Saturday, 21 May 2011, 10.00 – 4.30
Writing can be a method of enquiry, a process that increases mindfulness and reveals what is at our own deep centre. It can offer new perspectives on others by imaginatively entering another’s world. Reflective writing can clarify problems and throw up possible solutions. It can reveal to us valuable glimpses of the way we relate to others and to ourselves. Once we cast off any inhibitions about how we ‘should’ write or what ‘good writing’ is, writing offers a valuable way into the unconscious and a spontaneous means of expression.
This experiential workshop is for anyone working in a therapeutic setting interested in the use of reflective writing for personal and professional development. It uses short writing exercises and pair or small group discussion to deepen understanding of the self and others. Some exercises will be aimed specifically at thinking about clients; others are focused on the self and personal relationships. You do not need to be able to write ‘correctly’ or to have any experience of creative writing to take part.
Please bring food for shared lunch. Alternatively, sandwiches can be bought locally.
Venue: Somerset Counselling Centre, 38 Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HD
Facilitator: Chris Banks
Chris Banks is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and a Supervisor with a lifelong interest in literature and writing. She is a published poet and short story writer. She works in private practice in Taunton.