Writing for Life
WELLBEING AT WORK & BEYOND
Kate and Heather are writers and facilitators who are passionate about the power of words for self-development.
With considerable experience and expertise in the corporate world and education, they recognise the need for new approaches to wellbeing in the workplace.
In light of this need, they offer a range of writing for wellbeing services which sit comfortably within the current wellness agenda and can enhance both your life and your work environment.
Taster sessions for your employees and tailored workshops to suit your needs.
An online course offering a variety of writing for wellbeing tools and techniques.
Writing for wellbeing workshops and online support for your charity.
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Kate is a writer, editor and writing for wellbeing facilitator. She is passionate about words and their ability to enhance our daily lives, from relaxation to self-discovery and workplace wellness. With a background in marketing & communications, Kate began exploring the world of writing for wellbeing formally in 2012. Since then, she has run workshops for a diverse range of groups including cancer survivors, professional writers and members of her local community. Kate was the London branch coordinator (2014–2016) for Lapidus – the words for wellbeing association. She is the founder of WriteToRelax.com and is currently writing a book on writing for relaxation. Kate is a member of Lapidus and NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education). She has an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and an MA in Creative Writing. Discover more at katemcbarron.co.uk.
Heather is a writer and writing for wellbeing facilitator. Having taught English and Creative Writing in colleges, schools and prisons, she now facilitates writing workshops in a range of contexts. These focus on the writing process and its potential for enhancing wellbeing and encouraging self-development. Heather has run a journal writing programme in a women’s prison, as well as providing workshops for mental health groups, churches and the wider community. She has completed training in writing for therapeutic purposes with the Orchard Foundation and the Professional Writing Academy, and has a Foundation Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills and Studies from the Metanoia Institute. She is a member of Lapidus, NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) and Mole Valley Poets. Find out more at heathershakespeare.com.
“Heather is skilled at creating a space for connection, creativity, insight and fun. The writing exercises and prompts are great for both newbies and experienced writers alike. I highly recommend.”
“Kate offers a wealth of experience in various aspects of creative writing. She encourages participants of her workshops to explore how creative writing can help each of us to think, explore and develop new ways of looking at the world. I would thoroughly recommend attending any of her events, you will surprise yourself and come away with new and life enhancing skills.”
“Heather has confidently guided us on a writing journey of exploration and provided a safe space for us to share our findings. I cherish this time I have carved out for myself.”
When we write in a way that encourages creativity, free expression and reflection the experience has much to offer.
Relieve stress and anxiety
Develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Offer insights into circumstances and relationships
Open up new perspectives
Stimulate creative thinking
Increase confidence and a sense of agency
Provide clarity and direction
Start your journey with us now
Writing for wellbeing facilitators hold workshops and events on a regular basis around the country. Find out what's happening in your area by checking out the Lapidus Events Calendar.
Have fun and unwind when you write for relaxation.
Find out more at WriteToRelax.com.
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