled in creative writing to take part. You just need to be open to engaging with a process as it unfolds.
This workshop will involve writing creatively in response to different prompts given by the facilitators. This can help you experience how writing can be used to give you new perspectives and improve your wellbeing. Everyone has a unique voice and stories to tell. We encourage creative ways to express this in a safe and friendly environment. There is the option to read your work in the group or share your experience of writing.
Each workshop focuses on a different theme - for example journeys, time, childhood dreams.
The course will be facilitated by qualified and BACP registered counsellors, Sarah Richings and Lucy Watt.
Participants who have attended earlier workshops are welcome to attend. There will be different themes and exercises.
£25 for two hours 15 minutes. We have a new lower capacity of 10 participants to make a more intimate workshop.
The Zoom link will be emailed out at least an hour before the workshop. Please email Lucy if you don't receive it.
Please have a notebook and pen or pencil ready and join us from a private space where you cannot be overheard.
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About the facilitators:
Sarah Richings is a BACP registered humanistic counsellor and has trained in facilitating creative writing for therapeutic purposes. She is also a counsellor in a university setting, and previously in a bereavement service. Sarah has also worked in further education as a teacher and adviser.
Lucy Watt is a BACP registered and accredited humanistic counsellor working in private practice in Dalston, East London, and an assistant tutor at Metanoia Institute. She works with adults, both as individuals and in groups. Lucy also has experience as a bereavement counsellor in an East London hospice. Previously, Lucy worked in the social and digital innovation sector, in local government politics and supporting young people into work. www.lucywattcounselling.com
Cancellation policy: the fee can only be refunded if the course is full and we can find a replacement for you before the workshop starts.