In person workshop: Transformative Journaling with Dr Rachel Newsome

Rachel Newsome Mar24

Schedule & Booking

  • Date: 14/09/2024
  • Teacher: Rachel Newsome
  • Price: £30.00

Sat 14 Sept 2024



Book Workshop

Introduction To Transformative Journaling – Two Hour Workshop

We are socialised to view our thoughts and beliefs as who we are while the spontaneous intuitive playfulness we could so easily access as young children often gets buried. As a result, our thinking can become rigid and fixed. Journaling about our thoughts, feelings and emotions in response to life’s challenges creates space for us to witness ourselves from a place of compassionate curiosity. It can help us: recognise and break unconscious patterns, process stuck emotions, make sense of difficult experiences, improve our relationships and enhance our ability to make informed choices. Regular practice can re-wire our neural pathways, shift old mind-sets and expand our sense of self-possibility.

This two-hour workshop will offer an introduction to the relationship between transformative journaling, neuroscience and therapeutic approaches to writing for wellbeing underpinned by Jungian psychoanalysis. It will include a series of writing prompts aimed at developing cognitive flexibility, facilitating creativity and supporting psychological growth. The focus is on outcome rather than process. No previous writing experience is necessary and there will be no pressure to read anything out.

While this workshop is therapeutic, it is not therapy. During the workshop you will be responsible for your own safety. You are encouraged to go at your own pace, engage with the material at a level that feels right for you and avoid ‘over-disclosing’ matter that is particularly painful or private.

By participating in this workshop, you are agreeing to the following:
Everyone matters and has a right to be heard.
Everyone has the right to feel safe.
Everyone has a right to confidentiality – what is said in the group stays in the group.

About Dr Rachel Newsome

I am a Jungian-based writer and teacher with over eighteen years’ experience as a lecturer in Higher Education. I hold a PhD in applying Jungian psychotherapy to creative writing and am an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Leeds Arts University. I am passionate about sharing my expertise in an accessible, inclusive and heart-centred way and lead writing-for-transformative-growth courses, workshops & retreats aimed at developing the meta skills of creativity, emotional intelligence, empathy, intuition and imagination through accessing the unconscious.