Writing your life story is an act of courage and a way to know yourself more deeply. You don't have to write an entire book to benefit from exploring yourself in depth through writing your life stories.
Stories are how our ancestors wove the fabric of meaning and existence as they made their way in their lives. Telling your story helps you to explore yourself, your roots, and your journey through life. Think about taking out your notebook to begin. "One day, this is what happened..." can be a beginning. There are so many beginnings. "Once upon a time" is a powerful beginning. The beginning is the hardest part for most people. Being part of a group helps stimulate ideas and provides support and encouragement for telling your story --
who you are now • how you got here • where you are going • the story you are living
This is an 8-week class. Members will spend time each week writing at home. Prompts and exercises will be offered for each week to help guide writing. Members may choose to share what they have written, though there is no requirement to do so.
We will use a private discussion forum. I will able to post writing exercises and material to read. You may post your writing (if you wish) and read the writing of others. We will use the discussion forum for discussions about the assignments, about writing, about the process of personal exploration through writing. Our network will not be visible to anyone outside of our group and accessible only to members. Ten days after the ending of the class, I will delete all writings and discussion. Because of the format, people are free to participate each day within their own schedule, which will make it easier for everyone to participate.
We will create a safe space for this work by committing to full confidentiality when reading the work posted in this class. Feedback will be supportive, with an eye to the visions and the goals of the writers. The goal is to facilitate you telling your story and to support your intention to write things you may not have written before, not to focus on the mechanics of writing.
Members agree to commit to spending time each day (about 3- 4 hrs per week) reading and writing and commenting on the writing of other class participants and participating in discussions. I will be participating daily in discussions.
The class will be limited to 8 members. The charge for this course is $200, payable via Paypal. Individual consultations are available for an additional fee upon request. A $35.00 registration fee guarantees your place in the group; the remaining $165.00 is due by the start of the course.
Join us. Write your way to those stories. Let them teach you about yourself.
New group forming June 15, 2011. Only 2 spaces remain.
For more information and to register, please click here.