An online writing circle guided by psychologist Dimitra Didangelou.
Dimitra’s approach through expressive writing techniques encourages life reflection, self-exploration and creative expansion.
The group is useful for all individuals, while the practice of expressive writing can particularly benefit those seeking to gain insight into their inner lives, increase self-awareness, listen to their inner voice and connect with their full creative potential.
The writing focuses entirely on tapping into our inner selves, without any concern for narrative structure or grammar rules.
Although we discuss in English, you do not necessarily have to write in English and you don’t have to be a native speaker in order to join. There is no need for previous writing experience.
The group will welcome new members until December, but if you wish to participate later than December, you can ask for it as there might begin new groups and you will have priority.
The first meeting will open with the following poem, which is going to be the basis for the rest of the writing:
Reinvent your Life
Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don't swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often
that they can never categorize you.
reinvigorate yourself and accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and its history and the present
belong only to you.
The meetings will be held through Skype the first Monday every month, from October 2019 until March 2020.
First meeting: Monday 7th of October 2019
Time: GMT time 16.00 -18.00
UK (+1GMT) 17.00 – 19.00
Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia (+2GMT) 18.00 – 20.00
Greece (+3GMT) 19.00 – 21.00
India (+5.5 GMT) 21.30 – 23.30
Duration: 2 hours each workshop
Cost: 50€ (payment through pay pal or bank transfer)
Learn more about expressive writing here: https://expressingmyself.org/frequently-asked-questions-about-expressive-writing/
About the facilitator
Dimitra Didangelou is a psychologist MSc, science journalist and author. After filling thousands of pages for personal and professional purposes, she quickly discovered the power of the written word. She’ specialized in therapeutic and expressive writing, helping people gain insight into their lives, listen to their inner voice and enhance their creativity.
Alongside founding and editing a web-magazine that explores psychology, she is the founder of “Expressing MySelf”, an Institute which offers workshops promoting conscious and creative living.
Her training includes Advanced Study in Therapeutic Writing (The Center for Journal Writing in Denver, CO, USA), an MSc in Psychology and the Mass Media, a BA in Psychology and a Certificate in Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Dimitra is a published author of two books and her short stories have been distinguished in many writing contests.
See Dimitra’s TED speech here.
Learn more about Dimitra here.
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