REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NEW FALL 2022 GROUP
Ten Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:00 am ET on Zoom (new time as of 8.21)
Schedule: October 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13, 20
Limited to 6 participants. Cost: $300
If you’ve ever wanted to write freely, without censors, editors, or critics, this is your chance. Experience the exhilaration of tapping in to your authentic voice. No holds barred. No worries about publication or perfection. It’s all about letting go and having fun in a safe, creative atmosphere.
Each week, we do a variety of freewriting exercises in response to specific prompts about life experiences, past and present. Sharing is optional but strongly encouraged. Write It Like It Is draws on the work of Natalie Goldberg, Steve Almond, Brenda Ueland, and others.
Freewriting and sharing over time with the same people deepens the experience of self-discovery and creates new pathways for self-expression. Plus it's fun and enlightening! For beginners, it's a way to get the pen moving; for experienced writers, it's a way to get "off the page" and quiet the inner critic. Just bring your desire, imagination, and willingness to take a risk.
If you are interested, send an email to email@example.com to see if there is room or to ask any questions.
Cancellation policy: No refund if cancelled within 72 hours of start date.
This weekly support group is for those who are interested in working with the Inner Critic in a group setting. Participants will check in weekly and share their pitfalls and progress with others. Support groups can powerfully interrupt feelings of isolation and ignite (and sustain) one’s motivation. Participants will have the opportunity to set individual goals and create measures for accountability over the six weeks. See more information about working with the Inner Critic here.
Six Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm ET, beginning October 12
Cost: $300 per person. Maximum of six participants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about openings.
"The ABCs of Writing and Publishing a Picture Book," GrubStreet Zoom workshop, Saturday,
December 10, 10:30 to 1:30 pm ET
► Debbie was excellent and was totally able to engage all of us, even in the virtual setting. I am incredibly grateful for this class!
► I came away with exactly the take-home that I was hoping for. As the title suggested--how to make friends with your inner critic. I came to understand my inner critic is trying to keep me safe in just the same way it worked when I was a small child. I also learned that I could encounter my IC with more compassion and welcome. Debbie is thoughtful and considerate with each person. She listens well.
► She understands the material on a deep level and is a natural at explaining it to others. Thoughtful, good sense of humor, and creates a relaxed, supportive environment.
► Fabulous. Just the right pace, support materials, linking writing, creativity, and elements of her psychology/counseling awareness.
► This class was excellent. Debbie clearly knows what she is talking about and I found it incredibly encouraging and enlightening. I will definitely be attending another course (hopefully of Debbie's!).
► Great instructor. She was well prepared, knew her field well, and understood how to engage us. The highlights were listening to her discuss the subject matter in light of her experiences and the sharing between students in the class.
► I came away feeling more confident and inspired to work through my obstacles!
► Debbie created a space to talk through and explore issues which are usually hard to talk about.
► This was an important, helpful class. In the week since the class, I have worked with some of Debbie's ideas and plan to order a couple of the books she suggested.
► Debbie did an excellent job of laying out what our inner critics are up to and how we can most productively work with them. I would encourage everyone who suffers with self-doubt to take this class. The length was perfect.
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