Writing for Wellbeing

I have lived experience using creative writing and poetry as a way to process life challenges and as a way to explore creativity. I offer a safe space to explore the hidden. This approach often leads to insights and light bulb moments that surface on the page. I run small workshops for beginners to introduce you to different techniques exploring your inner world and to inspire your creative potential.

I’m particularly interested in helping new parents to use poetry, a manageable form, to process their experiences and find a beneficial way to spend those all-important and precious moments of ‘me time’.

I’m a freelance wellbeing writer and a published poet with an MA in Creative Writing (Birkbeck, London). I’m currently working on my debut collection of poetry about sleep, dreams and the subconscious mind. There’s more about my work here: www.leahlarwood.co.uk

I have undertaken various CPD and short courses in mindfulness, counselling and writing therapy. I’m currently training with the International Federation of Biblio Poetry Therapy under the supervision of world leading Poetry Therapist, psychologist & author, Dr Geri Chavis.

Interested in learning more? You might like to read this article I wrote about the therapeutic powers of poetry for In the Moment magazine.

What is writing for wellbeing, and how does it differ to creative writing?

Transformational Writing: Emerging into Spring

£15 | 11 April | 11am – 1pm (GMT) via Zoom

As we emerge back into the world, take a moment to reflect on what has passed, exploring your inner strengths from the last 12 months, and your own “inner blossom”.. Appreciate the resourceful ways you have dealt with vulnerability. Discover the power of community and collective by building connections through participations, as we emerge deeper into spring and back into the world.

to book email me: leah@themoonlab.net

Coventry Peace Orchard: Writing for Wellbeing (free)

15 April 2021 | 7 – 9 pm OR 17 April 2021 | 11am – 12pm

A full funded (free) workshop via The Coventry Peace Orchard for those who have been shielding or self-isolating during the pandemic in Coventry.

Dream Writing Workshop: Nocturnal Journaling

8 May 2021 | 5 – 7pm OR 29 May 2021 | 5 – 7pm

Zoom Workshop Goal: Use your dreams to understand yourself better. Learn the golden rules of dream journaling, the benefits of documenting your dreams, and take part in some guided writing exercises to help you process and explore your dreams. Understand more about your dreams, to find creative inspiration while you sleep and how you can use your dreams to inform your writing or other creative projects. No writing experience is needed, just a desire to write and an active curiosity about your dreams.

to book email me: leah@themoonlab.net

£25 (US $35) (concessions available)

Find your writing voice, step within

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