Write to Release
EXPRESSIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Please dive deep into the questions below and notice how you are feeling as you pause after reading each one:
Are past or present events holding you back?
Have you been too afraid or finding it difficult to express yourself?
Have you lost a loved one and finding it hard to release how you really feel?
Have you lost a loved one from a relationship breakup and don’t know how to release the hurt, and trying to understand what went wrong?
Have you been in a situation that has had an impact on your mental health and wellbeing?
Do you find it difficult to forgive?
Do you feel lost?
Do you work in the Mental Health sector, Domestic Abuse, Rape Victims, Bereavement?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, then this workshop is for you.
Hi, my name is Jenny Ford, I am an author, emotional healer and inspirational writer and the creator of the Write to Release Workshop.
I am very heart centered I always come from a place of love in my personal life and business.
My mission and my calling are to make a difference, to help as many people as I can on their healing journey through the written word whether that is through my books, courses, or workshops.
My intention and purpose of creating this workshop is to help you connect to a place of inner peace, comfort, acceptance, and emotional healing. To find your light, to release, be enlightened, empowered and feel uplifted.
So, what is Write To Release?
It is exactly what it says in the title. We write to release our thoughts, feelings, and emotions through expressive writing. Releasing all the things that we have been holding on to, things that may have been building up for a long time and finding it hard to let go of. (I must stress this does not mean letting go of the loss of a loved one).
When we go through adversity, overwhelm, and challenges I would always advise people to find someone they can trust and feel comfortable with to talk to. But I also know that there are many people who find expressing their thoughts and feelings verbally difficult to do. So, I believe the next best thing is to write it down.
I want to ask you....... HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU RELEASE SOMETHING STRESSFUL?
Happier? Lighter? More relaxed? Stress-free?
IT'S AN INCREDIBLE FEELING RIGHT?!
That's why I have created this AMAZING workshop to help you to have the tools and techniques to go to, so that you can release anything when it shows up for you - in your life.
I created this workshop, not from reading it in a book, or googling it - but from experience
I have been through the worst kind of loss that a parent can go through (child loss), ill health that left me feeling depressed and hopeless. Abuse, mentally, physically, and verbally. Painful relationship breakup’s, divorce, stress, anxiety, and trauma.
I know what it feels like to have your mental health and wellbeing shot to pieces leaving you feeling helpless and not knowing what to do. I understand what it feels like to go through physical and emotional pain. And I found a way to help me get through it and I want to share that with you.
As an author I know how powerful, healing, and empowering the written word can be especially when they are your own written words. I discovered this when I became ill in 2009 and wrote my very first book. ‘A Collection of Inspirational Guided prayers’ I’m not saying you must write a book to release what is going on in your life but writing down how you feel is good for the Mind, Body and Soul.
Writing about your thoughts and feelings can be difficult but emotionally healing. I will be honest with you; it can bring up memories that you may not want to remember and re-live. It can open that pandora’s box. It can be challenging and scary. But if we bury those feelings and emotions, it can stop us from moving forward to a more positive way of life.
Is this a quick, fast-fix for your problems?
Most definitely not. It is a process that takes time, but you may start to see improvements in your mental and physical health after a short period.
The more you get into the habit of writing 15-20 minutes every day the freer you become of the emotions building up, gaining greater clarity of the situation you are writing about and coming to terms with what has happened.
It's also very much about your mindset
Every thought we have brings with it a feeling and it’s those thoughts that makes you feel the way you do which can have an impact on you mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Anger, frustration, stress, anxiety can weaken the immune system up to six hours. But just five minutes of feeling love, gratitude and compassion strengthens the immune system for six hours.
Writing down your thoughts and feelings will improve not only the immune system but also the mind.
Being open, honest, and true to yourself gives you that freedom to write down your thoughts and feelings without judgement bringing emotional healing, and life changing opportunities just like it did for me.
Expressive writing is used as a therapeutic tool to help you understand the reasons for your thoughts and feelings. It allows you to search deep within yourself.
You don’t have to worry about punctuation, spelling or grammar, nobody will see it, it is for your eyes only.
There is no wrong or right way in writing these down, only your way.
All your writing in this workshop is private and confidential.
We work in small intimate groups of six people sitting away from each other, this is a very private and personal moment so no one can see what you are writing. This is a space for you to transform.
Know you have the support from others and that you are not alone.
Your situations may not be the same, but your story will be.
It’s time to take control of your life, your soul journey.
Let your written words be your voice.
This is what you can expect from the workshop:
This will take approximately One & Half hours
Investment for six people
Please bring a notebook and pen with you
We will work in an intimate group of six people at any one time giving you that privacy
Welcome and introduction.
Breathing exercise and setting your intention.
Releasing writing exercise.
How it could have been writing exercise.
Letting it go.
Now we have released through the writing it’s time to let it go. This will be through burning the pages you have written on if allowed depending on venue. Or by tearing up into some pieces and I will dispose of them for you.
A prayer of thanks and gratitude
Releasing the energies
(A bit of fun to end the session)
A list of 30 daily prompts for you to take home that will help guide you into developing a journaling habit for the next month
The Benefits of Expressive Writing:
To identify emotions and experiences
To recognise and become aware of these emotions and experiences
To authentically express yourself though your writing
To develop good mental health
To build self esteem
To help deal with trauma
Support the expression of your feelings
Scientifically proven that writing can help us to heal
Strengthening the immune system
Lowers blood pressure
Reduces stress and anxiety
Improves overall wellbeing
Enhances personal empowerment
The Write to Release workshop/materials are sold with the understanding the workshop creator is not engaged in rendering medical, psychological, or any other mental health professional services. If the individual/s require expert assistance or counselling, the services of a competent professional should be sought.