THE BODY OF WRITING24.09.16
A one day workshop to introduce the practice of mindful writing. You will learn how to develop a creative and therapeutic inner process, to release stress, and move from the chatter of the mind to a distilled creativity, essence and simplicity. What is written can be powerfully healing and a deep creative source. To create the space for this, privacy is important and what is written will not be read out loud, though there will be discussion and sharing of the process itself.
In contrast to ʻcreative writingʼ, the intention here is not to produce a product, something that makes sense or is well crafted. It is delving freely into a realm of body-psyche-word, with exercises that are simple, easy and fun!
10.45 – 11.30 Introduction to the ideas behind mindful writing practice and “soma-logos”
11.30 – 13.00 A guided co-conscious writing exercise and opportunity to share
13.00 – 14.00 Organic vegetarian lunch
14.00 – 15 .00 Guided meditation embodying the morning process. Sharing of thoughts
15.00 – 16.00 Developing the interplay of word-image-metaphor-the somatic/physical
ABOUT HELEN BEALE
Helen is an experienced body therapist. She has practised Craniosacral Therapy for over 15 years, exploring the unity of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Having studied literature and creative writing in her youth she has gradually fulfilled a desire to release writing from its ʻcerebralʼ reputation, by reducing rational input and uniting it more fully with the body and unconscious imagination. The result is a unique holistic writing process with the potential to heal.
Saturday, 24th September 2016
From 10.45 to 16.00 / £130