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WRITE YOUR UNDISCOVERED SELF

WITH DR RACHEL

5 Wednesdays
from 29 May
to 26 June 24

5 x 2 hours

£120

_ 29/05 Introduction

_ 05/06

Child Self

_ 12/06

Great Self

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19/06 Shadow Self

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26/06

Future Self

ABOUT THIS EVENT


 

One of the main founders of depth-psychology, Carl Gustav Jung proposes that what our rational minds takes for reality is only a partial view of what he calls ‘the real psychic facts’. Deep beneath our everyday awareness, we all have an undiscovered self who is the creative, animating and healing inner life-force behind our intuition, imagination and dreams.

It is through learning to attune to the embodied wisdom of our undiscovered self that we can experience this deeper level of reality as an expansive cosmological web in which everything and everyone is connected. In this way, we can create the necessary conditions for living more fully, authentically and meaningfully.

 

Write Your Undiscovered Self is a five-week depth work programme led by Dr Rachel Newsome grounded in Jungian psychology and neuroscience where you will learn how writing can be used as a tool to support psychological and spiritual growth.

 

Who Is It For?

Anyone who is curious about learning writing techniques to support psycho-spiritual growth

Artists, creative practitioners, writers & teachers of writing who are interested in expanding their practice and range

Therapeutic practitioners who would like to learn more about how writing can be a form of healing.

The focus of the programme is on process, rather than outcome, and on what comes up in the writing, rather than craft, skills and technique. This means that you don’t need any previous writing experience to benefit from the course and there will be no pressure to read anything out.

 

What To Expect

Each week we will be exploring a different aspect of our ‘undiscovered’ selves.

Week 1 Write Your Undiscovered Self Introduction

Week 2 Write Your Undiscovered Child Self

Week 3 Write Your Undiscovered Great Self

Week 4 Write Your Undiscovered Shadow Self

Week 5 Write Your Undiscovered Future Self

 

Sessions will include:

An accessible introduction to key Jungian concepts.

Short writing exercises that will last approximately between 5 and 15 minutes.

Discussion in small groups focused on what comes up in the writing rather than the writing itself.

A worksheet with the key concepts and writing exercises to try in your own time.

Although it’s not essential to do any of the additional writing exercises on the worksheets that will be provided, you might wish to leave aside 1-2 hours a week to explore them more deeply in your own time.

 

A note about self-care

Write Your Undiscovered Self is not therapy but is geared towards enabling psychological growth through the practice of writing. You are responsible for your own safety and are encouraged to go at your own pace, engage with the material at a level that feels right for you, avoid ‘over-disclosing’ matter that is particularly painful or private and seek any additional support if you feel the need. At the same time, Dr Rachel will be on hand to offer guidance for navigating any challenges that might come up during the sessions.

Co-creating a supportive space

By attending this course, you are agreeing to the following:

Everyone matters and has a right to be heard.

Everyone has the right to feel safe.

Everyone has a right to confidentiality – what is said in the group stays in the group.

ABOUT DR RACHEL NEWSOME



Rachel Newsome, PhD is a Jungian-based writer and teacher. She has a background in both the media and academia as a former Editor of the arts & culture magazine Dazed & Confused and a lecturer with twenty years’ experience teaching creative arts subjects, respectively. Rachel holds a doctorate in applying Jungian psychoanalysis to creative writing and is passionate about sharing her experience & expertise with others in an accessible, inclusive and heart-centred way. She leads numerous depth-writing courses, workshops & retreats and writes the Substack Depth Writing With Dr Rachel https://drrachelnewsome.substack.com/

INFOS

Enquiries: newsomerachelelizabeth@gmail.com

More info rachelnewsome.co.uk

Cost: £120

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