If you have written anything from a journal to a shopping list, you have experienced the power of expressive writing - to organize thoughts, release feelings, describe important moments, facilitate balance and calm, contain grief, and generate insight to help make sense of your life.
The power of expressive writing to change and enhance your life is not limited to therapy sessions. Workshops are an ideal setting for generating creative energy through a combination of writing and group inspiration.
As a therapist trained as a group leader, and as a poet who participates in creative writing and poetry workshops, I understand how to harness this unique power for your personal growth
Workshops are designed for many purposes, using expressive writing prompts and techniques as guidelines for participant's work. One workshop member said "I wrote my way out of trouble" about a workshop focused on writing about stressful events, based on the research model of James Pennebaker, Ph.D. Other workshops explore personal narrative, inhibitions about writing, using a journal more effectively or strengthening your voice.
Her are some examples of previous workshops:
An Expressive Writing Workshop
Write your way into a new perspective by exploring the raw material of your life, using journal, memoir and research-based techniques.
This workshop will provide a secure environment to pursue the creativity, depth and power of expressive writing.
Why write? Because writers, research, intuition and English teachers tell us that writing produces understanding, balance, better health and a stronger voice.
You will be interested in attending if:
* you are experiencing or have experienced a stressful life situation
* you are a writer wanting to explore raw material, to generate writing for projects or for your creative writing workshop or your editor
* you want the opportunity to share your experience and writing in a confidential setting without being critiqued
* you are trying to make sense of a confusing, problematic life situation
Dates: Monday evenings
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 22 2015
Place: 120 Wayland Avenue, Suite 2
Providence, RI 02906
To register, contact Mary Mueller at 401-273-8889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops for Therapists