Courses & Events

Courses, Talks & Seminars

Places are limited on all courses and workshops, and must be booked and paid for in advance.

Poetry, Pain, and Procrastination: Talk 

Chronic procrastination is not due to laziness or poor time-management; it is a compulsion to avoid ‘doing’ as a subconscious act of self-protection. This behaviour is triggered by the part of the brain that operates our fight/flight response.  Adults who experienced a childhood that felt unsafe, or unstable in any way, are likely to have a procrastination problem. Just having one critical family member is likely to change our ability to function in the world.

In this talk I present the findings of my MSc research which discovered a link between childhood trauma and chronic procrastination; and how personal writing can help to re-wire the brain’s immobilising fear responses. The talk will include research, extracts from my personal journals, and poetry. Some aspects of this talk will include references to my experience of childhood abuse.

Cost: £5

Date: Thursday April 2nd 2020

Starts: 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Venue: The LSI, 51 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX

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How to Stop Procrastinating: 6-Week Course

This course, based on my MSc research, will help you to understand why you procrastinate. I will explain why nearly all self-help books will not work for you, and what you can do to end this cycle of self-sabotage. You will be given the information you need to penetrate the force-field of any unpleasant task by collaborating with your brain, and by using the power of your own creativity and intuition. Take control of 2020 and unlock your potential! This is course is also available on Thursday evenings, see below.

Please bring a notepad and something to write with.

Cost: £70 Please click here to book your place.

Start Date: Wednesday April 15th 2020

Duration: 6 Weeks (10.00 am to 12.00 pm every Wednesday)

Venue: FeelWrite, The Elms, St. Andrews Drive, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6LN

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Filling the Void of Emotional Neglect: 6-Week Course

As adults we often carry burdens; some of these were given to us by parents or care-givers who didn’t respond adequately to our physical and emotional needs in childhood.  If you have always felt, deep down, that you weren’t good enough, or that you don’t deserve to succeed, then the chances are that your inner child needs some help.

This course will give you the tools you need to re-parent yourself back to wellbeing; to help you remove the shame that is not yours to bear; to give yourself the encouragement, support and love that you deserve. This course will use a variety of techniques, such as journaling, story-telling, expressive writing and poetry. We also talk a lot. No previous experience or skills are necessary, just a notebook and pen.

Booking is essential as places are limited; please contact me if you would like further information. Please click here to book your place.

Cost: £70

Start Date: Thursday April 16th 2020

Duration: 6 Weeks (10am to 12pm every Thursday)

Venue: FeelWrite, The Elms, St. Andrews Drive, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6LN

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How to Stop Procrastinating: 6-Week Course (Evenings)

This course, based on my MSc research, will help you to understand why you procrastinate. I will explain why nearly all self-help books will not work for you, and what you can do to end this cycle of self-sabotage. You will be given the information you need to penetrate the force-field of any unpleasant task by collaborating with your brain, and by using the power of your own creativity and intuition. Take control of 2020 and unlock your potential!

Cost: £75  Please click here to book your space.

Start Date: Thursday April 16th 2020

Duration: 6 Weeks (7.00 pm – 9.00 pm every Thursday)

Venue: FeelWrite, The Elms, St. Andrews Drive, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6LN

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Freedom from Procrastination: 1-Day Seminars

Chronic procrastination is not due to laziness or poor time-management; it is a compulsion to avoid ‘doing’ as a subconscious act of self-protection. This behaviour is triggered by the part of the brain that operates our fight/flight response. Adults who experienced a childhood that felt unsafe, or unstable in any way, are likely to have a procrastination problem. Just having one critical parent is likely to change our ability to function in the world.

This one-day seminar and workshop will explain how and why your brain is working so hard to stop you from doing things, and how you can hack your brain’s ‘avoid’ response in order to fulfil your potential. Please bring a notepad and pen.

Bridport: Sat. April 25th 2020

Venue: The LSI, 51 East St. Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX

Cost: £75 Duration: 1 Day (9.30am to 4.30pm) Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch; alternatively you can eat in the LSI cafe or explore Bridport’s excellent facilities.

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Blandford Forum: Fri. May 22nd 2020

Venue: The Crown Hotel, West Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AJ

Cost: £70 Duration: 1 Day (9.30am to 4.30pm) Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch; alternatively you can eat in the Crown Hotel or explore Blandford Forum’s excellent facilities.

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Weymouth: Sat. June 6th 2020

Venue: St. Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5EW

Cost: £70 Duration: 1 Day (9.30am to 4.30pm) Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch; alternatively you can or explore Weymouth’s excellent facilities.

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Bournemouth: Tues. June 9th 2020

Venue: The Crumbs Project, Hibberd Court, 20a Hibberd Way, Bournemouth, Dorset BH10 4EP

Cost: £75 Duration: 1 Day (9.30am to 4.30pm) Lunch and refreshments will be provided and are included in the price.

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Individual Mentoring:

I also provide one-to-one procrastination mentoring and therapeutic writing sessions; these can be in person; by Skype, or FaceTime. Please contact me on 07547 374700 for more information, or email via the contact form.

Professional Settings

Writing for wellbeing can be utilised in any environment, but can be especially useful to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and creative problem-solving. I can design writing interventions to suit the particular needs of your team, and setting. Please contact me on 07547 374700, or email via the contact form.

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