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Words for Wellbeing: Creative Clarity
24 November @ 10:30 - 12:30
About this Event
We know that working creatively and therapeutically with words can bring a wealth of benefits. In this 3-part sequence, taking place as we move towards a new year, we will explore the ways in which writing for wellbeing can support us to find focus, clarity and direction as we uncover our personal path through change and challenge.
Working in a gentle and supportive small group context, we will make space to relax and reflect together and to nourish creativity. A range of poems, quotes and visual images will be offered as imaginative openings and starting points for self-discovery. We will use prompts and journaling techniques as routes into a greater sense of perspective, connecting to our ‘inner-compass’, envisioning new possibilities and clarifying future goals.
Throughout this course, you will…
- Enhance creativity and discover new possibilities
- Relax and enjoy a space for reflection and self-discovery
- Work towards a greater sense of perspective and clarity
- Explore personal hopes and dreams
- Find a sense of focus and set authentic and meaningful goals for the future
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.
Book your place
Tickets cost £35 for NWS Members and £45 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.
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.