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Words for Wellbeing with Samantha Gray
18 July, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 18 July, 2018
This is the next series of our very popular Words for Wellbeing course.
This course will run on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm, beginning on 6th June. Please note the course will not take place on 20th June due to another booking in the space.
Words for Wellbeing
‘They can be like the sun, words. They can do for the heart what light can do for a field.’ Juan de la Cruz
The sun symbolises growth, self-love and creativity. Taking inspiration from the season, this six-week sequence of workshops provides a supportive, creative space for those who enjoy words to pause, take a breath and invest time in self-discovery. Using a range of literature, including poems, stories and lyrics, as springboards, we will explore universal themes in a creative context. A combination of reading, group discussion and expressive/creative writing will be used to promote growth and wellbeing.
The therapeutic benefits of both reading and writing are becoming increasingly recognised. These sessions will provide the tools for making new connections and discoveries, nurture creativity and build self-understanding and confidence.
Participants will have the opportunity to experience a variety of writing techniques, many of which can be used in a personal journal. Here, the focus will be on the expression of the writer’s thoughts and feelings as a means of achieving greater self-awareness, balance and clarity. A love of words is a wonderful starting point, but participants new to writing will benefit just as much as those with experience.
About Samantha Gray
Having studied creative writing at the Open University, Samantha Gray has become increasingly involved in therapeutic writing, facilitating workshops in a variety of community and healthcare settings and publishing articles on subjects like coping with bereavement. She is a member of Lapidus, the Writing for Wellbeing Organisation and a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education.
Alongside her career as a teacher, Sam is currently training with the National Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy to gain credentials in the field of poetry therapy: the interactive use of literature to promote healing. Sam believes strongly in the potential of journaling to enhance wellbeing and has delivered courses such as Journaling for Recovery as well as running a group at Nottinghamshire Hospice with bereavement counsellors, which uses poetry to explore issues around self-care and loss.
Book your place
The price for attendance to all six sessions of this course is £55.00 for general admission and £40 for NWS members.
Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.