'Write Your Own Life Story' writing therapy package
I offer a 16-week therapeutic writing package, focussing on writing and living your own authentic life story. In addition to my supplying focus for writing therapy exercises the package includes 50-minute therapy sessions every other week. During these sessions we talk through the writing therapy exercises undertaken and any realisations, feelings and thoughts that arose from them. This is an extremely therapeutic process due to the combination of writing and talking therapy.
More about the focus of the programme
Living a more authentic life can bring greater joy, connection and meaning. If you have been feeling like you haven’t been living your own story (perhaps you have been feeling numb, disappointed, sad, or lost) it may be time to embark on a path to a more authentic you. That is why I have formed this programme.
For some people writing can be an extremely powerful tool in the healing process. Many people benefit from the focus of the writing therapy exercises, the ritual of writing things down and extra time for reflection, as well as having the writing then witnessed and discussed afterwards.
The programme focusses on authenticity because authenticity can be the key to living a more joyful, less painful and more meaningful life. It isn’t always easy to be authentic and sometimes people end up living a life that doesn’t suit them and find themselves thinking ‘how on earth has this happened?’ If this resonates, you are not alone. There are many obstacles to being authentic from the moment we are born. Although it may not be intentional our family has expectations of us when we are growing up regarding our gender, our personality, our lifestyle, and the path we take in education and eventually our career. If through nature or nurture, we are a people pleaser, taking our authentic path may be even more difficult because we do what others expect of us instead. We are also influenced by our schools, teachers, friends, social media, and the media on a whole host of subjects from how loud or quiet we should be to fashion and morality. Bearing this in mind, it’s easy to understand how we can lose our way and when we do it can be incredibly painful and seem very difficult to find our way to the real us.
I can help you to embrace your authentic self, using a range of methods that have helped me personally find my way to authenticity. This is a sixteen-week programme which I tailor to each individual (as we are all so different!) The cost of the programme includes the following:
Eight 50-minute sessions (usually every other week)
Writing exercises to complete outside of the sessions each week
The opportunity to send me your therapeutic writing between the sessions for me to read (if you would rather do this than read it out to me in the sessions)
Notes from each session outlining key development and action points.
Who is the programme for?
Counselling can be life changing but this programme is for those who wish to have a more focussed, structured approach using authenticity as the key aim. The programme is open to anyone of any age who is ready to embrace their authenticity.
How does it work?
If you are interested, you can book an introductory session with me (introductory sessions are at a reduced cost of £30). During this session we can talk about whether you would like to opt for standard counselling or one of the authenticity programmes (if you haven’t decided yet) as well as getting to know each other and finding out if we would be a good fit (there is no obligation to continue if you don’t wish to). During the 16 weeks we work on eight themes that will help you on your path to authenticity. I do some of the themes with everyone, but you can also choose four themes yourself depending on your preferences. These themes include:
Here and now
Mind and body connection
The cost of the sixteen-week programme is £685. This is payable in one, two or four payments. Payments need to be made 48 hours in advance of booked sessions.
This beautiful quote from Natalie Goldberg explains the value of writing therapy:
To begin writing from our pain eventually engenders compassion for our small and groping lives. Out of this broken state there comes a tenderness for the cement below our feet, the dried grass cracking in a terrible wind. We can touch the things around us we once thought ugly and see their special detail, the peeling paint and grey of shadows as they are – simply what they are: not bad, just part of the life around us – and love this life because it is ours and in the moment there is nothing better. – Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones)
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