This practical and participatory weekend workshop explores how Gestalt can be used to develop your creative expression. It’s ideal whether you want to use creative writing for personal satisfaction or professional development.

Who’s the workshop aimed at?

You don’t need any previous experience of creative writing or Gestalt. This two-day workshop is ideal for anyone, at any level, who wants to learn a Gestalt-based approach to creative writing. It’s popular with people interested in using writing in a therapeutic setting, It also attracts people who want to boost their confidence in creative expression – whether for self-help or as a therapeutic tool.

What’s covered?

It’s a predominantly practical workshop, with plenty of writing and sharing. There will also be some brief theoretical discussions to explain the rationale behind the exercises. Themes covered include:

  • Free Fall writing as a technique to write through writer’s block
  • Autobiographical writing
  • Projection as creative discovery
  • Secrets, metaphors and poetry as medicine.

Course tutor

Angelika Wienrich is a Certificate tutor on the counselling faculty here at the Gestalt Centre as well as a guest tutor to the Diploma level.  In addition to this Creative Writing as Therapy weekend, she also offers an experiential Gestalt weekend entitled Gestalt in Action.  She has been a psychotherapist since 1988 and has a background in research and higher education. She has also worked as a staff counsellor within the NHS. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing in Personal Development from Sussex University (gained in 1999) and is a member of the Playback Theatre Company.

Course Fee

£250 self-funded; £290 sponsored

Next dates

29 & 30 June 2024, in person.

Timings: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm on both days

“It was amazing how quickly I began to let go of my anxiety and my self-censorship. By lunch time I must have written more than 4000 words and shared my excerpts with most of the people in the room.”

Moyra, Leadership Coach


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