Writing for Wellbeing for those in Healthcare-related fields



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 E-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!

Cost per workshop: 

£20  for qualified staff/academics

£15  for students /unwaged

Being able to reflect on our experiences, is an integral part of being professionals, and can also contribute to our sense of wellbeing.

These set of  four workshops are designed with YOU in mind.
We will work as a small group (minimum 3 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)


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 1.COMMUNITY: ISOLATION AND CONNECTION​

Online via Zoom platform:

Saturday 27th March 2021

11:00 AM-12.30 PM(GMT)

OR

15:30-17:00PM (GMT)

What do the terms  isolation, connection' and community mean to you?

Drawing on experiences of actual and potential isolation from,and connection with  peers, friends and family, preceding and during the pandemic, we will use a mix of reflective, creative, expressive writing and poetry therapy techniques, to explore what being isolated and connected means to us, personally and professionally,

 2.COMMUNICATION:FINDING YOUR VOICE,BEING HEARD

Online via Zoom platform:

Saturday 24th April 2021

11:00AM-12.30PM(GMT)

OR

15:30-17:00PM(GMT)

When was the last time you felt listened to?When was the last time you felt truly heard? Is there a difference?

Using textual and mixed media prompts, you will be invited to explore these areas, and draw on your own experiences at work and/or in your personal life, to reflect

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 3.IDENTITY:WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

Online via Zoom platform:

Saturday 22nd May 2021

11:00AM-12.30PM(GMT)

OR

15:30-17:00PM(GMT)


What stories do we need to tell?What is your story?

In this workshop , using examples from memoir, fiction and poetry as prompts, we will explore the influence that others' stories and expectations have on us as people, on our identity, development and our wellbeing.

 4.FLICKER AND FLARE-KEEPING THE FLAME ALIGHT

Online via Zoom platform:

RESCHEDULED TO: SATURDAY 24th JULY 2021

11:00AM-12.30PM(GMT)

What and /or who gives you hope and inspiration?What are you grateful for?

In this final workshop in this block of four, we will use the above questions as 'prompts,' and explore our personal attitudes and feelings to oft- quoted phrases such as:'gratitude','kindness' and 'resilience', as well as responses to examples of poetry and prose .Together, we will explore and share our ideas on celebrating the future and moving forwards.