Writing For Confidence – ONLINE
Experience the power of therapeutic writing as a tool to increase your confidence and self-esteem.
Learn how to overcome negative self-talk and discover ways to attract success in all areas of
your life. 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 wish to build their confidence and resilience using therapeutic writing.
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 wish to build their confidence and unlock their creativity using therapeutic 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
Research over the last 30 years has found links between writing, health and wellbeing.
This course offers students an opportunity to experience the power of therapeutic writing and writing for wellbeing. The course is experiential and practical. You can expect to, experience various reflective and expressive writing exercises, using prompts such as: words, poems, post cards, positive affirmations, stories, unsent letters, acrostics and metaphor.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Name the benefits of writing for wellbeing
- Identify two ways of how poetry therapy increases self-awareness and self esteem
- Explain the difference between creative writing and therapeutic writing
- List three different poetry therapy / therapeutic writing techniques
What will it be like
The teaching and learning methods we use on the course are:
Tutor led presentations and demonstrations; Group activities and discussion; Creative and expressive writing exercises; Practical tasks / Writing Prompts; Guided imagery and a range of creative exercises facilitated by the tutor; Journaling
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
The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:
You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.
All art materials and poems are provided, but please bring your own notebook.
We suggest: A new notebook - one that you can use just for this class and between sessions
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.
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why choose Mary Ward?
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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course
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.’