Two standalone sessions aimed at anyone interested in writing as a therapeutic means of enhancing self-awareness, self-expression and creativity. With Mark Ruston & Ali Harper.
UPDATE: These workshops were meant to take place on Saturday 21 March but due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have had to postpone them to Saturday 21 November 2020.
Session 1: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Putting yourself on the Page – finding & freeing your creative self.
Session 2: 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
The Therapeutic Art of Story – using storytelling to make sense of our life and history.
Date: Saturday 21 November 2020
Time: Morning Session: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm; Afternoon Session: 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Venue: This training will be run in person in our Garden Room at Wellspring House, 78 High Street, Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7LW. We have carried out extensive risk assessments and have health and safety plans in place. We have also capped participant numbers to 7 to keep you and our trainers safe.
Cost: £45 for one session if booked and paid for by 18 Oct; £55 thereafter. £85 for both sessions if booked and paid for by 18 Oct; £95 thereafter. Prices include VAT, CPD certificate and light refreshments (no lunch provided). 10% discount on prices for students or group bookings of 3 or more.
About the trainers
Mark Ruston has been a counsellor for 20 years. He works for Place2Be as a School Project Manager and Trainer.
Ali Harper is the author of The Disappeared and The Runaway, both recently published by HarperCollins. Her first three novels were published under the name AJ Taft and drew heavily on her real life experiences, growing up with the mystery of a disappeared father. Ali has taught creative writing for a number of years and was recently awarded a PhD by publication for her research into chick noir and feminist crime fiction.