Workshops

ONE-OFF WORKSHOPS

L Napran photo_0017Workshops are offered at locations in the North East, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Glasgow, and beyond. 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 County Durham, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Watch here for more info, or email contact@writingforwellbeing.co.uk to be put on our email newsletter list.

 

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBERThe Hub
10 am to 1 pm
Mindfulness and Calm
at
TCR The HUB
Shaw  Bank
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
DL12 8TD
Only £25
To book a place email contact@writingforwellbeing.co.uk
or message me on my Facebook page

We will be doing writing activities designed to release the words within you in a positive and creative way. Our focus will be on mindfulness and calm. These enjoyable activities will help you learn to live in the present moment and find peace in everyday life. Writing for Wellbeing increases self-awareness, fosters clarity and insight, and lifts your mood.

Remember – writing is good for you!  No previous writing experience needed, all writing levels welcome. You never have to read aloud anything you have written. Just come and enjoy some writing at this lovely venue with like-minded and friendly people. Refreshments can be purchased from the excellent Hub café.

 

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBERYork Yoga Studio Sign
7 pm to 9 pm
Creative Mindfulness
at
YORK YOGA STUDIO
112 Acomb Road
York
YO24 4EY
Only £20 (hot drinks and biscuits included)
To book a place call 01904 785704
or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk

Couldn’t we all use a bit more mindfulness? It’s all about focusing on whatever on 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. Join us for some lovely writing activities which can help you find that mindful focus in a creative way! All this in the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere of York Yoga Studio.

No previous writing experience needed, all writing levels welcome. You never have to read aloud anything you have written. Just come and give it a go and enjoy this beautiful venue with like-minded and friendly people. (Please note that the programme for this workshop is different to the one in my Mindfulness and Calm workshop.)

 

SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBERpure-yoga-oct-2016-no-1
1 pm to 4 pm
Poetry for Healing
at
PURE YOGA CHESHIRE
29 Charlotte Street
Macclesfield, Cheshire
SK11 6JB
Only £30 (hot drinks and biscuits included)
To book a place call 07909 144414
or email info@pureyogacheshire.co.uk

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 aloud anything you have written. Just come and give it a go and enjoy this beautiful venue with like-minded and friendly people.

You will have the choice of sitting on the floor of the studio or sitting on chairs. Blankets and bolsters will be available for the comfort of those who like to sit on the floor, but if you’d like to bring any blankets or cushions of your own, please do. Clipboards will be provided for a writing surface.

 

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SOME PAST WORKSHOPS

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