Reclaiming Your Story- a journaling workshop for all writers
October 29 - December 9$189
Through guided exercises, conversation, and meditative writing, you will write your way into your authentic voice and the un-filtered, un-guarded, un-judged thoughts and feelings that have perhaps been pushed down so as to accommodate those around, family, friends, or society at large.
We often consciously and subconsciously adapt our selves to societal norms, but the unrecognized burden of giving away your voice and story is feelings of loss, disorientation, and frustration. As well, hearing other people’s stories of us skews our own self perception, and often diverts our understanding of self away from who we truly are.
Without our voices, without our stories, without being our true selves, who are we? The paradox in our adapting our wants and needs- in effect, creating a false “daily operation” persona, is that we deny the world one less beautiful authentic individual and engender further feelings of intolerance for individuality, passion, and the vibrancy of unique perspectives.
Psychotherapist Vaishali Patel will guide you to first recognize who you believe you are today, and how certain stories have shaped your perspective and life. We will examine the negative narratives that have stuck with you, and explore how to approach them. We will also work on creating a fuller, all encompassing narrative that will help you reclaim and embrace your whole identity, so you can go forward fully and with positivity.
October 29 – December 9, 2018 (6 Weeks)
Live Conversation every week- Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. EST
For all writing levels
Instructor: Vaishali Patel
Vaishali is a Registered Psychotherapist and narrative practitioner. She received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro (UNCG), and currently holds certification with The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has been counselling since 2003, and worked in the field of Employee Assistance Programming (EAP) for more than six of those years, gaining experience and a greater understanding of the importance of work-life balance, and overall wellness of individuals. In addition to individual therapy in her private practice, Vaishali runs RAW (Revealing Authentic Women) Support Circles and “good for you Ladies Night Out” events.