Words for Wellbeing: Clearing the way to creativity

Join Sam Gray for a 2-part course focused on how writing for wellbeing can help us identify writing/personal goals and set future intentions

Tue, 14 Sep 2021
10:30AM - 12:30PM
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About this event

During this 2-part course, through working imaginatively and reflectively with words, our focus will be to cultivate clarity and direction in our writing practice and personal worlds. The nature of the sessions is gently experiential and will open a space for participants to explore their personal and professional intentions as we move into the autumn months. Working therapeutically with words can be a way to realign with our true needs and uncover the things that nourish our wellbeing, moving closer towards bringing them into our everyday experience. This course is open to all, the sessions will offer a pressure-free space to be creative and time to reflect in a safe, small group setting.

As we tentatively surface from a period of deep change and transition, this gentle, Words for Wellbeing sequence explores the potential of writing to bring a greater sense of control and purpose to our forward journey. Experiencing simple, reflective journaling techniques and a range of creative openings, we will work to connect with our inner life and nourish our creative world. These sessions will be a chance to recognise and work with what blocks our path, both as writers and on our personal journey. We will set positive intentions that support wellbeing as we take steps forward and work to identify goals that feel meaningful and growth-promoting.

By the end of the course, you will...
Learn to nurture your creativity and relax into writing
Make space for self-reflection
Identify writing/personal goals and set future intentions
Explore blocks to our creative life and work with techniques to dissolve these blocks.
Make connections - have the chance to be supported and support others.
About Samantha Gray
Samantha Gray started life as a teacher and has recently gained credentials with the ‘International Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy’ to work in the field of poetry therapy – the interactive use of literature to promote healing.

Sam studied Creative Writing with the Open University and became increasingly involved in therapeutic writing, facilitating workshops in a variety of community and healthcare settings. In 2011, she wrote an article about the ways in which writing can support us through the bereavement process (Gray, S, 2011, Routledge). She has been working with the Nottingham Writers’ Studio since January 2017 delivering ‘Words for Wellbeing’ courses.

Book your place
This 2-part course will take place on Tuesday 14th September and Tuesday 21st September @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Tickets cost £22 for NWS Members and £25 for general admission.

Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

This workshop will be delivered at Nottingham Writers' Studio with appropriate COVID safety measures in place. We reserve the right to deliver the workshop online if government guidelines deem it necessary or if there are any health and safety concerns. Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Any questions, please feel free to email us at



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