✏️Letting Our Life Write Itself: A Creative Writing Half-Day Retreat 📝

Two Dates:
Saturday, July 14, 2024 in Portland
Sunday, July 28, 2024 in Corbett

Time: 9:30am to 130pm

In these half-day retreats, we will gather together to explore how to use writing as a means of exploring our own psyches. The workshop will be from 9:30am-12:30pm, and then we will enjoy a potluck lunch together and integrate the experience.

This workshop will weave in many threads into the tapestry of creative and meditative writing, including mindfulness, parts-work, somatic awareness, Jungian active-imagination, and the living intelligence of more-than-human nature. We will do writing exercises, as well as other forms of dyadic and group inquiry.

Meditative writing is a form of psycho-spiritual practice which joins the mind with the heart, and allows us to actually use our thinking to orient toward the depths of True Nature. Instead of trying to not think, we cultivate the ability to think precisely, creatively, and joyously. We learn to reclaim our capacity to think and verbalize not as mere conditioned habitual reactions, but as truly free expressions of curiosity and inquiry, of humor, beauty, and celebration.

In this workshop we will let the spirits of fiction and fantasy dance together with deep truth and self-reflection; that is, the exercises will integrate writing-as-meditative practice, and writing-as-creative-expression. Maybe we made a mistake in the first place thinking that creativity and truth-seeking could ever be separated!

Donation: Optional but encouraged $5-$25 donation to the Liberation Institute, a local nonprofit that offers very affordable psychotherapy to Oregonians. No one turned away for lack of funds.

To RSVP or get more info, email eric@liberationinstitute.org