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 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’ve studied therapeutic writing with the UK’s leading Poetry Therapist, Victoria Field, and am currently undertaking further training in Biblio Poetry Therapy.
Interested in learning more? You might like to read this article I wrote about the therapeutic powers of poetry for In the Moment magazine.
Writing Your Way to Happiness
Creative Writing for Wellbeing
£55 | DATE TBC 2020 | 10.30am – 4pm
Realise the transformative benefits of therapeutic writing on your daily life. Learn ways to start using writing as a tool for processing your life experiences and making sense of the world, using obstacles or confusion as a source of inspiration to find the twinkles in the coal pile. A day of guided exercises from poetry to journaling and other reflective writing to tap into your potential. Leave with a host of ideas and techniques to take home and start your own practise.
to book email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream Writing Workshop
£40 | DATE TBC 2020 | 11am – 3pm (limited spaces)
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: email@example.com