Sat, 12 Feb|
Self-Compassion for Writers with Kit Mallory | Two Workshops | £48
Young adult author and qualified mental health practitioner Kit Mallory understands only too well the joys and agonies that writing can bring. This two-part experiential workshop aims to equip you with practical skills to help you to face the emotional demands of being a writer at any stage.
Time & Location
12 Feb 2022, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT
About the Event
Sat 12th February 10am -1pm
Sat 26th February 10am-1pm
Wherever you are in your writing journey, this two-part experiential workshop aims to equip you with practical skills to help you to face the emotional demands and challenges of writing, querying and publication with compassion, courage and commitment.
Not only are writers often our own harshest critics - the process of writing means opening ourselves up to criticism, rejection and uncertainty, whether you’re just starting out or you’re awaiting news of how your latest book is selling. Anxiety and self-doubt can become barriers to learning and development, to taking opportunities – and most importantly, to celebrating your achievements and finding joy and fulfilment in your work.
Developed by psychologist Paul Gilbert, Compassionate Mind Theory combines principles of evolutionary psychology, modern cognitive behavioural therapies, and ancient mindfulness practices. Rather than being about ‘niceness’ or ‘fluffiness’, self-compassion is about developing a deeper understanding of why we think, feel and behave the ways we do – and how to use this knowledge to learn, grow and challenge ourselves. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn practical strategies to help you face challenging situations and tolerate difficult emotions – so that you can keep working towards your goals as a writer with empathy and kindness.
Attendees will learn:
- How the evolution of the human brain affects the way we interact with our experiences in the here and now
- Why ‘tough love’ and self-criticism might be hindering rather than helping you
- Skills for tolerating rejection, uncertainty and critical feedback with kindness and perseverance
- Strategies to tackle anxiety-provoking situations and ‘do the difficult thing’ (and keep doing it, even when things get tough!)
Partial Bursaries for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for this workshop. To enquire about a bursary please email Paul, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
About Kit Mallory
Kit (she/her) is a registered mental health practitioner and the author of YA dystopian duology Blackout and Sparks. Her work has been shortlisted and longlisted for the Mslexia Children’s Novel Award, and longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award. Her brand is best described as underdogs, mental health, and angry queer girls.
This ticket covers both 2 hour workshops. Partial bursaries are potentially available depending on your circumstances and our bursary fund levels. If you want to apply for a part-bursary please email email@example.com.£48.00Sold Out
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