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~ Workshops ~

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~ Mental Health Workshops ~

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Achieving Optimal Mental Health

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This NEW workshop, for people struggling with a mental illness, takes place in a small group setting over several sessions. 


The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Learning how to cope with a mental illness
  • Successfully managing medications
  • Examining assumptions and changing hurtful thoughts
  • Developing mindfulness practices
  • Sampling different meditation techniques


Participants receive a variety of tools and items to help them continue these new practices on their own.

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Taming Your "Terrible Too's"

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What blocks a person from fulfilling their dreams? Might it be a “Terrible Too”? 

(Too little time, Too little money, Too old or Too young and so on and so on.) 


This workshop helps participants identify their own Terrible Too's, where they came from, whether they’re valid and to explore how to move beyond those that aren’t.


"This session made me think more in depth about things that are/may be holding me back and how to turn them around to change them to a positive." 

~Star Johnson, Tacoma, Washington

Writing & Publishing Workshops

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Mining Your Mind for Stories 

& Writing Topics

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This fun, interactive, multi-session workshop helps participants tap into their life experiences to write memoirs, personal essays, short stories, or nonfiction articles and books. The workshop incorporates writing exercises, sharing, and discussions emphasizing self-expression 

– not grammar or critiques! 


I help each participant find and give voice to their own unique perspective.

 

"I enjoyed writing in the first person, which pushed me beyond my comfort level. Thanks for a fun class!" 

~Pat Bartley, Olympia, Washington


"A class well worth taking. 

Enjoyable and interesting." 

~Jackie La France, Olympia, Washington

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Get That Book 

Published!

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This one-session seminar shares the inside scoop on today's publishing options: 

  • Using a traditional book publisher
  • Self-publishing printed books
  • Self-publishing ebooks 
  • Self-publishing audiobooks


I explain how to avoid common pitfalls and how to choose the best pathway – or pathways – for each participant's timeline, budget, business experience, quality expectations and needs for prestige and/or creative control. This presentation has the potential of saving writers thousands of dollars and all kinds of grief.


"This 'big picture' of the publishing process was great for me. 

I give you an A+." 

~Merle Hom, Olympia, Washington

Contact Me to Schedule a Session!