Sat, Nov 13|
Words of Transformation
A virtual writing + personal growth workshop with poet & life coach Matthew Foley.
Time & Location
Nov 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
About the Event
We all experience seasons of transformation.
Throughout our life journeys, we move through changes in relationships, changes in career, changes in health, changes in our understanding of self.
When we enter into these cocoons of transformation, we will never again be the same person we were before. Crossing these thresholds of change, we often lose much in the process - but what we gain in our crossing has the potential to make us stronger, wiser, and more fully ourselves than ever before.
How do we honor these moments of transformation, while acknowledging both the light and darkness of our journey?
Who is this new person we discover ourselves to be and how do we step into our new reality more fully?
What lessons do we carry forward into the new paths that open before us?
In my many years as a writer and poet, I have always found that the written word is a powerful tool for answering these questions, for helping us honor and integrate these seasons of transformation in our lives.
When we give voice to our changes on the page, we have a profound opportunity to process, to explore, to grieve, to celebrate, to move forward with a deeper understanding of our inner selves.
Words of Transformation is a workshop experience that brings together writing exercises and personal growth practices to help your honor, integrate, and express transformations in your life through words.
Beginning at 9 am (EST) on Saturday, November 13th, this three hour virtual workshop will feature:
- Unique journaling prompts on the themes of change & transformation
- Group reading & discussion of poems about transformation by Mary Oliver, David Whyte, and Matthew Foley
- An extended period of creative time to write your own poem of transformation
- Community space to share your writing, insights, and reflections with others
- Homework to help you integrate lessons from the workshop into your everyday life
Through this workshop, you will deepen your connection to self through the power of the written word, gain new insights about the thresholds of change you are crossing, and enter into the new season of your life with creativity, authenticity, and purpose.
All you need to bring to the workshop is a journal + pen (or your prefered writing method of choice). You don’t necessarily need to consider yourself “a writer” or “a poet” to benefit from this workshop experience. To experience the full benefits of Words of Transformation, you simply need an openness to explore your life changes through writing and a willingness to share your experiences within a safe group container.
The financial investment for Words of Transformation has two options. If you register by Sunday November 6th, you will receive the early bird rate of just $77. After November 6th, the full workshop rate is $99.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 13th for a morning of powerful words & powerful transformation.
- Matthew Foley