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Nature Writing for Wellbeing

6 July @ 10:30 - 12:30

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One event on 6 July, 2020 at 10:30

About this Event

‘Everything we know about creating, we know intuitively from the natural world…by following the patterns of the earth’s creative energy, we can understand our own personal creative energy.’ Welling

In this 2-part ‘Words for Wellbeing’ course, participants will explore the healing potential, inspiration, and wisdom found in nature, and work experientially to uncover how the natural world can mirror and enhance our creative and personal growth.

Working with images, poems, quotes, and our own generated writing, we will find a space to express ourselves, harness the imagination through our writing, and reflect within a supportive group.

We will combine our exploration of the different elements of nature with some key therapeutic writing techniques focussed on enhancing self-awareness and resilience.

Throughout this 2-part workshop, you will…

  • Experience the ways in which the natural world can enhance creativity and be fuel for the imagination
  • Consider our connection to nature and how this can support our wellbeing
  • Tap into the potential for increased self-connection through writing, reading, and reflection.

About Samantha Gray

Samantha Gray started life as a teacher and has recently gained credentials with the ‘International Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy’ to work in the field of poetry therapy – the interactive use of literature to promote healing.

Sam studied Creative Writing with the Open University and became increasingly involved in therapeutic writing, facilitating workshops in a variety of community and healthcare settings. In 2011, she wrote an article about the ways in which writing can support us through the bereavement process (Gray, S, 2011, Routledge). She has been working with the Nottingham Writers’ Studio since January 2017 delivering ‘Words for Wellbeing’ courses.

How to access the workshop

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A user manual containing access instructions and a link will be sent out to you before the workshop. You will need an internet connection, and a computer with either a built-in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone/speaker.

Book your place

Tickets cost £20 for NWS members and £25 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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Details

Date:
6 July
Time:
10:30 - 12:30
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Venue

Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk