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    The Wonder of Seed: the whole world in your hand


    An oak tree inside an acorn, a conker on a string, the wheat grains that makes our bread – seeds will provide beauty, wonder and inspiration to stimulate creative ideas and writing. We will also draw on the rich meanings and resonances of seeds by dipping into myths, our imaginations and memories, finding how the seed offers a way of thinking and speaking about our deep selves and inner growth.

    We are offering a limited number of free places (including all meals and accommodation) on this course for Friends aged 18 – 35 years, if you would like to take advantage of one of these places, please contact learning@woodbrooke.org.uk or call 0121 415 6785.

    A Taste of Life Writing for Transformation™


    This self-paced course, led by Joanne Klassen and Eleanor Chornoboy, introduces a process of writing for authentic, creative self-expression and personal development. The course emphasizes mindfulness through an awareness-based approach to writing by turning attention within. It does not involve interactive sharing and this “no red pens” approach results in greater awareness, mindfulness and self-acceptance through a gentle stream of guided tools you can use just five minutes at a time. The course includes six multimedia sessions and a workbook, based on the work of Joanne Klassen, creator of Life Writing for Transformation™.  The sessions are released weekly throughout the course and are yours to keep and work through at your own pace; each session introduces key concepts followed by exercises, examples, a review and additional optional learning activities.

    There are limited places available for this course so book early to avoid disappointment. Unfortunately we are unable to accept late bookings, please make sure you have booked before 20 September.

    Please note the change of course dates: This course now runs from 23 September to 3 November, one week later than the dates originally published in our brochure.

     

    Dances of Universal Peace: Dancing Into the New Year with Hope and Joy: 2019


    “Come into your heart”, holding hands, honouring various religions / spiritual traditions, moving and chanting in a circle. Simple words and simple movements are taught, attuning to love, harmony and beauty: dancing inter-faith. A joyful and powerful experience of oneness, freeing the voice. We move, breathe and sing together, holding hands - like one organism, like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self. No singing or dancing experience is required.