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Storied Selves: Writing for Wellbeing for those in the Caring Professions (Online)
Sat 9 Oct 2021 to Sat 15 Jan 2022
Open to all who work with people in a therapeutic capacity professionally, including in all sectors of healthcare, social care, therapy counselling and voluntary sectors, those who are training in the caring professions, and all those who are involved in teaching and training them (including clinicians, academics and students at all levels).

The themes of this set of four workshops are designed to allow you to explore creative and enjoyable ways of exploring and enhancing your wellbeing through creative self-expression, and reflection, through writing and group discussion.

The focus in this type of writing (also known as therapeutic writing) is on the process of writing, more so than on the final ‘product,’ in refreshing and liberating contrast to so much of our professional lives, which are often focused on outcomes and productivity. I believe that this type of writing can provide an enjoyable adjunct to the mandatory reflective writing portfolios many of us are obliged to maintain at work.

My workshops provide a supportive, nurturing and confidential space to engage in a range of enjoyable writing activities, using a blend of creative, expressive and reflective writing approaches, including poetry, fiction, quotes, images and other mixed media, as ‘writing prompts’; participants are then invited to share extracts of their writing and/or reflections on the writing process and/or theme of the workshop, but are not obligated to so, and are certainly and not coerced to share anything unless they feel comfortable to do so.

No formal creative or other writing experience is needed, just a willingness to give writing a go!

As well as being a published poet and short fiction writer, and trained Writing for Wellbeing Facilitator (MA Creative Writing & Personal Development, Sussex University 2005), Storied Selves facilitator Dr Roshni Beeharry, is a former NHS Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine, and is now a Portfolio MEdical Educator at several UK medical schools. She has 25 years of experience of caring for those in hospital and community settings,as well as teaching and training medical students, doctors, nursing and allied health professionals teaching, supporting and has therefore has first-hand lived experience and a deep understanding of the prevailing challenges of being in the Caring Profession.

Dates: Saturdays at 11:00-13:00pm, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December 2021, 15th January 2022 
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost per workshop: £35 full price, £25 undergraduate students/unwaged

Maximum 8 places in total available per workshop (the group will only run with a minimum of 3 participants)

Further details and to book on the Storied Selves, Writing for Wellbeing & Personal Development website

Please use the contact form to contact Roshni about commissions for bespoke workshops for your organisations and teams in the workplace/place of study.

Additional Information:
Location:
Online
Region(s):
UK
Price:
£35-£25 per workshop

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