We make our lives bigger or smaller, more expansive or more limited, according to the interpretation of life that is our story. – Christina Baldwin, Storycatcher.
Your story has power in it.
When we can unravel and understand the threads of our story we have a tool for weaving a more intimate relationship with ourselves and the world.
And yet our stories tend to settle like sediment. The ones we tend regularly (the stories we tell others about, or the stories in our heads which we use to define ourselves) are the ones we feed. Below them are many layers. Hidden stories. Forgotten stories. Silenced stories. We can pick the ones at the top, but to get to the bottom, we must be willing to write our way through the layers and layers until we hit the gold. Once we are there, the stories on the top tend to make more sense again. We are all many layers deep.
This one day workshop will explore the power of story, narrative and writing to help navigate to our inner truth; our gold.
It will provide engaging, creating tools and writing practices to explore personal narrative and sense-making, all through the exploratory tool of reflective writing.
This workshop is for you if:
- Curious about writing a memoir or personal story
- Want to explore engaging ways to craft your own personal narratives
- Seeking space and time to discover your writing voice
- Interested in using writing as a tool to connect with your inner wisdom and intuition
- In this workshop you will be introduced to a range of writing tools and creative practices
- Learn tools for crafting your own personal stories
- Discover creative ways for into tapping into memory, senses and somatic awareness
- Have some quiet time to write, and some time to connect and learn from the other participants
You’ll come away with:
- Some fresh ideas and insights into your own writing
- Be introduced to some memoir/ personal story writing techniques
- Have had a chance to share and listen to other stories
Lunch, tea and coffee and cake provided.
Cost €95 per person.
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‘Stories are, at heart, like the baton handed over in a relay team, only they are passed from one generation to the next. They give each of us a visual template of what to expect, a map of the ‘wilderness’, but most of all the best stories provide a sort of psychological preparation for life’s inevitable struggles. In short, stories are prescriptions for courage. They illustrate how to run the race. And win. We are not born with courage. We may possess bravado, even arrogance. Youth normally does. But courage is a quiet spiritual muscle discovered only when you face your greatest fear. Stories embolden, strengthen and establish how we can become our very best’- Bobette Buster.
Some words from previous participants…
Write to your Truth was a beautiful workshop hosted by Clare Mulvany. Clare creates such a safe, intimate space in which sharing feels natural, even with complete strangers. I felt supported in my writing process and emboldened to further creativity. The day was a wonderful way to connect with other creative people in my area and to learn something of the craft of creative non-fiction from Clare. – Fiona Shevlin.
Clare’s workshop opened many doors into the dark, in to the light and offered safe and inspiring ways of exploring experience through words. We worked through a wide variety of stimulating exercises. If one didn’t ‘work’ the next one did. I’m leaving with a set of tools to fee up my own writing and am looking forward to find out where it leads me. Deirdre Mc Mahon.
Doing the ‘Write to your Truth’ workshop with Clare allowed me to drop further into presence with my sensory world and to dive deeper into the ocean of expression that is waiting to be released. I discovered new frameworks and pathways to allow the unfolding truth to be expressed through pen onto page. I uncovered surprising truths, just waiting to find an outlet for my own understanding and unfolding of my own path- Treacy O’ Connor.
Gained a realisation that writing is not just for the chosen few. I too have a story to tell and my own writing style. A potential for creativity which never got the chance to develop or flourish. I now have greater self belief. Really enjoyed the experience. – Ger
I regained my love of writing for fiction and healing, and a reminder of different modalities for inspiration. I’m not sure where I’ll go with my writing but looking forward to exploring, thanks to Clare’s insights and tools- Anne Marie Callaghan.
Clare share her personal wisdom and story which was very impactful as a way of teaching. The workshop was my first experience with writing as a creative expression and I picked up some great practices and points of entry that I will definitely use in the future. The experience was comforting and supportive, and working in a group helped as a way of reflecting on my own experience and how others were feeling. Thank you Clare.- Lesley Keppel.
I’d been through quite a big transition in my life this year so far and struggling with decisions I’ve made and I am facing. Coming to Clare’s workshop was in incredibly healing experience for me as it helped me to see who I already am, who I have become and what potential my future holds. I love writing and have a very creative side to my life which has felt very blocked. The exercises in this workshop helped me to tap into my creative self again in a very safe and supportive space. Thank you so much. – Lisa, Wicklow.
I’m a novice to writing and journalling. In the workshop I’ve been shown ways to connect with my inner thoughts through senses, words, diagrams. It’s been very interesting and took me in unexpected directions. – Patricia Duff