This experiential Continuing Professional Development day focuses on creative writing and its use within therapy and therapeutic settings.
October 27th 2018 10.00 – 16.45
Facilitated by North East poet and educator Natalie Scott, Seasonal Space to Write brings writers together, regardless of age, ability or discipline and where their interest may be in poetry or prose, report writing or simply recording daily events and experience.
This year I was a first time attendee at the NAPT Annual Conference and this was my first time in America. The theme of the conference was Poetry Therapy in a changing world: Pathways to Growth, Healing and Social Justice and was held at the Conference Centre in Chaska, Minneapolis.
Claire will be running small group taster sessions in writing for wellbeing at the Chepstow Therapy Rooms. The group will be trying out writing exercises that promote a positive and healthy wellbeing in a nurturing and friendly environment, with the possibility of starting a monthly group.
Writing as Alchemy: a nourishing & inspiring weekend retreat, tapping into the elements, your self and your potential for transformation through the use of poetry, creativity, meditation and woodland walks. Set in the beautiful countryside of North Shropshire.
Lapidus South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (The Hoodlums) were established in January. We applied for a small grant to enable us to put on a launch event in order to publicise the group and attract more members.
Date: 4th May 2018
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.” Aldous Huxley
Let's get together, tap into our creativity and discover more about ourselves through poetry, self-reflective writing and conversation.
Peace and Palindrome
A poetry writing workshop at
Canada Water library, London SE16
Saturday April 21st 1.30-4.30pm
A small low cost workshop for both new and experienced writers of poetry, facilitated by Alison Clayburn, a poet and fiction writer with thirty years tutoring experience.
This workshop will focus on a topic: peace and then a particular form of poetry: palindrome
These 1-day workshops give participants the opportunity to explore the personal and professional qualities involved in the practice of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
Participants will be invited to engage in creative writing exercises and also to respond to their experience in plenary sessions with peers and tutors.
Below is information about two online courses, run by the Professional Writing Academy, titled Running Writing Groups and Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing.
This workshop will provide an introduction to the use of creative writing as a tool for therapists. Writing for well-being is about creative writing as a gently explorative and developmental process that can be used specifically for enhancing well-being.
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia
Worrying is a destructive habit that can drain all your energy and take the fun out of your day. If not kept in check, worrying can lead to stress, anxiety and physical illness.
As an experienced yoga, meditation and sound healing tutor, I have decided to combine elements of these practices together with writing to create a space where you can become grounded, tune in and access your imagination and awareness at a new level.
As writers we spend a lot of time in our heads. Thoughts form words that form phrases that we process in the mind and present to the page. Sometimes the stories in our heads represent our experience in the world, but at other times they are born of mental processes than our bodily knowledge. Neither is wrong or right, but the difference is worth acknowledging.
Writing for Self Discovery monthly workshops, Spring 2018
Small group workshops facilitated by Alison Clayburn (M.A. Creative Writing for Personal Development) at Canada Water Library (next to Canada Water bus/train/tube station) Rotherhithe London SE16.
About 18 months ago, True Stories Live launched in Norwich. It’s an innovative young company using anecdotal performance storytelling to galvanise and inspire communities.
I first met Lucy and Molly, the TSL crew, at Storyhouse, Chester and was persuaded to tell my true story at one of their events.
We are delighted to announce this event organised by London Lapidus which will make a great pre-Christmas day out, have a delicious vegetarian lunch, a Lapidus workshop, and even a bit of time to do some shopping. The AGM is on the 9th December 2017.