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ON ZOOM: Your Write to Resilience   

**This class will be taught on zoom**

Your Write to Resilience is a guided wellness practice based on the science of journaling. The process of expressing our emotions through writing has been shown in numerous studies to improve both physical and mental well-being. In Your Write to Resilience, we put pen to paper, writing as fast as we can, capturing our first thoughts - writing over our inner critic. This process offers a way to develop a new habit that boosts resilience during challenging times.

This is not a writing instruction class or workshop - there are no rules or requirements. Our writing will be sloppy, loose, and imperfect! Together we will co-create a safe space to express our thoughts and feelings through words.

For the artist in you, Your Write to Resilience is also a great way to generate beautiful raw materials for poems, blogs or memoirs. For newcomers and experienced writers alike, this process is an effective tool for getting down on paper the ideas that you have been wanting to develop. 

In each class the instructor will offer a different set of writing prompts to explore our resilience. To get started, she’ll read poetry or prose and everyone will write in lively 5 -10-minute bursts, capturing anything that comes to mind, without pausing, amending, or editing. The goal is to write faster than your inner critic! 

At the end of each writing burst, you can choose to read out loud what we have written. When you read there is no need for explanations. Participants will just read the raw material created.  The purpose is to provide a process for each of you to reflect and release your thoughts. With that in mind, the rest of us will listen with appreciation and refrain from offering comments or critiques.  

 

Week By Week Outline:

Each session will close with time to silently reflect on what was uncovered through the writing and perhaps identify a personal commitment.  
 

The design for each class is:

  • 12 min - Welcome, Check-In, Warm Up Activity

  • 10 min - First Poem/Prose Prompt followed by 8-minute writing period

  • 10 min - Participants have an opportunity to read what they have written 

  • 12 min - Second Poem/Prose Prompt followed by 10-minute writing period

  • 12 min - Participants have an opportunity to read what they have written 

  • 12 min - Third Poem/Prose Prompt followed by 10-minute writing period

  • 12 min - Participants have an opportunity to read what they have written 

  • 10 min - Close - Short guided meditation and reflection on what has been written

 
  • ON ZOOM: Your Write to Resilience
  • Fee: $125.00
    Dates: 8/9/2024 - 9/13/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 6
    Building: Online
    Room:
    Instructor: Kathryn Goldman
    Seats Available: 3

    **This class will be taught on Zoom**

    Your Write To Resilience is a guided wellness practice.  

    This class provides participants with an opportunity to enhance their resilience through writing.

    This class is based upon extensive research which demonstrates that expressing our emotions through writing can improve both physical and mental well-being.  

    I will facilitate six 90-minute classes using different writing prompts to explore resilience. 

    We will write in unrestricted 8 to 10-minute bursts. At the end of each burst, people can share what they have written if desired.  This is not a writing instruction class. We do not engage in feedback or critiques. 

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