Using writing to uncover insights, get perspective, spark imagination and sift out nuggets from the noise.
Ways into writing
"A blank page is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God" Sidney Sheldon
This writing workshop explores ways to get participants writing. Not to learn about structure, the rules, the regulations, the expectations. Just to start writing.
Participants will leave having written a good few pages, they'll leave with hints and tips to start and keep writing and the confidence to give it a try in the knowledge that writing just because you enjoy it, is allowed.
Write for your Life - fun, rule free writing for everyone
We use free writing and discussion to explore different topics and themes, or just free flow from one piece to the next. This combination of writing and sharing never fails to connect those taking part in the joys and challenges of being human. It can also be a lot of fun and a great creative outlet.
Workshops are great for stress relief, confidence, and uncovering different perspectives and sometimes surprising insights. It’s also a lovely way to celebrate your ‘you’-ness and realise that you're never alone when you have a pen in your hand.
Creative Me - Exploring Permission
People don't struggle with permission to play football, make curtains or cook great food. But ask someone if they're a writer or an artist, and you often find an anxiety ridden individual who feels like they're knocking on the door of a prestigious members club in pair of scruffy jeans and unwashed hair.
The biggest problem is that people let this get in their way of creating. In this workshop we explore fear and permission so we can gently move these things aside and enjoy creating, whatever that means for us.
Jane Austen Retreat for Modern Women (and Men)
It's my view that we take hardly any time to lay on a fainting couch, take a turn around the living room and just be allowed to recover from day to day life. We lose jobs - crack on and get another one. We lose relationships, get over it and move on. A narcissistic boss haunts our sleeping as well as waking moments - learn to work around it. I could go on, but you all know the drill.Whatever your nervous eclipse, this retreat gives you time to recover, replenish and look after yourself. So don your favourite indoor bonnet and join me for this four hour block of time just for you. If you don't already have it, let me give you permission to do so.
When I grown up - finding purpose
Not everyone comes into this world with a vocation. The rest of us can feel aimless, purposeless, even useless.
This workshops aims to get participants back in touch with the things that they love to do, the things that excite them. It might not directly equal a career path, but connecting with those forgotten joys within us can be liberating and satisfying enough in their own right.
Whose success is it anyway?
Most of us don't stop to think about what success means to us. We're not encouraged to think about it either because what most people find is it's the simple things that really matter (and essentially not things money can buy).
Take time to really stop and think about what living a good life means to you and start measuring yourself by what you want, not what everyone else (seems) to want.
The Declutter room - creating headspace
Life demands alot from us. Distractions, demands, responsibilities. This workshop gives participants a chance to have a good rummage around to see what’s in there (your mind) from day to day irrelevances to recurring thoughts and worries. We'll use creative exercises to get some perspective and insight, examine (and sometimes interrogate) recurring thoughts or beliefs, think about what we’d like to focus on and look at what we’d like to ignore, accept, let go or do something about.
New Year, New Theme
This workshop is full of reflective fun to capture insights, learnings and perspectives to help participants set their intention for the year ahead. It's not about goals or resolutions, more about setting the tone for our life for the year ahead.
Do you know where you're going to?
If you want to keep heading in the right (for you) direction, you need to check in see where you actually are every now and then. It's so easy to drift off course and it can happen in a moment.
Take time to remind yourself what it is you want, where you are, what's getting in the way and find ways to get back on track.