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Words for Wellbeing: creative openings
6 July @ 10:00 - 13:00
‘The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.’ Emily Dickinson.
Join us for a gentle opening into the world of ‘Words for Wellbeing’, exploring the ways in which we can gain fresh perspectives and pathways to engaging creatively with words.
Through reading, writing and reflection, we will explore how words can allow us to ‘come home to ourselves’ and in doing so, lead to a greater sense of clarity and creativity.
This will be a supportive, pressure-free space for participants, wherever they are on their writing journey – no experience is needed but a love of words is a great place to start! Working with poems and other springboards, the group will come together to reflect on issues linked to personal growth and wellbeing. A combination of reading, group discussion and expressive/creative writing will be used to move towards new understandings.
This session will provide a relaxed introduction for those new to writing for personal development or a different angle for those with experience
- Understand how words can promote wellbeing and self-understanding
- Engage the imagination
- Experience a range of writing/journaling techniques to enhance self-awareness
About Samantha Gray
Samantha Gray started life as a teacher and is currently in the latter stages of training with the International Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy to gain credentials 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, Sam 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 Writers’ Studio since January 2017 delivering ‘Words for Wellbeing’ courses.
Book your place
The price of this workshop is £18 for NWS members and £22 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.