Join Welsh Poet and Poetry Therapy Practitioner Jill Teague to explore nature and wellbeing through creative writing.
Our connection with nature, whether it be a forest, the seashore, a local park or own backyard, provides us with a way to explore our own inner nature and creative potential. Time in the natural environment can provide us with the space needed to refresh, regenerate and realign.
During the course, we will:
Explore nature-based practices as a way of engaging with the natural environment
Read a variety of poetry and experiment with some poetic forms
Use visual images – photographs, paintings, etc, as starting points for writing
No previous writing experience is needed.
“Dwell mindfully on your steps and soon you will find your balance” - Thich Nhat Hanh
Welsh poet, writing facilitator and Poetry Therapy Practitioner Jill Teague is based in Snowdonia, North Wales. Writing and spending time in the natural environment are two sources of immense pleasure and personal inspiration. Living and working in a place of outstanding natural beauty has played a huge part in her own healing and well being, and has helped sustain her creative process.
Jill is an Executive Director of iaPOETRY (The International Academy for Poetry Therapy), and is a Mentor for the organisation, providing training for those wishing to become Poetry Therapy Practitioners.
Awards and scholarships include Wales Arts International, NAPT (National Association for Poetry Therapy), and BridgeXngs Poetry Center, NYC, for pioneering work in the field of poetry therapy.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend but we suggest a voluntary donation to support the continuing work of Oriel Davies delivering workshops, events, activities and projects. Our aim is to provide opportunities for all in society to ensure nobody misses out on the health, wellbeing and educational benefits of creativity.