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Words and Silence
8 June @ 10:00 - 17:00
Sometimes our writing flows, sometimes it eludes us. Sometimes, the characters leave the room, but the self-critic lingers. Should we just wait for inspiration? This workshop offers ways to tap into the underlying richness of the mind and bring up its greatest powers.
The day starts with a brief talk about the different functioning of the brain and the most fulfilling ways to put it to use. Most writers have had an experience of « being in the flow », but aren’t always clear about how to access it. There will be space to share specific approaches and possible solutions. Afterwards, writing will not be tackled directly, but through detours into meditation, visualisation and image-making. Participants are encouraged to bring a question with them, be it a pitfall in their writing process, a habit of the mind they are tired of, or uncertainties about a character or plot. As the day progresses, participants will be invited to assess changes in their way of resolving blockages and how to receive unexpected answers.
This workshop is about learning to use your intuition to tap into ‘the flow’, an effortless state of heightened awareness where imagination, wellbeing and problem solving are enhanced.
The workshop will explore ways to become receptive to a space greater than the self, aiming to get in touch with that knowledge and cultivate it. The process can be used as a catalyst for specific projects, as a key to answering existing questions, as a way around self-criticism or just as an opportunity to visit a pleasant inner space.
In an inclusive and relaxed atmosphere, it aims to provide participants with tools for writing as well as for living.
Pascale Quiviger is a French-Canadian painter and award-winning writer. Upon completing a Philosophy Masters and a Visual Arts degree, she lived in Italy until 2006, before moving to Nottingham. Over the last 25 years, she has published short stories, novels, poetry, a young readers series, illustrated art books and an essay. She is also a trained hypnotherapist. Pascale has taught drawing, painting and meditation for several years, in addition to leading a series of creative workshops. Her teaching methods are based on the conviction that a healthy mind is naturally creative and focussed.
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The price of this workshop is £35 for NWS members and £48 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.