Douglas, Michigan on Saturday, November 3rd, 10am - 2:30pm|
This workshop is NOT just for writers. It's for all of us.
Open, honest writing changes lives, especially the life of the writer. Many studies have confirmed what those who keep a journal already know: a consistent writing practice can improve our physical, mental and emotional health.
Writing clarifies. Writing empowers. Writing heals.
In this workshop, author Scott Stabile will guide you through writing exercises designed to help you unlock deeper truths about yourself, so that you can approach your life with a clearer and more expansive understanding of who you are and what you need in order to live a freer, more fully realized life. Whether you write every day, or have never used writing as a tool for personal growth, you will benefit from this opportunity to connect deeply with your inner voice. The focus here is not on grammar or technique, but on honest and brave internal exploration, and the belief that writing of this nature can lead to self-discovery and personal empowerment.
Some of the themes we'll explore are the following:
* Developing a new relationship with fear so that it no longer controls us
* Embracing vulnerability and overcoming shame
* Using empathy to deepen connections and invite forgiveness
* Working with anger so that we can release it
* Discovering our most authentic selves
* Recognizing love as our greatest healer
Along with the targeted writing exercises, Scott will lead class discussion and share the unfiltered, compassionate insights to which his many readers and listeners have become accustomed.
Scott's workshops are always intimate, with direct access to Scott. You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions, share your experiences, and connect with other open-hearted, courageous souls.
Absolutely no writing experience necessary to benefit from the insights you'll discover in this workshop.
Please bring a journal or notebook, and above all, a willingness to be honest with yourself.
The workshop will be taking place on Saturday, November 3rd, from 10am to 2:30pm, at the Douglas United Church of Christ. Though this workshop is being held at a church, there's nothing religious about it (unless you choose for it to be in your personal writing), and all are 100% welcome.
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Here's what past attendees had to say about Scott's workshops:
"Give yourself the gift of an afternoon with Scott. Greeted on the spot with a big bear hug, this man radiates love and light and fosters a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. He's also not afraid to take you gently, with guidance and wisdom into some of the murky, darker things that we all must navigate in this very human existence - fear, shame, forgiveness, empathy, compassion. The energy of the group was so safe and nonjudgemental. It was paramount to the kind of writing he helps prompt you to excavate from within. The flow of his workshop was almost effortless in the way we spent time writing, sharing and writing some more. I left his workshop with a full heart, many wonderful connections and so much more clarity around the work I want to do in order to continue to heal." - Suzannah S.
"I had no idea of the level of connection, insight and action that would be inspired by one afternoon workshop with Scott. Through love, candid conversation and creative exercises, I emerged ready to take on my fears and excited to make progress toward my dreams while gaining a new-found support network in the wonderful people I met during the workshop." - Kristin H.
"I can't say enough good things about Scott's workshop. He is such a warm and loving presence and it is felt the moment you enter the room. I felt safe and supported by not only Scott but the participants. I learned such valuable tools and techniques that afternoon. I have already put in to practice what I learned and will continue to do so for many years to come. Highly recommended." - Danelle S.
"If Scott comes to your town, GO to his workshop. Drop everything and GO. You will walk away feeling more aware of yourself, and most likely more at peace with yourself. I sure did. The writing exercises are exceptional, but there's something about Scott specifically that blew me away. Such wisdom and compassion. And he's really funny too. Like I said, JUST GO. You will be so grateful you did." - Jenny K.
Douglas UCC (View)
56 Wall Street
Douglas, MI 49406
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|