Did you always want to write about your life experiences? Or your experience of therapy ? What stopped you ? Perhaps, shyness and inhibition ? An errant writers’ block ? And yet, here you are, on this page, wanting to write…. the things that matter and will bob up when you are alone and will not go away but won’t connect with your pen ? Don’t let the time pass by and the sun set on your good ideas.
Our inhibitions which might create blocks :
- We may be afraid we will show the world a side of ourselves that was private. That is the risk you will take along with authors from all over the world-putting yourself out there. So, join a group and know that you are not alone.
2. Might we hurt the feelings of those we love ? Every healthy relationship must make space for some privacy of the individual. The person who wants to write requires some time alone. He or she must also be allowed to observe and comment on the people they know, albeit with consideration.
3. The big debilitator- self consciousness. Are we afraid that we will appear grandiose ? Grandiosity can be differentiated from healthy narcissism, which is required for any project, any venture. Besides, you will be in a group where others will be in the same boat ! Group activities can bolster confidence and courage.
Robert Bullard, facilitator for the exclusive TF writing workshop, is an established writing facilitator with added qualifications in counselling. He says ,
“Consider writing about your life and experiences. Many people find writing can be cathartic and fruitful. Why not put pen to paper – for yourself and/or wider publication”. Join one of his quarterly sessions.
For Robert’s workshop :
Preparation for the first day : Please think of what you want to write before you attend the class. Ideas and some writing on paper or in a file will help you get more out of your class. If possible, identify what research might be required and who your audience might be.