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A reflective exercise

It’s good to reflect at the end of running a writing for wellbeing workshop.

This way you often find ideas come up for future exercises and ways of working with your group.

The following is an extract from an exercise I presented at A Dose of Writing
at The Poetry School for Lapidus London, in September 2019.

I asked delegates:

– What’s happening in this group?  and to make some notes – being playful,
serious, making it up, or using their own experiences to describe what they thought was going on from what they could see.

– To take two of the characters and write from their perspectives.
Writing for 5 mins on each one.

– Then to extract or choose 5 words that described how each of their two
characters were feeling.

– Lastly to list how they would run the next workshop / meeting for this group given that they’d had time to reflect on the dynamics and feelings in the group.

The painting is The Potato Eaters by Van Gogh.

Pimlico workshops

Writing Workshops in the South West Fest

On 1st and 15th July


1st and 15th July | 6.45pm – 9.15pm | Venue 9 | Tachbrook Community Hall

Pimlico Writers in the South West Fest.

Want to write? Come along to this relaxed and friendly group which meets twice a month in Pimlico throughout the year. Inspirations for writing, tea and cake.

Led by Christine Hollywood.

Free | All ages welcome | Email Jennifer Hayden to book your space: