Join us for a day of experimentation, exploration and discovery, designed to support and enhance your natural creative abilities. You will be held in a safe, non-judgemental space where you can break through blocks and experience the joy of writing freely and easily. Through a series of exercises using journaling, mindfulness, meditation and storytelling, you’ll learn how to become the author of your life.
This is a workshop for anyone who wants to use writing as a tool for either personal or professional development. Be inspired to learn something new in this transformative one-day programme.
Only 20 spaces are available.
Here is the outline of the day:
10am – 10.30am: Arrival and settling in
10.30am – 11.10am: Introductions, a brief introduction to mindset matters, goal setting and intentions for the day ahead. We’ll create a post-it notes wall of intention in order to bring these to life.
11.10am – 11.30am: Guided meditation by Zita to open the heart centre, move beyond your comfort zone and promote healthy self-expression.
11.30 – 11.45am: BREAK
CLEARING THE BLOCKS TO SELF-EXPRESSION
11.45am – 12.15pm:
Learn what the communication pyramid is, and how to navigate it.
Discover your writing personality and how to use it to your advantage.
Practise using a tool to figure out your vision and values to get to the heart of ‘why’ you want to write.
12.15pm – 12.30pm: Journaling exercise on shame: When, where and why have people shamed you into thinking your creativity is bad.
12.30pm –12.45pm: Experiential exercise led by Zita to liberate shame and fear and develop communication skills.
12.45pm – 1.45pm: LUNCH
TAPPING THE CREATIVE CURRENT
1.45pm – 2.45pm:
Using your senses and the practice of object writing to write freely and easily
How to create a joy list and a loss list
Exploring metaphor – the language of the soul
Creating metaphor tables
Journaling exercise: What is your life trying to tell you?
2.45pm – 3pm: BREAK
YOUR LIFE, YOUR RULES
3pm – 3.15pm: Words of life therapy wisdom from Zita
3.15pm – 3.45pm:
Structuring your day through self-care
Discussion on the writing and journaling lifestyle
Some perils along the self-expression path
Practical exercise in plotting an ideal day
3.45pm – 4pm: Guided exercise with Greta and Zita in choosing a poetry prescription
4pm – 4.30pm: we’ll revisit the post-it notes wall and use the talking stick method to share insights, experiences and goals for the future. There’ll be closing messages and key thoughts to remember as you continue to walk the self-expression path.
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