Words for Wellbeing - a regular monthly writing for wellbeing group in Wymondham
Have you been told by others that you cannot write? Did all the 'rules' about writing just seem too much to deal with?
Would you like to find a new way of writing to help yourself and make new friends in the process? Do you find yourself feeling lonely? Is it hard for you to get out and make new friends? Is being in a group difficult? Do you have mental health issues and feel you are alone with your feelings? Do you just want to try something different?
Come along and try a new, supportive group in Wymondham where you can write without rules, expectations or judgements. Not sure if it is for you? Come along and give it a go. If you feel it isn't for you then there is no pressure on you to continue.
The regular group is up and running now and is open to all. Many thanks to Star Throwers who allow us to use their premises for our gatherings. The group is not affiliated to Star Throwers in any way. It meets monthly on alternate weekend mornings with our next meeting being on:
Sunday 14th April 2019 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.
The group meets at Star Throwers, 30 Melton Road, Wymondham NR18 0BD.
There is free parking and the number 6 Konnect bus stops along Melton Road
(Cost: whatever you can afford as a donation to cover teas, coffees and supplies)
The group is facilitated by Jacqui Empson-High, (Registered MBACP) an experienced Counsellor, Supervisor, Poet and Writing for Wellbeing practitioner.
Contact Jacqui directly to find out more about the group, how the alternating mornings work and what writing for wellbeing is all about, using the links on this website.
How to Survive Christmas? - A Writing for Wellbeing Workshop
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.