Workshops

ONE-OFF WORKSHOPS

L Napran photo_0017Workshops are offered at locations in the North East, Yorkshire, and Cheshire, and more. Enjoy some time with like-minded and friendly people who love to write in a welcoming atmosphere. You never have to read aloud anything you have written. See below for upcoming workshops. More workshops are always being arranged, watch this space for new postings. You can also follow us on Twitter @write4wellbeing or on Facebook to see notices of workshops. Or book me to do a workshop at your location!

SCHOOLS – I also do workshops specially designed for schools, as a unique approach to helping students use their own creativity to express ideas and emotions, become more self-aware, and engender self-confidence. We may use storytelling, writing prompts such as objects and photographs, and visualization to help words and ideas flow. The activities are fun and easy to do, and are all oriented to encouraging students to try new perspectives and increased mindfulness. Students will gain confidence in their own writing ability, as whatever they write in Writing for Wellbeing is the right thing for them. They can feel comfortable in expressing themselves, as they never have to read aloud what they have written. Writing provides a safe and imaginative way for students to articulate their emotions, think about their lives in a new way, and have some fun in the process.

 

UPCOMING WRITING FOR WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

In addition to the workshops already listed below, we are planning more workshops in locations such as the North East, Yorkshire, and Cheshire. Watch here for more info, or email contact@writingforwellbeing.co.uk to be put on our email newsletter list.

2019 WORKSHOPS

 

SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2019Goudge poetry
10 am to 1 pm
Poetry for Healing
at
THOUGHT FOUNDATION
Clarity House
Durham Road
Birtley, Tyne and Wear
DH3 2TB
Only £30
To book a place email contact@writingforwellbeing.co.uk
or message me on my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/WritingforWellbeingUK/

Poetry has a way of touching our heart and emotions, and can provide a pathway to healing. We will do enjoyable activities inspired by beautiful poems, which encourage us to be more self-aware and practice kindness towards ourselves. You don’t need to be a poet to come to this workshop! As always in Writing for Wellbeing, whatever you write is the right thing for you – so you can choose either to write in prose or have a go at writing poems. Write in the way that is best for you.

No previous writing experience needed, all writing levels welcome. You never have to read anything you’ve written aloud. Just come and give it a go and enjoy the positive and welcoming atmosphere at Thought Foundation.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from Thought Foundation’s marvelous café with their amazing food and cakes (including vegan and gluten-free options). Parking is available in the car park in front of the building.

 

SUNDAY 10 MARCH 2019daffodils
1 pm to 4 pm
Nature as Inspiration
at
YORK YOGA STUDIO
112 Acomb Road
York      YO24 4EY
Only £30 (hot drinks and biscuits included)
To book a place call 01904 785704
or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk

As springtime comes, we’re seeing new growth and nature reviving itself after a time of dormancy and rest. What better time to do a writing workshop on Nature as Inspiration? We’ll do some gentle writing activities centered on the natural world to help us find inner calm, gain some mindful focus, and remind ourselves that the world is a wondrous place.

All this in the beautifully peaceful and welcoming atmosphere of York Yoga Studio – a perfect place for mindful writing. Remember – writing is good for you! You never have to read aloud what you’ve written. And all writing levels are welcome, you don’t even need any writing experience at all. Just bring a notebook and a pen, and your own wonderful enthusiasm to give it a go!

 

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10 am to 1 pm
Journalling for Personal Growth
at
DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN
Corbridge (near Hexham)
Northumberland      NE45 5QZ
Only £30 (hot drinks and biscuits included)
To book a place call 01904 785704
or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk

Journalling is a marvelous tool for encouraging your hopes and dreams, offloading negativity, and finding joy in everyday life. Join us for a morning of finding your own personal wisdom and exploring paths to positivity through creative and enjoyable writing activities. There’s lots of benefits to be had  doing one-off journalling at the workshop. But you may just find that it provides the motivation and tools to keep you writing regularly for your wellbeing – and fun! All this in the beautifully peaceful atmosphere of Dilston Physic Garden – a perfect place for mindful writing.

Remember – writing is good for you! You never have to read aloud what you’ve written. And all writing levels are welcome, you don’t even need any writing experience at all. Just bring a notebook and a pen, and your own wonderful enthusiasm to give it a go!

 

FRIDAY 20 – SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019Tranquillity
Tranquility Weekend
at
Ampleforth Abbey
North Yorkshire YO62 4EY

Writing for Wellbeing will be taking part as a guest tutor in this wonderful weekend of yoga, AyurVeda, and self-discovery. The 3-day weekend is centred around a combination of hatha yoga and simple Ayurvedic routines, set within a framework of traditional yoga
philosophy. Gillian Osborne, a British Wheel of Yoga teacher in the classical Indian tradition, will gently guide participants to explore what it means to be in stillness, yet engaged with the world.

And, as part of this lovely weekend, I’ll be leading a writing workshop on Creative Mindfulness on the Saturday – a journey of inner discovery and self-expression. Mindfulness is all about focusing on whatever you are doing – whether it’s what’s in front of you right now, or something imaginative, or ways to centre and calm your mind. We’ll do some wonderful writing activities to help you use your own creativity to find a mindful focus.

To book a place or for more information email gillian@mrsosbornerecommends.co.uk,
or telephone her on 07880 545 545
Or visit her website http://mrsosbornerecommends.co.uk/tranquility
Prices for the 3-day weekend from £250 (including a special early bird price)

 

 

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SOME PAST WORKSHOPS

 

30 Sept 2018
Journalling for Personal Growth
York Yoga Studio

8 Sept 2018
Nature as Inspiration
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

24 June 2018
Mindfulness and Calm
Thought Foundation, Birtley

19 May 2018
Creative Mindfulness
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

12 May 2018
Poetry for Healing
Pure Yoga Cheshire, Macclesfield

25 March 2018
Change and Growth
Thought Foundation, Birtley

11 March 2018
Opening Up to Kindness
York Yoga Studio

3 November 2017
Creative Mindfulness
York Yoga Studio

1 November 2017
Stress Awareness Day
Newcastle College

23 September 2017
Mindfulness and Calm
TCR The Hub, Barnard Castle

9 September 2017
Poetry for Healing
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

17 June 2017
Storytelling for Self-Exploration
Merchant City Yoga, Glasgow

2 June 2017
Even More Poetry for Healing
York Yoga Studio, York

20 May 2017
Storytelling for Self-Exploration
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

6 May 2017
Storytelling for Self-Exploration
Pure Yoga Cheshire, Macclesfield

8 April 2017
Balance and Perspective
Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle

1 April 2017
Poetry for Healing
Whitley Bay Library

5 March 2017
Stillness and Focus
York Yoga Studio, York

25 February 2017
Mindfulness and Calm
Om Yoga Works, Farsley, Leeds

7 February 2017
Change and Growth
Northumbria Cancer Support Group, Hexham

5 February 2017
Change and Growth
Hospitality and Hope Soup Kitchen, South Shields

27 November 2016
Change and Growth
Merchant City Yoga, Glasgow

5 November 2016
Poetry for Healing
The Lit and Phil Library, Newcastle

29 October 2016
Change and Growth
Pure Yoga Cheshire, Macclesfield

21 October 2016
Truth and Authenticity
York Yoga Studio, York

10 September 2016
Change and Growth
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

19 June 2016
Poetry for Healing
York Yoga Studio, York

17 June 2016
Positive Attitudes towards Change & Growth
CIPD Northern Area Partnership Conference
York

4 June 2016
Storytelling for Self-Exploration
The Lit and Phil Library, Newcastle

21 May 2016
Balance and Perspective
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

30 April 2016
Mindfulness and Calm
Merchant City Yoga, Glasgow

23 April 2016
Mindfulness and Calm
Pure Yoga Cheshire, Macclesfield

17 April 2016
Finding Mindfulness and Perspective
Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley

20 March 2016
Storytelling for Self-Exploration
York Yoga Studio, York

12 March 2016
Mindfulness and Calm
Ecclesfield Library, Sheffield

8 March 2016
Writing for Wellbeing session
Professional Development Day, Newcastle College

20 February 2016
Mindfulness and Calm
The Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle

6 December 2015
Change and Growth
York Yoga Studio, York

29 November 2015
Change and Growth
Westoe Practice, South Shields

22 October 2015
Two Writing for Wellbeing sessions
Professional Development Day, Newcastle College

18 October 2015
Balance and Perspective
Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley

19 September 2015
Mindfulness and Calm
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

13 September 2015
Balance and Perspective
York Yoga Studio, York

2 August 2015
Mindfulness and Calm
The Granary Yoga Studio, Nawton, North Yorkshire

31 May 2015
Mindfulness and Calm
York Yoga Studio, York