Writing From the Body, a creative writing workshop
What is Writing From the Body?
Writing From the Body relies on our physical self to generate writing, heightened awareness, and contemplative movement that arises from metaphor, sound, subtle energy, improvisation, and mindfulness. Participants open to creative expression, spiritual connection, and healing using somatic techniques.
The process bypasses limiting cognitive approaches that lock us into old patterns and instead taps into primordial energy, a free flow of creativity, and renewal. Participants access embodied presence and a deep, resonant expression that aligns with their unique self and well-being. They practice deep listening to tap into synergy and creating work from an alpha state. The result may be poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journaling, performance, healing, insight, and spiritual connection.
Writing, movement, and meditation are all practices of being and becoming. All benefit from a gentle focus, acceptance, and intentionality. Where attention goes, the body follows. When the body softens, the mind comes alive. This aliveness leads to a strengthened connection to the core of being and to a universal consciousness.
What are the benefits?
- Be inspired
- Write with ease
- Tap into creative expression
- Connect to body wisdom
- Develop mindfulness
- Tune into subtle energy
- Connect to earth rhythms
- Activate a path of healing
- Relieve stress
Who should attend a Writing From the Body workshop?
Attend if you’re blocked in an area of your life, want to develop your creativity, and yearn to connect with your authentic self. Attend to jumpstart your writing, to create and renew, to increase somatic awareness, to heal. Attend out of curiosity or to surprise yourself.
All skill levels are welcome.
What is included in a workshop?
Workshops are individually tailored to the needs of various size groups.
What is your background?
I’m a published poet, author, dancer, and university professor. I’ve given workshops throughout the United States and abroad.
What are participants saying?
How much does the Writing From the Body workshop cost?
That depends on whether it’s a residential workshop, multi-day, or afternoon. I try to keep costs low so that anyone who wants to can attend.