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?

Winter: The Spring of Genius (SOLD OUT)

An Online Writing Course for Self-Discovery and Wellness

£60 | 5-weeks from 20 Jan until 17 Feb, 6pm-7.30pm (GMT)

This 5-week writing for wellbeing series, offers a safe and creative space to harness the season’s wild and still nature, in all its magnificent messiness and seeming harshness. Discovering what you can learn about yourself in winter, through poetry and other writing exercises, this course is about finding the twinkles in the coal pile: Understanding how you feel about winter, what you’re grateful for, how you can embrace it, and, survive and thrive the rest of the winter.

Understand where you are in winter, what you are grateful for, leaning into the dark to find the light, embracing darkness and stillness and the alchemy of winter.

to book email me: leah@themoonlab.net

Planting seeds: Winter Wellbeing Writing

Transitioning from winter into spring


This writing for wellbeing 5-week course offers a safe and creative space to explore the final month of winter, arguably the hardest stretch for some, and transitioning from the season’s wild and still nature, into the first glimpses of spring. Discovering what you can learn about yourself through poetry and writing exercises, this course is about emerging from the depths of darkness anew.

The purpose of this course isn’t to master form or learn how to write a poem, but to simply throw any rules into wild abandon, and instead, write for yourself and for your own wellbeing and inner growth. Though, often people will find inspiration for poems and stories through this type of work, it’s a happy accident, rather than the main purpose of this approach.

to book email me: leah@themoonlab.net

A love letter to self

£15 | 14 Feb | 3 – 5pm (GMT) via Zoom

An act of self-love…

Using poetry and writing prompts to fully understand the concept of self-compassion and the ways in which we sometimes judge ourselves unknowingly.

Exploring how to overcome the barriers preventing self-compassion and identifying opportunities for change.

While learning how to tango with that inner critic and enhance how we feel about ourselves through compassion-based meditations.

to book email me: leah@themoonlab.net

Dream Writing Workshop: Nocturnal Journaling

20 March 2021 | 5 – 7pm (max 8) OR 17 April 2021 | 5 – 7pm (max 8)

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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