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Your Story - from Straw to Gold (1 hour - 12 hours) We live our life forward yet read it backwards. To contemplate the story within our wandering life’s path, we will use prompts, meditation, storytelling techniques, and writing to illuminate our inner landscapes, glean rich insights and find creative inspiration in our life experience. (No previous writing is necessary. Suitable for everyone) Creative Journaling - Where Magic Happens Nourish your artistic spirit and writing with inspirational exercises, activities and mediations. These will use your imagination and intuition to uncover more clarity and passion. By tapping into your creative flow, you can discover and develop your talents and abilities.
Writing the Seasons - Claim Your Evolving Story (2-14 hours) Like the seasons, our life patterns journey around in cycles and spirals. We will use summer, fall, winter, spring as inspiration for self-reflection to free our inner rhythms, to befriend adversity with courage, and to harvest the insights gained from our experience. This will reveal the mystery of our unfolding selves, free our inner rhythms to become more creative and passionate human beings.
Have Tea with Your Inner Critic Most of us are plagued by inner voices that stop us in our creative tracks. We will explore how to own and release them, by making them characters in a story or small vignettes. By making them ‘real’ we transform them into allies and enrich our writing. (This is an interactive workshop using zoom web conferencing platform.) Know Your Ancestors Create stories to enrich future generations. Bring photos, letters, artifacts or stories to help you explore, reflect and write about you and your family’s place in history. Imaginative exercises and meditations will enable you to glean the wisdom and legacy of your ancestry. “Researching my family tree has made me much more aware of the fragility of life and how important it is to live my full potential every day.”Charlotte Ward
All Stressed Up and Nowhere To Go (45 mins - 6 hours) Are you sometimes overwhelmed by all the demands on your time? Do you want to gain more control over yourself at work and home? Don't let your days run you over. Gain more control of your time and life by integrating your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual intelligences. “Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” Anonymous From Strife to Strength - Conflict Resolution for the Workplace (1hour - 16 hours) Conflict isn't the end - it is the beginning of a change for the better. It's how you handle it that makes the difference. Successful problem solvers are not born, they are trained. Build your skills. Learn to recognize conflict patterns, what triggers and escalates conflict in others, how to communicate and provide constructive feedback. Problem solving skills will help you work more productively and collaboratively with clients, colleagues and supervisors.
Tap the Wild Fire - Manage Workplace Emotions (45min - 6 hours) Experience emotional awareness, recognize triggers, generate positive emotion, and express feelings with control, confidence and composure.
What people are saying: “The evaluations for the Life Writing workshop were excellent.” Franka Best, Program Designer, Continuing Education, Calgary Board of Education.
“Everything about your course was so inspiring, energizing, and sacred. Those evenings were very special to me and I already miss having that in my week. Thank you so much for the new ideas that you provided, along with the encouragement to write and share. The experience ignited something inside of me that I didn't know was there.” Carla Bitz
“Thank you for all of your efforts with us struggling writers! I am guessing you were very pleased with our last night - what an amazing set of stories. I am not sure how you do it but you know how to bring stuff out in people.” Kim Manning
“Thank you for all your wisdom you shared through the Life Writing classes I have taken. They were some of my favorite classes I’ve ever signed up for. It was such a beautiful thing to sit in a room full of women and share our unique stories. I never knew how creatively I could write before I was nudged by you with all the worksheet prompts and writing exercises. It is a special gift to pass on to someone …thank you.” Sheila Marusik
“I learned I have a lot to give. Through the process of real communication I can make my life and others worthwhile. Working together we can bring out the best in each other.” Ashely Smith, Physical Education Lecturer, Sydney, Australia
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