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?

The Royal Road to Dreams: An Online Writing Series for Self-Discovery and Wellness 

Starts Sunday 20 June 2021 (for 6 weeks)
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

This series offers a safe and creative space to harness and explore your nocturnal world using poetry, writing exercises and journaling, to help you to discover new insights, deepen your connection with your unconscious mind, and to understand yourself better.

Establish a dream journal practise, understand how to write affirmations to support your dream work and guide your dreams, notice what your dreams are signalling to you and learn to embrace and explore anxiety dreams or nightmares. Each week we will focus on a different function of sleep and dreams.

£60 (US $85) for 6 weeks

Dream Writing Workshop: Nocturnal Journaling

7 August 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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