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Creative Journaling- Surfing the Waves

Guests who have discovered Creative Journaling thanks to Ann Beazer and Ammerdown seem to have loved every minute of it. One wrote: “The weekend with Ann was one of the best ever Ammerdown weekends I have attended. She is truly inspiring, tapping inner creativeness, and we all had enormous fun.” 

This year’s Creative Journaling weekend focuses on the theme of ‘Surfing the Waves’, as a metaphor for the ups and downs of life.

Ann writes: “Whilst we may long for all to be peace and calm, the ups and downs of life are inevitable. Surfers at the beach obviously aim to ride each wave yet, in reality, many of them spend far more time in the water than on their boards. Success is all about mounting the board again in order to surrender to the power of the next wave. What an analogy for the art of being fully alive. We shall use our creative journal exercises to focus on what it means to be fully alive and to encourage ourselves to ride the waves of life with persistence, tenacity and joy.”

The weekend will include a combination of enjoyable, creative activities interspersed with reflective writing. Neither writing nor artistic skills are a prerequisite to giving oneself a ‘voice’ in this form. This workshop is suitable for those who have been journaling for years as well as those with little or no experience.

Ann Beazer was originally introduced to ‘journaling’ by her spiritual director in the mid 1970s. Since 2002, she has expanded into a more creative approach thanks to in- depth training with Dr Lucia Capacchione, an internationally renowned author and teacher.

* Cost: please note that the fee for the course includes the cost of handouts, a journal and an extensive set of creative material, to be used during the weekend and afterwards.

Led by: Ann Beazer

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday, ending with lunch on Sunday.

Guests who have discovered Creative Journaling thanks to Ann Beazer and Ammerdown seem to have loved every minute of it. One wrote: “The weekend with Ann was one of the best ever Ammerdown weekends I have attended. She is truly inspiring, tapping inner creativeness, and we all had enormous fun.” 

This year’s Creative Journaling weekend focuses on the theme of ‘Surfing the Waves’, as a metaphor for the ups and downs of life.

Ann writes: “Whilst we may long for all to be peace and calm, the ups and downs of life are inevitable. Surfers at the beach obviously aim to ride each wave yet, in reality, many of them spend far more time in the water than on their boards. Success is all about mounting the board again in order to surrender to the power of the next wave. What an analogy for the art of being fully alive. We shall use our creative journal exercises to focus on what it means to be fully alive and to encourage ourselves to ride the waves of life with persistence, tenacity and joy.”

The weekend will include a combination of enjoyable, creative activities interspersed with reflective writing. Neither writing nor artistic skills are a prerequisite to giving oneself a ‘voice’ in this form. This workshop is suitable for those who have been journaling for years as well as those with little or no experience.

Ann Beazer was originally introduced to ‘journaling’ by her spiritual director in the mid 1970s. Since 2002, she has expanded into a more creative approach thanks to in- depth training with Dr Lucia Capacchione, an internationally renowned author and teacher.

* Cost: please note that the fee for the course includes the cost of handouts, a journal and an extensive set of creative material, to be used during the weekend and afterwards.

 

 

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Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

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