Writing can be medicine that we can administer ourselves at any time. This short online class will equip you with tools to help process some of the complex feelings that bubble up in a crisis, stabilise your ship and find reasons to be hopeful. It will also help you hone your writing into something deeply personal which will help you connect with others. Note: Words Heal was created in response to the shock of the pandemic, but remains potent and relevant for writing through any crisis in the modern world.
- Fourteen video-based lessons from bestselling author Beth Kempton, approaching writing in a variety of ways, with inspiring prompts and exercises to nurture your writing practice. Beth includes a host of insights into her personal experience writing four books, numerous published and thousands of social media posts.
- Fourteen ‘daily sparks’ (audio) to warm you up before you dive into your writing.
- Fourteen exercises to inspire, calm and stretch you.
Who’s it for?
Anyone who loves to write and wants to explore how writing can be a tonic in the whirling mists of life. Whether you are a novice, an aspiring author, someone wanting to connect with others through your social media platforms, or a career writer, you will find much in here to support you at this time.
Please be aware that this is not a replacement for clinical therapy. Please seek professional clinical advice if you need it. Please also note that this class does not include any feedback on individual writing samples.
About your tutor
Beth Kempton has spent the last decade helping tens of thousands of people find creative ways to live well doing what they love, through powerful online courses and workshops as founder of Do What You Love. Beth writes self-help books which have been translated into more than 25 languages. Her bestselling book ‘Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life’ has been recommended by TIME Magazine, British Vogue, The Telegraph, and Psychologies Magazine, described as ‘a truly transformational read’ by Sunday Times Style, and optioned for television. Wabi Sabi was an Indie Healthy Living Top 20 Bestseller based on sales in independent bookshops across America. She is also the author of Freedom Seeker: Live more. Worry less. Do what you love. (Hay House), Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year (Piatkus) and most recently, We Are in This Together: Finding hope and opportunity in the depths of adversity (Piatkus) which she wrote in sixteen days in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. Mother of two adorable girls, she lives a slow-ish life in Devon, UK and is now working on book six.