Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation

Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 10:30 to 17:00
Personal Growth
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An intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing

“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

This transformational workshop introduces students of all levels to spiritual memoir and writing as a path of transformation and self-discovery. When you learn to tell the whole truth about experience and to discern your own soul’s journey, you come to understand the mythic dimension of personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. Liberated from the myth that your story is you, and aware that every life narrative is a work of fiction, you are freed of the unnecessary limits these fictions impose

Through writing exercises and group dialogue, you will examine your inner life as a doorway to transpersonal wisdom, beginning with early biography, through emotional maturity, adult and family life, rites of passage, loss and growth, as well as treasure troves of must-tell stories. The objectives of this workshop are radical truth telling, increased mindfulness, and increased skill in writing.

About the speaker, Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek, M.A., is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on transformative writing for personal, professional, and spiritual development. He is the founder of TheSeekersForum.com, an online community for writing and self-inquiry, as well as the author of eight books including How Emerson Can Change Your Life: Lessons From an American Stoic, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story,  When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life, , and Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery. 

A featured blogger for PsychologyToday.com, he has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including the New Yorker, Details, Harper’s Bazaar, The Chicago Tribune, O: The Oprah Magazine, and many others.  A MacDowell Fellow and graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he offers workshops in self-inquiry and personal development internationally, using his Writing To Awaken method. Mark lives in Springs, New York. 


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