Expressive writing for self-supervision
When: tbd (contact Kate for details of next series)
Cost: $40 per session
Supervision is a lifelong gift available to all counselors and therapists, however, self-supervision is often overlooked as a source of professional support. Expressive therapies offer many tools which can be harnessed to provide self-supervision and develop reflective practice. The focus will be on a three-part process of: writing, reading, reflecting, as it can be applied to a variety of writing techniques (such as dialogues, unsent letters), captured moments. Supervision places client experience at the heart of the process where the supervisor acts as the observing self – expressive writing used for self-supervision allows clinicians to bring their own observing self to shine a light on their work with clients of all ages and presenting problems. By becoming both writer and reader of their own experience clinicians can begin to change the scripts of their encounters with clients
The Third Eye: Expressive Writing Group
for Women in the Healing Professions
Next meetings in 2019:
Thursday May 9th
Location:contact Kate for details
Expressive writing offers a way in to self-supervision & reflective practice for busy people. This group is for helping and healing professionals: eg therapists, healers, coaches, health professionals & therapeutic writing facilitators. Join a small group of fellow practitioners and begin to develop new means of self-support and self-care by activating your creativity. We use poetry, journal writing techniques (such as Captured Moments, dialogues, perspectives) and other expressive writing prompts to reflect on our lives and our work with others. Sharing is an opportunity, never an obligation.
This monthly group for healing professionals has been meeting since 2011 and currently has space for one or two more people to join the group. No prior experience of writing is necessary just a willingness to put pen to paper and to open yourself to the power of writing in community.