Upcoming Workshops & Events
I’m the Journaling Guru at Caregiver Village, a new website opening soon at www.caregivervillage.com. Take a peek today, read my journals if you like, and let me know if you’d like to be notified when the site officially opens.
This summer I’m offering an online group through Story Circle Network, www.storycircle.org/, which has already started, and a face-to-face group in Danville, CA.
If you’d like me to journal with me online or you’d like an individual consultation on your writing, e-mail me and describe your needs. It’s a great way to start or restart any journaling or writing practice. E-mail: Lgood67334@comcast.net.
Sooner Rather Than Later …
Would you like a workshop for your group? I have lots of options and can tailor what I offer to your needs. Please e-mail me at Lgood67334@comcast.net and let me know how I can help you.
Why journal with a group of caregivers?
You’ll begin to process your feelings.
You will build relationships with other caregivers.
You will get supportive feedback.
The obsessive thoughts will quiet down.
Feelings of hopeless and isolation will fade.
Long distance caregivers.
Those caring for a parent.
Those caring for a spouse.
Those caring for a special needs child.
Those caring for someone in recovery from substance abuse.
Those caring for themselves.
Not sure? Send me an e-mail and tell me why you are afraid you do not qualify.
To learn more or enroll e-mail Lgood67334@comcast.net
“Writing saved my soul and brought meaning to my caregiving years.”
If you’re a caregiver, you’ll be amazed at how others manage to say what you’ve been thinking — even when you are in very different caregiving situations. If you’re a writer, it’s a great opportunity to practice in a friendly environment, with others who like to write. I would have to add that the facilitator is a gifted writer whose kindhearted approach/feedback adds a therapeutic element to the writing assignments!
Former social worker and full-time caregiver
Santa Rosa, California
“Connecting with others by sharing and reading others’ material is also incredibly therapeutic.”
Marion S. Wise
New York City
Author B. Lynn Goodwin gives face-to-face workshops for caregivers, hospice volunteers, cancer volunteers, nurses, teachers, social workers, and any other group that is interested.
Workshops can run one hour, ninety minutes, or two hours. Everyone can be a writer and these face-to-face workshops are a great place to find out how. They include lots of encouragement, support, and writing activities that produce amazing results.
E-mail Lynn, email@example.com to learn more.
Want to give it a try?
Click on the “Book” button in the left-hand column and scroll down to the offer under Want to Give Journaling a Try?
E-mail workshops run five weeks and start on April 14, July 14, and October 13, 2009. I send topics each Tuesday and you have 6 days to send us your response in a group e-mail. I will always respond, saying what I love in the writing. Others are invited to do the same. Please e-mail me at Lgood67334@comcast.net if you would like to journal with others, share, and get reinforcing feedback about the strengths of your story.
Face-to-face workshops are available for organizations and groups. I offer one-time introductory workshops and ongoing workshops. We talk about the power of journaling, try it, share, and say what sticks with us in the writing.
These workshops help people connect as well as showing how easy journaling can be. They work for groups of nurses, teachers, and social workers as well as current, former, and long-distance caregivers of spouses, parents, and special needs children. They are also available for everyone enlightened enough to recognize that we are all caregivers for ourselves. Please e-mail me about your needs at Lgood67334@comcast.net.
How E-mail Groups Works:
Every Tuesday I will e-mail you three topics and a bit of inspiration to help you with the writing process.
Pick a topic.
Write as much or as little as you want. We can easily read 15 to 1500 words.
Run spell check to help your readers out.
Send your response by the following Monday (see calendar below). I cannot guarantee that late responses will be read.
Cut and paste your writing into the body of an e-mail.
Send your e-mail to everyone in the group. If you don’t know how to make an e-mail group, ask me for help.
I will also send information about giving positive, non-judgmental feedback about other’s writing. The process is simpler than ever, fun, and affirming for both the responder and the writer.
If you have a friend who would like to join, ask them to e-mail me immediately. We still have space.
If you don’t write one week, there will always be an option to send a paragraph telling what you would have written about if you had the time. Consider it a check in to reassure us that you have not fallen off the face of the earth.
Questions? Please e-mail me at Lgood67334@comcast.net
Want to turn their journaling into personal essays or memoirs? I can help you expand ideas and fine-tune your writing. E-mail me and tell me about your project. We can work either by e-mail or in person.