How to Survive Christmas? - A Writing for Wellbeing Workshop
A Writing for Wellbeing Workshop on Saturday 11th November - 10am - 4.30pm at the Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Cost for the day £55 - booking is essential - please contact: [email protected] or call 07719 736600
Please bring your own lunch
Further information can be found on the Norwich Wellbeing Centre website here
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This is a one day workshop for those who want to approach and experience the Christmas and New Year holiday season in a more authentic way and free themselves from the expectations, constraints and pressures that may be felt during this time of year.
This is a day for those who want to benefit from exploring their thoughts and feelings about Christmas and the holiday season using expressive writing.
This is for anybody who is interested in how expressive writing can help them explore their feelings about this tricky time of year and who want to ensure the Christmas and holiday sea-son is an enjoyable and fulfilling time, not just a time to be ‘got through’.
No previous experience of writing is required, nor is there any need to worry about spelling, gram-mar or punctuation, only a willingness to reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.
Writing is a way to generate an attitude of positivity. It enhances feelings of motivation and well-ness, as well as promoting ease in writing skills and creative thinking.
We will utilise various prompts such as: words, poems, art, post-cards, metaphors, positive affirmations, stories and music.
Sharing of writing and participation in the exercises will completely be on a voluntary basis. Facilitators will encourage participation but will be mindful and respectful of each person and their needs.
Jacqui Empson-High is a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, supervisor and poet with over 15 years experience working therapeutically with individuals and groups. She has a background in the NHS having worked as a nurse in the specialist area of oncology nursing and end of life care and then as an administrator. She currently works in private practice, the voluntary sector and at the Norwich Centre. She runs a monthly Writing for Wellbeing group at Wymondham Library and also one at a local cancer charity.
Lyn Hazleton is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, writer, artist and a committed yoga practitioner. She has over 7 years experience working with people in a therapeutic setting using an integrative approach. An integrative approach refers to an infusion of a person’s personality and needs and focusses on promoting healing and wellbeing and facilitating wholeness, taking into consideration what works for an individual. Lyn has her own private practise and has worked for voluntary organisations including The Big C and Starthrowers (both local cancer charities) and for an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) service. She has a background in the corporate sector, is experienced in project management and working in groups. Lyn has written several short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 11th November.