Writing from the Body
embodied creative writing workshops
Writing from the Body – a 4-week creative writing workshop
Do you want to write from a more embodied place and set up some momentum with your writing? COME JOIN ME THIS AUTUMN FOR WRITING FROM THE BODY- a 4-week embodied creative writing course!
Starts on 18th of November 2020.
We will meet online for four Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm BST to tap into the stories of our bodies and write about what we’ll find there.
‘Write your self. Your body must be heard.’ Helen Cixous
Our bodies hold stories and memories- everything we have ever experienced, thought or felt lives in our blood, our bones, muscles, cells, our very DNA.
* But how do we write from the body?
* How do we tap into the rich ground that is our body for inspiration and authentic, original writing?
* How can we write from our whole body not only from our brain?
In this workshop we will consciously tune into our bodies, using movement, breathwork and somatic exercises to cultivate embodied writing. We will listen deeply to the stories our bodies hold, move effortlessly between movement and the page and back.
We will play with automatic/ stream of consciousness writing, prompts and themed writing.
No experience in creative writing, movement or dance necessary, only a willingness to experiment.
The dates are:
- 18th of November
- 25th of November
- 2nd of December
- 9th of December
To book and any questions: email@example.com
Cost: this 4-week course is on a sliding scale, please pay what you can from sliding scale £88, £99, £111, £155, £222
Payment via paypal or bank transfer, details via email
This is what participants have said:
‘The workshop was a playful way to process deeply and find entry points into creative flow. Assisted Embodied Souldiving!’ KC
‘A unique set of tools to take me into a writing process, from deeply felt, often surprising places’
‘This workshop gave me so much; new ways to connect to my writing, deeper characterisation, and scenes magically unfolded. Yet, I received more than that, an understanding of how our stories are in our bodies, and though Eva’s gentle, warm and nurturing facilitation, I also had some incredible healing shifts for my personal life. Highly recommended.’ Kate Marillat, bestselling Author of ‘Transform your Beliefs, transform your life’’
‘Eva’s ‘Writing from the Body’ workshop, that could easily be called ‘writing from, through and beyond the body’- gradually takes you deep inside, quite effortlessly and much deeper then you realise, thanks to her gentle ways and playful strategies.
I have found it an inspiring and nourishing day and I brought home a lot of food for thought, snippets of good writing to develop as well as a palette of techniques to continue playing with.‘ Emmanuelle Waeckerle
WRITING FROM THE BODY-
an embodied creative writing workshop
a FREE INTRODUCTION 11th of November 6.30-8pm UK time
‘Write your self. Your body must be heard.’ Helen Cixous
Our bodies hold stories and memories- everything we have ever experienced thought or felt lives in our blood, our bones, muscles, cells, our very DNA.
But how do we write from the body?
How do we tap into the rich ground that is our body for inspiration and authentic, original writing?
How can we write from our whole body not only from our brain?
In this workshop we will consciously tune into our bodies, using movement, guided mediation, body scans and playful somatic exercises to cultivate embodied writing. We will listen deeply to the stories our bodies hold, move effortlessly between sensing, experiencing and moving to the page and back. We will play with automatic/ stream of consciousness writing, movements and prompts.
No experience in creative writing necessary.
- Wednesday 11th of November 6.30-8.pm BST *
THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION to WRITING FROM THE BODY, as a taster workshop before a 4-week embodied creative writing course starting on the 18th of November 2020 – Wednesdays 6.30-8.30 pm BST
Please send me an email if you’d like to participate
This is a FREE WORKSHOP (if you want to make a donation, you can make one here via paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking forward to meeting & writing with you!
About me :
I am interested in the connection between our bodies and how we express ourselves creatively. I believe passionately in the healing power of creativity and in our birthright to creativity and a fulfilled sexuality. My intention is to support people to feel more empowered and alive and I bring my heart, passion and wisdom from my own healing journey and my experiences as a performance artist, writer, art therapist, sexological bodyworker, rebirther & creativity coach to my work and offerings.
Writing is my passion and my main creative expression. I have published two historic novels (‘The Puppet Boy of Warsaw’ (2013) and ‘The Eye of the Reindeer’ (2016) and am currently working on an erotic novel and a poetry collection.
ABOUT WRITING FROM THE BODY:
I feel the beauty of ‘Writing from the Body’, and the methodology it offers, is that it holds both the universality of us as humans who have an embodied experience in this life- all human live in and with a body- as well as our unique differences. For example, I am living and writing from a white body and this experience is vastly different to the experience of a person of colour, given the society we live in. That I am able-bodied and cis-gendered also shapes my experience and adds to my privilege.
‘Writing from the body’ can allow us to create dialogue about shared and different experiences and help us explore issues around health, sexuality, gender identity, race and cultural identity in deep and creative ways.
It can also support us to face, listen to and dismantle shame. It is inherently empowering.
Listening to my body I can hear my body’s stories and the stories of my ancestors- to let those stories flow onto the page means they become mirrored back to me and can be witnessed by myself and also be shared.
When we do this work in a workshop context, we can not only find refuge in our own writing and on the page, but also in the community of fellow explorers…