New: Outer And Inner Journeys: Therapeutic Writing

Our decisions to start any journey involves
thought and contemplation. Using poetry and
therapeutic writing you will embark on a journey
of self- discovery to find your unique voice. This
is a practical and experiential course that is open
to anyone, at any level. It is for both personal and
professional development. It will be of interest to
anyone who enjoys writing or journaling.

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

This is a practical and experiential course that is open to anyone, at any level. It is for both personal and professional development. It will be of interest to anyone who enjoys writing or journaling or for those who enjoy self- discovery activities and wants to learn more about themselves using creative activities, poetry and writing.
No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, just a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.

What does this course cover

- Define poetry therapy
- Name the benefits of therapeutic writing
- Identify two ways of how poetry and writing increases self-awareness
- Create an acrostic
- List three different poetry therapy exercises

What will it be like

- Tutor led presentations and demonstrations
- Group activities and discussion
- Creative and self-reflective writing exercises
- Practical tasks / Writing Prompts
- Guided imagery and a range of creative exercises facilitated by the tutor

Your progress on the course will be assessed by the following methods.
- Observation
- Peer and self-assessment
- Quizzes/ Games/Crosswords
- Journal

What else do you need to buy or do

All art materials and poems are provided, but please bring your own notebook.
A pen or pencil which enables you to write quickly and freely

What this course could lead to

Once this course is completed students will be sign posted to a range of personal development, poetry therapy and writing for wellbeing courses.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’