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Event Round Up

There are a lot of events going on at the moment, run both by ourselves and our members. We don't want you to miss out, so please find below a summary of the events happening over the next few months. We'll continue to update it every time someone sends in something new! (All times are in timezone GMT+1 unless otherwise specified)

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Trees and Us: Reading and Writing Workshop for Wellbeing – London Literary Salon

Date:  6th and 13th July

Time:  4:00-6:00 pm

Where:  Online via Zoom

Cost: £15 per session


Tree metaphors surround us – from back to our roots to out on a limb; seed in the mind to branching out; family tree, decision tree, tree of life . . .  Powerful symbols of the paradox between stability and freedom, trees can provide a rich starting point for the unfurling of complex ideas.

We will read carefully selected poems and prose about trees (e.g. Blake, Larkin, Oliver) as a starting point for writing, reflection and dialogue.  We will practice shared reading and use a blend of creative, expressive and reflective writing approaches – flow writing, poetry making, metaphor, life writing – as writing prompts. In this supportive, confidential space, you will have the opportunity to share your writing (although you will never be obliged to do so) and to reflect on others’ writing.

No formal experience or preparation is needed, just an open mind and a willingness to give writing a try! This workshop is about self-development rather than literary-development.

Register through London Literary Salon:

About the Facilitator: Alison Cable (BA, MA English Literature) was a university lecturer in the US before moving to London.  Alison has volunteered as a primary school librarian, written a novel for young adults, and regularly attends the London Literary Salon.  She’s currently doing coursework in Counselling as well as Writing for Wellbeing.  She volunteers as a group leader for The Reader Organisation.

Boundaries & The Working Self

Date: 11th July

Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Cost: £35


An opportunity to explore what boundaries mean to your professional work and the interface with the boundaries of your day-to-day life.
Supervision workshop information and booking: 
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Working with stories of lived experience – the transformative power of storytelling

Date: 5 sessions from 20th July to 9th September

Where: Online

Cost: £950 GBP for individuals and £1350 GBP for organisations (only 18 places available)


This course explores approaches and perspectives relating to forgiveness, restorative narratives, shame and resilience. It also offers tools and techniques to build participants’ knowledge and practice of the use of storytelling in their work. In addition it offers new and innovative approaches to working with individuals and groups, in order to support participants to develop resilience and empathetic relationships with clients and colleagues.

Drawing on 17 years of learning and practice from The Forgiveness Project, this is a skills-based course offering a unique combination of tools, techniques and knowledge for anyone working in such fields as Criminal Justice, Conflict Resolution, Restorative Justice, Restorative Peace Building, Social Care, Mental Health and Well Being, Community Arts and Social Justice.

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Holding the Space - Supervision Workshop

Date: 12th September

Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Cost: £35


As practitioners what are we actually holding in sessions and workshops? We’ll explore the scope of our responsibilities and look at how we hold the space both creatively and therapeutically for those with whom we work.
Supervision workshop information and booking: 
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Journaling and Yoga Retreat (3 days, fully inclusive residential)

Date: 20th to 22nd September

Time: 10am on 20th to 5pm on 22nd September

Where: Online

Cost: £275


Price includes full home-cooked catering, plus three full days of Yoga and Journaling sessions

Three days to unwind in the Peak District, with Journaling and Yoga Workshops to unwind the mind and body, in a small and friendly setting

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Practitioners Residential Retreat

Date: 4th to 8th October 2021

Where: Online

Cost: £595, all inclusive of workshops, meals, drinks


For those working therapeutically in the field of Writing for Wellbeing with time to connect, reflect and re-charge. A four night fully-catered stay in the English Peak District.

-  Morning meditation circles
-  Three workshops each day, with free afternoons
-  Evening activities as a group
-  Fully catered with local produce, including afternoon tea and cake
-  A range of coffees and teas, cordials and juices
-  Comfortable double rooms with writing desks
-  Fireglobe and cacao on final evening

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