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 Workshops, Courses, Retreats

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Sep. 14 - Oct. 18, 2020 Writing on the Landscape: The Book Experienced online course
This online course will guide students through the book, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew. Upon registration, we will decide as a class which two dates we want to meet in real-time (via Zoom videoconference). The rest of the coursework can be done per a student's individual schedule and will be supported (during the course dates listed above) via email and the online course platform. Learn more and register here. 

Sep. 26, 2020 (Sat.) Autumn Half-Day Retreat, via Zoom $60. 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join me via Zoom to contemplate the season of autumn through poetry, meditation, writing, visual art, etc. We will spend a portion of our time going outdoors in our respective locations and then reconvening online. Please have near your computer art supplies, paper, pens, and whatever else you need to feel comfortable. To register, send an email: tealarborstories@gmail.com 

Oct. 7, 2020 (Wed.) Wellbeing Wednesdays, via Zoom $25. (Discounts if you: bring a friend, sign up as a group, or register for all four Wednesdays.)
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. 14, 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. 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.) Presentations at the Conflict Resolution Conference of The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the Unconference of Mediate B.C., via Zoom

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 

Growing Words of Compassion: Nature and Writing Practices to Love By (Online Course)
On-demand - available now (register and take the course whenever you want): 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.

Instructors' Guide to Writing on the Landscape (Online Course)
On-demand - available now (register and take the course whenever you want): 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

Writing on the Landscape: The Book Experienced (Online Course)
On-demand - available now (register and take the course whenever you want): 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


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.
 

Sampling of Past Workshops & Trainings 

Altar-Making Workshop
Alternatives to Voice: Writing as a Means to Understanding
An Antidote to Writers’ Block

Compassionate Practices in Trying Circumstances
Crafting Your Writing Life
Developing a Body of Work: Beginners

Developing a Body of Work: Phase II
Exploring our Spiritual Roots: The Inner/Outer Landscape
Grief & Writing for the Holidays
Journeying Through Personal Responsibility Toward a Culture of Peace
Journeys into Landscapes: Travel Journaling

Meditation and Writing
Nature Journaling

Reaching Writing Goals
Season’s Greetings: Writing for the Holidays
Stories of Conflict: Calming Practices Rooted in Ecological Writing
Stories of Conflict: Writing for Insight as a Tool for Mediating
Sustainable Earth, Sustainable Lives: Writing that Sustains
Taking a Deeper Dive: Writing Stories that Transform
The Journey Through Grief
Transforming Conflict, Transforming Lives: Re-writing & Re-rooting Stories
Treephilia: Global Earth Exchange, in connection with Radical Joy for Hard Times
Volunteers Who Thrive: Writing & Nature Practices in Hospice Service
Writing as Life; Life as Writing
Writing as Rite

Writing for Non-Writers
Writing for Serenity
Writing for the Autumnal Equinox 
Writing for the Holidays

Writing for the Spring Equinox
Writing for the Summer Solstice
Writing for the Winter Solstice
Writing, Meditation, and Creativity
Writing No Matter What: Getting Words on the Page
Written Story Workshop

 

 



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