compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes

compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes

Events Calendar

Advance registration is necessary for all for-fee offerings.
Does your group want to host a workshop on a particular topic? Workshops tailored to your specific needs are offered upon request. 

Upcoming Offerings

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Oct. 21, 2020 (Wed.) Wellbeing Wednesdays, via Zoom $25. 
(Discounts if you bring a friend or sign up as a group.)
12:15 - 1:15 PM
Join others who want to find a moment of calm and beauty midweek. Bring your lunch, pen and paper, art supplies, and your heart to our Zoom gathering. Each week we will enjoy a reading or video clip, poetry, calming activity, and opportunities to share the small ways in which we seek great wellbeing. To register, send an email: tealarborstories@gmail.com 

Oct. 28, 2020 (Wed.) Wellbeing Wednesdays, via Zoom $25. 
(Discounts if you bring a friend or sign up as a group.)
12:15 - 1:15 PM
Join others who want to find a moment of calm and beauty midweek. Bring your lunch, pen and paper, art supplies, and your heart to our Zoom gathering. Each week we will enjoy a reading or video clip, poetry, calming activity, and opportunities to share the small ways in which we seek great wellbeing. To register, send an email: tealarborstories@gmail.com 

Oct. 29, 2020 (Thurs.) Hummingbirds, Hemlocks, and Horizons: Sensory Delight in Nature and Art, via Zoom
10:15 AM
Presentation at the Conflict Resolution Conference of The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the Unconference of Mediate B.C: Journey with me and your colleagues in pursuit of the restorative goodness of creativity, the natural world, and beauty. Through simple activities, we will awaken our senses and cultivate joy: that substrate of wellbeing that carries us through difficulty. Join us in adding your own sense of aesthetics to the conference experience! 

Nov 6, 2020 (Fri.) Day of Reflection and Gratitude, via Zoom $95. 
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Spend the day engaged in nourishing activities to deepen self-reflection and gain clarity about your next steps as a change agent in the world. Experience a host of ways to foster gratitude in all circumstances. And immerse yourself in the interconnection between contemplation, gratefulness, and service. To register, send an email: tealarborstories@gmail.com 

Dec. 9, 2020 (Wed.) Making Writing Easier, via Zoom
8:30 - 10:30 AM
College classroom #1, using Writing on the Landscape as their course text

Dec. 9, 2020 (Wed.) Making Writing Easier, via Zoom
3:00 - 4:45 PM
College classroom #2, using Writing on the Landscape as their course text

Dec. 10, 2020 (Thurs.) Making Writing Easier, via Zoom
8:30 - 10:30 AM
College classroom #3, using Writing on the Landscape as their course text

Dec. 11, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021 Writing Sabbatical/TEALarbor stories offline
I will be offline and immersed in work on my current book project. Client services will resume on January 11, 2021. 

 

Online Courses

The following courses are on-demand; register for and take the class whenever you want.

Growing Words of Compassion: Nature and Writing Practices to Love By
This course is a hands-on, multidisciplinary curriculum that will help students engage with their innate capacity for tender compassion. The course is designed to meet each student where s/he currently is in the understanding and practice of compassion; deepening one’s expression of compassion is the primary focus. Click here for more information.

Writing on the Landscape: The Book Experienced 
This online course will guide students through the book, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew. Click here for more information

Instructors' Guide to Writing on the Landscape 
This course is designed as an instructional aid for professors/facilitators who are using the book, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew as part of their curriculum/group work. Click here for more information


Popular Workshops

Writing the Inner/Outer Landscape - Introduction
Explore what it means to write from the perspective of the inner and outer landscapes. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with three evocative types of written expression: writing for insight, writing as rite and writing for outcome. Whether a novice or experienced writer, you are invited to see what emerges when writing meets inspiration and nature. 

Writing the Inner/Outer Landscape - Five Part Series, Includes:
Branching Out: Brainstorming
Stacking the Rocks: Getting Organized
Diving into the Stream: Actually Writing
The Brambled Trail: Roadblocks in Writing
Climbing the Mountain: Finding Stamina

Grief and Writing
Writing is a powerful way to work through the difficult emotions associated with loss or transition. Whether your life changes and sorrows are past or current, this workshop offers a path toward wholeness. You will have the opportunity to explore your individual expression of grief in a safe, confidential community. I will introduce a variety of simple nature-based, spiritual, and creative practices that can help you cultivate and sustain peaceful wellbeing even during hard times. 

Writing for the Equinox/Solstice
We will explore how the seasons shape and move us. Our time together will include sitting, writing, and walking solo on the land in order to experience more deeply our inner seasons.
 

 

 



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