I'm delighted to be hosting a pilot workshop in Burton Market Hall on Tuesday, September 28, from 10am until noon to explore the mental health benefits of reading and writing.
Reading and writing has always been a pleasure for me, but over the years I have come to realise that it can also combat stress and anxiety, boost creativity, enhance your memory skills, improve sleep quality and increase your ability to focus and concentrate. Come and find out how and pick up some tips on how you can fit reading and writing into your lifestyle - however busy you are.
During lockdown a lot of people discovered the pleasure of losing themselves in a good book. Other people found themselves compelled to write down their experiences and feelings. Why was that?
We'll explore these ideas, share some experiences and try a few quick creative writing exercises. Don't worry! You won't be asked to share what you write. It's for your eyes only.
If you've always wanted to try journaling or creative writing, as a way of expressing yourself and relieving stress, this workshop will help you get started and could open up a new hobby for you.
A limited number of places are available. We'll be meeting in one of the shop units around the inside of the market hall. To reserve your place, I can take the £6 payment by online bank transfer or Paypal. Contact me for more details or to ask any questions.
You may already know that I've been a professional writer for almost 40 years, initially as a newspaper reporter on local and national titles. Since 2010 I've run my own award-winning writing services business helping businesses, public sector organisations and charities to share the stories that matter to them. I have also ghostwritten and edited books in partnership with a number of authors and I've just written my first play.