Write From the Heart

Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this interactive workshop will be held online via Google Meet (it’s like Zoom). When you register, Joyce Cohen, our facilitator, will get in touch for a brief interview to answer your questions and make sure this workshop is a good fit for you.

Email registration@amiquebec.org or call 514-486-1448 with any questions.

Write from the Heart is a six-week writing workshop in which we use writing to express feelings and then share what we wrote with the group. The workshop provides a safe and welcoming space that promotes healing, support and empowerment through writing, reading our words and deep listening. It’s about self-expression, not being a good writer. It will be led by Joyce Cohen, a Certified Life Coach and Therapeutic Arts facilitator.

Each workshop starts with Joyce reading a poem or some other prompt that fires up your imagination. Then you write intuitively for 15 minutes about whatever comes to mind. Finally, everyone reads their work out loud.

The group doesn’t critique, it just listens. It’s very freeing. You’ll feel heard and supported as you connect with yourself and the others. Insight, laughter and tears are hallmarks of the sessions! It’s intimate and powerful. I hope you’ll join us.

“This was such a nice change in approach for a therapeutic outlet. Joyce has such a gentle and accepting way of guiding everyone. I enjoyed hearing everyone else’s writings. Whether we struggled, laughed or just connected with each reading I think we all looked forward to trying to process everything differently.”

“The workshop experience brought to the surface some emotions and unconscious thoughts that surprised me. That experience was in a way cathartic. The shared emotions in each of the participants’ writing was also healing. Joyce’s leadership, choice of prompts and her empathetic approach makes the experience highly recommended.”

“What a magnificent group of women who shared your stories in such a heartfelt way each week. Joyce thank you for skillfully providing us a safe space. The poems you chose seemed to be sprinkled with fairy dust and opened up our vulnerabilities with a pinch of magic. It was always a delight to share in the experience of what flowed from our minds onto the page.”

Workshop dates: November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 8, 15.

Starts November 10, 2022 and runs for 6 weeks on Thursdays
1-2pm
With Joyce Cohen
Online on Google Meet

MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
Complete this form or call 514-486-1448

When you register, Joyce Cohen, our facilitator, will get in touch for a brief interview to answer your questions and make sure this workshop is a good fit for you.

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This online workshop is only for family and friends of someone living with mental illness. It will be interactive and space is limited. If you register and do not attend, you may be taking a spot away from someone in need.

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