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Professional development workshops and events

We can all benefit from pressing pause once in a while. Our professional development workshops encourage you to notice, ask questions and discover ways to enhance your working world.

Reflect, Reset, Reconnect

An introductory workshop

Our foundation ‘Reflect, Reset, Reconnect’ workshop will introduce you to a writing-based, creative approach which you can use to spark ideas and uncover new possibilities

Reflect, Reset, Reconnect

for Writers

Join us for this professional development workshop dedicated to writers, where we’ll guide you through a selection of creative activities to help you explore new perspectives and shake up your thinking.

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Our approach

We use an approach that combines the well-established discipline of reflective practice with creative, expressive and intuitive ‘writing for wellbeing‘ techniques.

This combination allows you to gain extra opportunities for insights and professional development. 

You can use this approach alongside other reflective practice activities, to complement your experience and add a new dimension to your thinking. Or, you can use it as a standalone tool. Either way, this type of writing and reflection offers the chance to approach your working life from a new perspective. It can even open the door to creative and innovative ways forward.

Building on firm foundations

Writing as a tool for reflection, discovery and self-development is, of course, not a modern invention. Over the centuries, many individuals have instinctively turned to diaries, journalling, poetry, fiction and life-story writing to help articulate their experiences, express themselves, deepen self-awareness and move towards personal growth.

In our ‘writing for professional development’ workshops, we build on these concepts. We draw on theory and practice from fields such as coaching, counselling, positive psychology, therapeutic writing, the Arts and, of course, reflective practice. In this way, writing’s transformative potential is released.

At Writing for Life, we believe this approach has the potential to help any professional who is seeking personal growth in the workplace and who is able & willing to give writing a go.

The benefits of this approach

The potential benefits are numerous and can include a chance to:

  • pause for thought

  • develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence

  • uncover insights into circumstances and relationships

  • open up new perspectives

  • stimulate creative thinking

  • enhance motivation

  • increase confidence and sense of agency

  • build resilience

  • provide clarity and direction

  • relieve stress and anxiety

  • benchmark progress

  • prepare for meetings and events, such as appraisals, interviews, supervision sessions or presentations

  • navigate change