Write & Thrive, one day workshop – Sunday14th May 2017, 11.00 to 4.00 pm

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On Sunday 14th May 2017, between 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Write and Thrive will be facilitating a one day creativity and wellbeing workshop in  The Exchange workspace (next door to Matthews Yard). Cost £25 –  Advance booking is required.

The workshop will have two main areas of focus.

Writing creatively

To enable you to start or return to writing, helping you to overcome barriers and develop a regular writing habit. There will be less emphasis on technique and skill and more on facilitating creativity, exploration and curiosity. I want you to have fun with this and to be surprised.

Writing for wellbeing

An introduction to the many health and wellbeing benefits of writing. We’ll explore how to use writing as a support mechanism; as an organising and problem solving tool; to facilitate emotional expression; as a means to developing greater self-awareness; to access memories; to make sense of things that have happened and as a flexible and varied tool that can support you through life’s up and downs.

What will you need?

• Paper/notepad
• Something to write with
• Curiosity and a sense of adventure

A common barrier to creativity is fear of criticism; a concern that what you produce will not be good enough.
For that reason, a key feature of the workshops is to provide a non-judgemental environment. You can try things out and it won’t be possible to get it wrong.

Where can I find a workshop?

This workshop will be running The Exchange workspace, next door to Matthews Yard, a vibrant arts, cultural and community hub in the centre of Croydon, just off Surrey Street.

 

Book your place here

Send me an email at writeandthrive@gmail.com if you’d like more information.

 

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Write & Thrive, workshops – from September 2016

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From September 2016, Write and Thrive will be offering two five week writing modules at:

The Exchange Workspace Croydon, CR0 1UH, (next door to Matthews Yard).
Advance booking is required.

The modules are designed to enable participants to build on learning from each workshop and develop from week to week.

Each module is self-contained. However, participating in both may provide additional benefit as one topic overlaps and enhances the other.

Modules are open to all, no prior experience is required.

 

Module 1 – Stories of your life: writing for personal development, self-discovery & well being

Starts on Tuesday, 27th September 2016. 7-9 p.m. for 5 weeks

An introduction to the many health and well being benefits of writing. This module is an opportunity to reflect on, make sense of, remember and celebrate aspects of your life and to explore some of the support and well being benefits that writing can offer. The workshops will provide you with the opportunity to develop a richer self-awareness, and experience writing as a flexible tool that can support you through life’s ups and downs.

Cost: £50 per 5 week module (£40 for Matthews Yard members)

Book your place here

Module 2 – Writing fiction: get started, keep going

Starts on Tuesday, 8th November 2016. 7-9 p.m. for 5 weeks

This module is designed to enable participants to start or return to writing fiction, helping to overcome barriers and develop a regular writing routine. The workshops are planned to encourage curiosity, experimentation and creative expression; helping participants to ignore the inner critic and unleash their creativity.

By the end of the module participants will have practiced techniques to generate ideas and material for writing fiction and have learned ways to establish a regular writing routine.

Cost: £50 per 5 week module (£40 for Matthews Yard members)

Book your place here

How can I find the location?

The workshops are based at:

The Exchange Workspace
Ground Floor, The Exchange
6 Scarbrook Road
Croydon, CR0 1UH.  Accessed via Surrey Street Market through to Exchange Square or quickly found off Scarbrook Road.  Based next door to Matthews Yard.

Send me an email at writeandthrive@gmail.com if you’d like more information.

 

Write &Thrive workshops. Feedback from previous participants.

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“I like the supportive and encouraging ethos that’s created within the group.”

“I like the pace and the suggestions and prompts given for journaling.”

“Supportive group environment.”

“Great that we could share ideas each week, but felt no pressure to do so.”

“Other people were great but the course was not dependent on this, which is also good.”

“The sessions were really well programmed, run efficiently and in a nice sequence – very friendly and comfortable.”

“Supportive learning environment, wasn’t intimidating.”

“Techniques to stimulate writing worked well.”

“The half-finished imperfection of the venue – it was a great metaphor for just starting to write – it was really great and surpassed my expectations.”

“Having the five sessions linked together which allowed me to stick with a piece of writing and build on it worked well.”

“Always facilitated in a very encouraging and supportive way. ”

“Good to write through bad days and be encouraged to keep the pen moving.”

Details and booking information for future workshops here: https://writeandthrive.com/2017/04/12/write-thrive-one-day-workshop-sunday14th-may-2017-11-00-to-4-00-pm/

 

Write & Thrive, new workshops – 2016

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From January 2016, Write and Thrive will be offering two new writing modules, in descART.es Lounge, Unit 1, The Exchange (next door to Matthews Yard). Advance booking is required.

The modules are designed to enable participants to build on learning from each workshop and develop from week to week.

Each module is self-contained. However, participating in both may provide additional benefit as one topic overlaps and enhances the other.

Modules are open to all, no prior experience is required.

Module 1 – Writing fiction: get started, keep going

Starts on Tuesday, 19th January 2016. 7-9 p.m. for 5 weeks

This module is designed to enable participants to start or return to writing fiction, helping to overcome barriers and develop a regular writing routine. The workshops are planned to encourage curiosity, experimentation and creative expression; helping participants to ignore the inner critic and unleash their creativity.

By the end of the module participants will have practiced techniques to generate ideas and material for writing fiction and have learned ways to establish a regular writing routine.

Cost: £50 per 5 week module (£40 for Matthews Yard members)

Book your place here

 

Module 2 – Stories of your life: writing for personal development, self-discovery & wellbeing

Starts on Tuesday, 1st March 2016. 7-9 p.m. for 4 weeks

An introduction to the many health and wellbeing benefits of writing. This module is an opportunity to reflect on, make sense of, remember and celebrate aspects of your life and to explore some of the support and wellbeing benefits that writing can offer. The workshops will provide you with the opportunity to develop a richer self-awareness, and experience writing as a flexible tool that can support you through life’s ups and downs.

Cost: £40 per 4 week module (£35 for Matthews Yard members)

Book your place here

 

Where can I find a workshop?

The workshops are running in descART.es Lounge, Unit 1, The Exchange (next door to Matthews Yard), CR0 1UH

Send me an email at writeandthrive@gmail.com if you’d like more information.

 

Write and Thrive – Croydon workshops – now booking

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Write and thrive, weekly writing workshops for creativity and wellbeing  started on 8th September 2015.

Where can I find a workshop?

The  workshops are running at Matthews Yard, a vibrant arts, cultural and community hub in the centre of Croydon, just off Surrey Street. Find details of the Croydon workshop here

How do I book or find out more?

Cost: £10 per person per session (£8 for Matthews Yard members)

Book your place  here:

Send me an email at writeandthrive@gmail.com if you’d like more information.

Potential Health benefits of writing

  • Reduced stress
  • Improved emotional resilience
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved mood
  • Feelings of greater psychological wellbeing
  • Improved immune system

Steve Wybourn, creator of writeandthrive