Writing for Wellbeing for those in the Caring Professions

If you work with people in a therapeutic and caring capacity for a living, or are training to do so, being able to reflect on your experiences, is an integral part of being a caring professional, and can

contribute to our sense of wellbeing.

These workshops are designed specifically with YOU in mind.



The aim of these workshops is  to introduce you to new techniques that you can incorporate into your professional as well as personal lives, for example creative, expressive and reflective writing. Combining these types of writing using creative 'prompts' and techniques, including poetry,fiction and memoir, can offer you  a more liberating,creative means of reflection and self-expression,for your personal and professional life. alongside the more formal professional logs and portfolios necessary in working life.

No specialist or prior experience of creative writing is needed, just an openness and willingness to give writing a go!

Following valuable feedback from delegates from the first block of workshops for those in  healthcare fields and the community workshops, these will now be TWO hour workshops on

Saturday evenings 19:00-21:00PM GMT  

Cost per workshop: 

£40 for all staff/academics

£30 for postgraduate & undergraduate students /unwaged/voluntary sector workers


We will work as a small group (minimum 2 participants, maximum 6 participants), to collaboratively create a safe, confidential and supported space, to explore experiences, related to life within and/or outside your profession.

 

We will use a  range of enjoyable and creative ways of reflecting and self-expression through writing and you will be invited to share your writing and or/ your experience of the writing process.(Frequently Asked Questions)


Image by Chris Lawton

CHANGE : OBSTACLE OR OPPORTUNITY?

SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER  2022

Online via Zoom platform:

19:00- 21:00PM GMT

Change is inevitable in life, and often unpredictable. It can bring opportunity but also be uncomfortable, and we can find ourselves resisting change.

How do you deal with change in your working life? 
What do you wish to change?

Explore your own ideas in response to a range of writing prompts around this theme.

Brown Wood

THE RHETORIC OF RESILIENCE

Online via Zoom platform:

SATURDAY 14th JANUARY 2023

19:00 -21:00 GMT

What does the term 'resilience' mean to you, in a professional and personal capacity?

Drawing on your own experiences of preceding and during the pandemic, we will use a mix of reflective, creative, expressive writing and poetry therapy techniques and carefully selected and created resources, to explore what the concepts of resilience, burnout, moral injury mean to you and for you as professionals and as individuals.

Lighthouse Wide

 FINDING YOUR SPACE AND PLACE

Online via Zoom platform:

RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY 18th February 2023

19:00- 21:00PM GMT

How much of your true, authentic self, do you bring to your work,and how much do you leave behind?

This session will use a combination of approaches including poetry and life to explore themes of identity, sense of self, and boundaries between work and personal life personas.