Everybody can write.
Some people say that everyone can sing and I agree.
After facilitating writing workshops for over 20 years, I also maintain that everyone can write.
Many people come to this workshop series wondering if they can write and at the end of the 8 weeks, they declare themselves as writers. Sometimes these words have emerged as songs, poetry, plays or short stories—often with profound personal insights.
Their words on the page have become their voice in the world.
In Sacred Writing Circles – Write Where You Are, we write and we read.
It is a special time for each of us to see and be seen, speak and be heard. Many of us never had that in our life—someone being a loving witness—fully paying attention to what we say and honouring who we are. The more we read, the less we will be concerned about it being good, bad, right, wrong. We stop judging it. It just is. Nathalie Goldberg in her book, Writing Down the Bones says, “If you don’t read aloud, the writing tends to fester like an infected wound in your notebook.”
While being therapeutic, Sacred Writing Circles – Write Where You Are is not a therapy group. We allow the writing to become our wise teacher.
It is also not a critique group. Our souls flourish in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We grow strong in an atmosphere of kindness and respect, knowing we are being supported exactly as we are.
Jeff Richardson, in his book Personal Creativity and Writing, put it this way: “Can you remember a time when you were heard without interruption, distraction or judgment, where the quality of the other person’s attention was so complete it seemed you could feel it? …there was a magic and a power whereby you knew you had been touched, even transformed in a subtle and powerful way. The respect and trust of others given in silence as well as speech or presence, create building blocks of confidence and motivation.”
This atmosphere of safety and trust is the foundation of Sacred Writing Circles – Write Where You Are .
In this writing series you will:
• Have fun
• Break through writer’s block
• Access innate creativity
• Deepen self-awareness
• Enhance self-confidence
• Experience writing as a meditation on the page
• Work together in a safe, supportive community of like-minded others
• Develop strong friendships
And one more thing…expect music, dance and laughter!
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Somewhere deep inside I knew I could write; I just didn't know how to go about it. Thank you for the process you teach; thank you for the liberating safe space you provide and thank you because I can't imagine not writing ever again.–Tommy Bluestein
Dear June, thank you for creating such a sacred, safe and healing place as this group. I so appreciate the wonderfully spiritual, non-judgmental, supportive, loving and talented person and facilitator you are. Your deep love of the written word is always evident. During these past weeks you've given me a deeper appreciation of the benefits and value of this medium both personally and professionally. I loved the different exercises and processes you offered us. They managed to shake things up inside me and challenged me to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone to a place where I feel confident to do this on my own. Yes, my wisdom lies inside of me and the writing brings it out in miraculous ways. Finally, thank you for your ever-present humour and sense of fun!–Love, Irene Boehn-Hill
Dear June, when I put the pen to paper in the form which you taught me, my heart chakra comes alive and stirs my soul into a recognition and familiarity I've never felt before. You have guided me through my frightened blur of confusion to a place of greater clarity and peace - given each of us a greater understanding of our worth, a reaffirmation that we can do it - and it's worth the effort to get to the other side. Always, your approach is gentle, your manner is intensely present, your suggestions appropriate and always heart-felt. Thank you.–Catherine Frieberg-Valaderes