A series of sessions to help you discover and develop yourself.
Dozens of experiments around the world have proved that writing about thoughts, emotions and experiences can be beneficial to physical and mental health. Writing has helped people improve performance, come to terms with life's ups and downs and reduce anxiety and depression.
Writing or keeping a journal is a way of bypassing the conscious mind to make discoveries about yourself and the world that you may previously have been unaware of.
We will look at methods to:
* Discover what is really important to you
* Bypass your internal censor
* Build confidence as you learn what makes you tick
* Come to terms with events
* Find direction.
* Tap into your own resources
What is the course content?
The sessions will be a mixture of writing and discussion. Specific topics and themes will be offered for writing and there will be opportunities for discussion in pairs and groups. How much or how little to share will be entirely up to you, and there will be no pressure to read out what you have written, unless you choose to do so.
Writing ability is not a pre-requisite for attendance. You may find that an improvement in your writing occurs but this is not the primary aim. What matters is that you come with an open mind, and a willingness to listen and contribute to others.
Who is this group for?
The course is aimed at anyone looking to get more from life, and who is prepared to explore and discover in a group situation. The Group has been formed at the request of previous participants of the Writing for Wellbeing Day. However, previous experience is not needed and new people are particularly welcome.
If you have questions as to whether the sessions are suitable for your needs, especially if you have recently experienced loss or trauma, you may like to contact the facilitator in advance: Judi Goodwin 07799 644000