Workshops and Mentoring

DIVING INTO STORY
Monthly writing workshops held at the Tree of Life Centre in Hove, UK
Sundays 1:30-4:30 p.m. / £25
contact me for more details or go here to the Tree of Life website for the next dates. If you are not sure these workshops are for you, contact me for a ‘taster’ price.

We all have a story to tell, and our stories matter. Stories give us the chance to be heard, stories help us find out who we really are; stories connect us to others and perhaps stories help the world become whole.

These monthly three-hour workshops will support you to discover the exhilaration and power of writing without preconceived ideas about what you should be writing or how you should be writing it, a thrilling and sometimes life-changing experience.

Your stories may be inspired from personal life, your intuition or your imagination, it does not matter: you will be encouraged to step out of your own way and open up your ‘child eyes’ to whatever wants to be expressed on the page. The focus of the workshop will be how to stop thinking about writing and to actually write.

You will begin at least one story, and you will leave knowing how to continue. Each workshop will go ‘deeper’ building on the previous one, but new participants are always welcome! No formal writing experience required.

Though none of us will live forever, our stories can. As long as one soul remains who can tell the story, the greater forces of love, mercy, generosity, and strength are continuously called into the world.”~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

For more information about these workshops and the next date contact me or join the Diving into Story Meetup group.

MENTORSHIP

I offer writing mentorship sessions and programmes. You might want an editorial eye or feedback on a single story, or a series of sessions to help you through the long-haul of writing a novel or memoir; or perhaps you are suffering from writers’ block and need to find a way through. Wherever you are in your writing, I tailor my approach depending on your needs.

Depending on where you live, you can be met one-on-one, or given feedback and guidance via email, telephone and/or Skype.

For information contact me for details.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have been writing as part of my job for many years, yet it seemed I could never “just write”.  What amazed me most about this workshop was that without much drama, it gently pushed me into just doing it. It was the ride of my life!”
Anka Suckow 

“It is not too much to say that the writing retreat has changed my life.”
Gabriele Stehle

“For me the writing process with Sandra was pure magic. We take what is very ordinary, that which I would normally discard, and turn it into pure gold. It has helped me to stop thinking about writing and to become a writer.’
Andrew Fawcett

“The  workshop enabled me to re-enter an almost forgotten ‘place’ of wonder and luminosity. I felt that each of us was given exactly what we needed in terms of encouragement and guidance and the space to listen to ourselves and each other. The weekend was intense and enjoyable and completely revelatory. I loved it!”
Rosemary Taylor