Speaking and Writing for Confidence!
Time & Location
About the Event
This is a super cosy, therapeutic event for people who would like to enhance their confidence and explore their creative side!
You will arrive at 10:45am and say hello to some new friendly faces, before we sit down to have breakfast together at 11am. There will be no big introductions - no talking in front of the group - just a friendly hello from your host and a breakfast of your choice!
After breakfast, we'll do a 2-hour workshop: a handful of short, tried-and-tested therapeutic writing exercises. We'll be working with "narrative therapy", using exercises from "Your Brain on Ink", by Deborah Ross, and "Journal to the Self", by Kathleen Adams. As such, we'll be doing exercises that are specifically designed to facilitate your self-confidence.
***YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO READ OR SHARE YOUR WORK ALOUD WITH THE GROUP - NEITHER WILL YOU EVER BE PRESSURED TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF THE GROUP. MOST OF OUR WORK HERE WILL BE DONE IN PAIRS, AND EVEN THEN YOU ARE WELCOME TO KEEP YOUR WORK TO YOURSELF***
After the 2-hour workshop, we'll take a 1-hour lunch break, where you can rest, take a walk, clear your head, call a friend, have a chat with somebody in the group - whatever it is you feel like doing at the time.
We'll then reconvene at approx. 2pm for the afternoon session.
In the afternoon session, you will be invited to partake in some fun, relaxed, no-pressure public speaking exercises.
***YOU WILL NEVER BE PRESSURED TO PARTAKE IN ANYTHING YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH. IF WE REACH THIS POINT IN THE DAY AND YOU WOUD LIKE TO SIMPLY SIT AND OBSERVE, THAT IS COMPLETELY FINE WITH US, BUT THE OPPORTUNITY IS THERE FOR YOU IF YOU'D LIKE TO PUSH YOURSELF. WE PROMISE, YOU ARE MORE THAN OK TO SIT AND OBSERVE***.
At the end of the day (5pm, approx.), we will invite you to stay for a quiet drink and a chat, but only if you feel like it, to celebrate everything you've managed to achieve!
Included in this event is:
1. A free breakfast
2. A free tea or coffee
3. A free book
4. A 2-hour workshop on "narrative therapy" and creative writing
5. A relaxed, friendly "public speaking" session
6. The opportunity to stay behind after and celebrate with a drink and make some new friends!
This event is run by Sean from A Write & a Pint: a fun, friendly creative writing community, based in London. Sean has been hosting confidence building workshops, as well as creative writing workshops, for approx. 3 years, and is highly aware of the fears and anxieties people attending these events might have. Sean will be here as a support and a guide and will never push you any further than you wish to go on the day.
***Please note: there is officially a no refund policy for this event. However, if you cancel a number of days in advance and we're able to refill your space, we will indeed refund you. Similarly, moving a cancelled RSVP over to a future event is contingent upon being able to refill the space that you vacate.
- Full Day Access£22£220£0