Experience of the Spirit

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    A Sample of Life Writing for Transformation™

    A Sample of Life Writing for Transformation™ Woodbrooke Quaker Conference CentreExperience the benefits of reflective writing, an empowering stress management practice that guides you to gently examine life experiences with mindful awareness. This self-paced mini course provides the basic steps to get started - in just five minutes.

    Through videos, a workbook, examples, audio recordings, and step-by-step exercises, you’ll soon be writing with ease and confidence.

    Tutor Joanne Klassen has introduced thousands of writers of all ages, around the world to Life Writing for Transformation™️, a process she developed for life-enriching personal development and creative self-expression.

    “A life-changing gift of insight I gave myself.” Roseanne Keyes, retired school principal

    This mini-course is not date specific so you will receive your login details within a few days of registration and you can work at your own pace. This course is the equivalent of one week of the full course plus some introductory material and will be available to you for at least six weeks after registration.

    You can also now register for the next full six week version of the course which starts in September.

    This is a Pay as Led online course. We ask that you make a donation at the time of booking to support us in continuing to offer learning to many people as possible. You will also need to register.

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    Spiritual Practices for Every Day

    How do you make space in your day to be spiritually present? What spiritual practices resonate with you? This course is an opportunity to explore what we mean by ‘spiritual practice’ and why it is important. You will be offered a variety of spiritual practices to work with, in your own time. We will all share our experiences together as an online community using forums. The course will include a live Quiet Day on Saturday 13 June 2020 (10:00 – 16:00 GMT+1), that you can take part in wherever you are.

    Meeting for Worship for Dance (25 June)

    In the spirit of adventure and exploration we are offering a chance to embody our responses to what is going on for us at the moment. Live music from Robin Bowles will support and respond to the movement. We will start with a time to warm up our muscles and get our bodies moving, there will be a chance to connect with others and there will be time for worshipful dance.

    Freeing the Imagination: creative and devotional writing

    This weekend will offer chance to immerse ourselves in the creative process of writing. The focus is on creative and devotional writing so we will be led by the heart rather than head, as we explore how to use the imagination to help people feel and see the world in new ways. We will offer short guided exercises to inspire creative flow, plenty of writing time and the opportunity to share together if you choose.

    This course takes place at Swarthmoor Hall near Ulveston in the Lake District. Originally the home of Judge Thomas Fell and Margaret Fell, today its historic building and beautiful gardens are a wonderful back drop for courses and retreats.

    You can book this course online or email info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk or ring 01229 583204.

    A Taste of Life Writing for Transformation™

    A Taste of Life Writing for Transformation™ Woodbrooke Quaker Conference CentreThis self-paced course introduces a process of writing for authentic, creative self-expression and personal development. A “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 modules and a workbook, based on the work of Joanne Klassen, creator of Life Writing for Transformation™. Each module introduces key concepts from the book followed by exercises, examples, a review and additional optional learning activities. This course involves a time commitment of approximately two to three hours per week.