Well Beings - Writing the body through illness and pain - with Dr Marieke Bigg

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About
A six-week online writing course to help you draw lessons from your experience of your own body. For anyone struggling with their body in some way.
When
London UK Time
Start Time:  
18:00
Finish Time:
19:30
Starts on:
Monday, May 9, 2022
Ends on: 
Monday, June 13, 2022
Date:
Where
Location:   
Online
Tickets
Price:
£ 45 
Details
Level:
All
Number of places available:
2
Session length (in minutes):
90
Led by:
Marieke Bigg
About
A six-week online writing course to help you draw lessons from your experience of your own body. For anyone struggling with their body in some way.
When
London UK Time
Start Time:  
18:00
Finish Time:
19:30
Starts on:
Monday, May 9, 2022
Ends on: 
Monday, June 13, 2022
Date:
Where
Location:   
Online
Tickets
Price:
£ 45 
Details
Level:
All
Number of places available:
2
Session length (in minutes):
90
Led by:
Marieke Bigg
Details
Date Filmed:
Video credits:
Audience:
All
Running time:
90
Cost
Price:
£ 45 
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Local Times:

London 6pm-7.30pm
San Francisco 10am-11.30am
Ottawa 1pm-2.30pm
New York 1pm-2.30pm
Amsterdam 19:00-20:30

Description:

Please visit the Project page for this course if you require the full description including the course structure. Then come back here to enrol.

This six sessions course is for anyone who has felt let down by or is coming to terms with their own body. We will take inspiration from artists and writers who have taken ownership of their bodies. All bodies give life, but no body is limitless. Some of those limitations are inherent to the body itself, may be caused by illness or disability; others come from the ways that our bodies position us in society. In this course, we will write about our bodies to understand what our confrontations with the body’s limits can show us about who we are, who we want to be, how we want to be, and how we want the world to be.

In the sessions, I hope to cultivate critical care, support, listening and a sense of community. I will work hard to, along with participants, create a safe and nourishing space in which we are able to respond to the diverse experiences and evolving needs of anyone taking part in the sessions.

This course is intended for anyone who likes to write creatively. Some experience is preferable, but this doesn’t need to be in a formal context. If you have been journaling, scribbling or playing with words from the privacy of a notepad, this course is for you.

This course is for those who struggle with (chronic) illness or disability, or who chronically struggle with body image, self-image, mental health, body dysphoria or are processing thoughts around gender and sex, identity and the body. This course is open to anyone who wants some time, community and instruction as they write about their embodied experience and experience of their body in the world. Just bring yourself and whichever writing tools you choose or need.


Takeaway Benefits:

A critical and creative toolkit to help you write about your body in your ongoing practice. Guidance and support in finding personalised approaches to coming to terms with your body and to support an ongoing relationship of awareness and reflection. Tools like narrative perspective, voice, framing and transformation that will help you tackle difficult themes in your writing beyond the body. A stronger sense of your own narrative voice. A positive experience of sharing in an accepting and caring environment. (Hopefully) A more developed sense of curiosity and kindness towards your body.

Type of Format: Workshop

Language: English

Duration of Each Session: 90 minutes

Technical Platform for the Workshops: Zoom Pro

While the live workshops will take place in Zoom, all participants will receive an invitation to join our Basecamp online forum for additional support and group communication.

Early Bird Ticket - expires 15th April 2022 at 12 noon

Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.

Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, excluding Drop-In tickets where available, to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc. Please ensure you have read the Legal notices on our website before booking, in particular our notices regarding Privacy (including Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom), Refund & Cancellation, Disclaimers (including Medical) and Terms.‍

Event Image Credits:
Giulia Cataldi - https://www.giuliacataldi.com/
Danny C. Sillada, 2005, “Menstrual Period in Political History”

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