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Introduction to Writing for Self-Care

Sat 11 May

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Facilitated by Ann-marie Bywater, Introduction to Writing for Self-Care runs over six weeks.

It is a safe and supportive space for participants to explore a variety of writing techniques and the positive effects they can have on our wellbeing, while also engaging in meaningful self-reflection and creative expression.

Some of the positive effects of writing may include:

  • Increased self-awareness and emotional processing,
  • Reduced stress and anxiety,
  • Improved communication,
  • A boost in creativity and self-expression, and
  • Enhanced wellbeing.
  • And writing in a group can provide the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals to experience a sense of belonging and community.

This group is open to anyone over 18 years, whether you have prior journalling experience or you’re just starting out.

Good grammar, spelling, or neat handwriting not required!

Refreshments will be provided, and each participant receives a handbound journal.

Please note that this is not a therapeutic group, it aims to teach a number of different writing techniques for you to use for your own self-care. If you have any mental health or health issues, please make sure that you have appropriate professional support outside the group.

VENUE: The Neighbourhood Centre

LINK:  https://www.annmariebywater.com/events/introduction-to-writing-for-self-care-may24


Ann-marie Bywater
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Local government area
Bathurst Region
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
0410 016 617 or enquiries@annmariebywater.com


The Neighbourhood Centre (Bathurst)
96 Russell Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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