Winter Fuel: Creative Therapeutic Writing & Journaling to Resource Ourselves

Trees in the snow, a road through them

Do you struggle with the darker months?

Maybe you find winter a challenging time and are already dreading the shortening days. 

We are gathering a group of women and femmes to come together and explore what we are taking with us into winter.

We will work with myths, legends, creative therapeutic writing and journaling. Using creative arts, writing, mindful movement and guided reflections, we will explore your harvest that you are carrying into winter. We will share resources that you can use in the darker days and draw on the solace and support of our gathering).

If you are wanting to approach the winter from a new, healing perspective, come and join us as we explore ourselves in this deep and compassionate workshop.

Meet your teachers:

Claire Williamson has been working in the world of words for wellbeing for twenty-five years, most recently responding to stories of bereavement, dementia and illness. Author of four poetry collections, the latest is Visiting the Minotaur (Seren, 2018). Claire is Programme Leader of Metanoia Institute’s MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A doctoral candidate at Cardiff University, Claire is exploring ‘Writing the 21st Century Bereavement Novel’.

Grace Quantock is a writer and psychotherapeutic counsellor in advance training. She writes creative non-fiction, focussing on the experiences of connecting with self and others when living with life challenges. Her writing is found at the intersection between systemic dynamics in relationship, social justice, marginalised identities and the creative arts. Grace has studied writing poetry, memoir, journalism and creative non-fiction writing. She have a degree in history, where she studied the work of early women writers and the querelle des femmes. Grace’s work has been featured in The Guardian, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post and The Unexpected Shape. She is currently undertaking a residency at the Pervasive Media Studios and working on a book about navigating conflicted spaces, polarised relationships and boundaries around difference. 


Based at the beautiful Gestalt Centre Wales, Manor House, 9 Bank Street, Chepstow, NP16 5EL.

Time and Date:

Date: Friday 15 November 2019

Time: 10.00am- 3.30pm 

Over 16s only at this time.

You need to bring yourself and a fave pen/pencil and a notebook/ journal/exercise book/paper to write on. Art materials are provided. There are local cafes and vegan, gluten-free friendly places to eat.

Limited places are available. Book your place now:

Early bird £65

Regular price (after September 1st 2019): £85

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