Workshops

ONE-OFF WORKSHOPS

L Napran photo_0017Workshops this year are offered both online and at in person at the Covid-secure venue of Dilston Physic Garden. 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 online workshops are being arranged for later this year, watch this space for new postings. You can also follow us on Twitter @write4wellbeing or on Facebook to see notices of workshops.

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 online workshops. 1-to- online sessions are also available. Watch here for more info, or email contact@writingforwellbeing.co.uk to be put on our email newsletter list.

 

2020 WORKSHOPS

 

ONLINE

SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020poetry is music
2pm to 4pm (UK time)
Online using Zoom
Inspired by Poetry – Mindful Writing
Only £15

Numbers are limited to 10 people, so let me know soon if you’d like to come.
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 gentle 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. Enjoy some special time writing and chatting with like-minded people.

Anyone can do it, and you never have to read anything you’ve written aloud. All writing levels are welcome, you don’t even need any writing experience at all. There will be a 10-minute break at the halfway point. We’ll be meeting online on Zoom, which is really easy to use. After booking, you will receive a Zoom link by email. Just click on that and welcome to our session!

Participants are welcome from anywhere in the world, although instructions and discussions will be conducted in English. Please note that workshop time is GMT. This is a handy online time zone converter (just type in London as first time zone and the time of the workshop, then add your own location to see the equivalent time where you are) – https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

ONLINE

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2020poetry is music
10am to 12pm (UK time)
Online using Zoom
Inspired by Poetry – Mindful Writing
Only £15

***This is a repeat of the 22 November workshop***

Numbers are limited to 10 people, so let me know soon if you’d like to come.
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 gentle 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. Enjoy some special time writing and chatting with like-minded people.

Anyone can do it, and you never have to read anything you’ve written aloud. All writing levels are welcome, you don’t even need any writing experience at all. There will be a 10-minute break at the halfway point. We’ll be meeting online on Zoom, which is really easy to use. After booking, you will receive a Zoom link by email. Just click on that and welcome to our session!

Participants are welcome from anywhere in the world, although instructions and discussions will be conducted in English. Please note that workshop time is GMT. This is a handy online time zone converter (just type in London as first time zone and the time of the workshop, then add your own location to see the equivalent time where you are) – https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

MORE AUTUMN 2020 and 2021 ONLINE WORKSHOPS PENDING – TO BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON
2021

 

SATURDAY 22 MAY 2021
10 am to 1 pm
[Details to come]
at
DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN
Corbridge (near Hexham)
Northumberland      NE45 5QZ

 

SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2021
10 am to 1 pm
[Details to come]
at
DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN
Corbridge (near Hexham)
Northumberland      NE45 5QZ

 

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17 October 2020
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11 October 2020
Finding New Perspectives
Online

22 September 2020
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12 September 2020
Mindful Writing for Awareness
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5 September 2020
Writing away Stress for a Calmer You
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18 July 2020
Writing your Life’s Journey
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15 March 2020
Mindful Writing for Awareness
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29 Sept 2019
Writing your Life’s Journey
York Yoga Studio

21 Sept 2019
Creative Mindfulness
at Tranquility Weekend
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7 Sept 2019
Opening Up to Kindness
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9 June 2019
Journalling for Personal Development
Dilston Physic Garden

11 May 2019
Journalling for Personal Development
Dilston Physic Garden

10 March 2019
Nature as Inspiration
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3 Feb 2019
Poetry for Healing
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30 Sept 2018
Journalling for Personal Growth
York Yoga Studio

16 Sept 2018
Storytelling for Self-Exploration
Thought Foundation, Birtley

8 Sept 2018
Nature as Inspiration
Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

July 2018
Sound Writing
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24 June 2018
Mindfulness and Calm
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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
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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
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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
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29 November 2015
Change and Growth
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22 October 2015
Two Writing for Wellbeing sessions
Professional Development Day, Newcastle College

18 October 2015
Balance and Perspective
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19 September 2015
Mindfulness and Calm
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13 September 2015
Balance and Perspective
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2 August 2015
Mindfulness and Calm
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31 May 2015
Mindfulness and Calm
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