Writing for Hapiness

We go through our busy lives often worrying about our current challenges be it in our career, relationships, parenting or goals for the future. We may not feel quite at ease or content. Our thoughts drift in and out as we get on with the tasks of daily living but we never quite shift the feeling of confusion. How can we pin down our thoughts and make sense of them?
Writing our thoughts and feelings down can capture and crystallize them and liberate us from confusion. We can build a greater understanding of ourselves and move forward. In doing so, we can create a happier life for ourselves and explore our dreams and plans for the future.

In this course we will explore a number of writing forms as vehicles to capture our thoughts and feelings: journaling, letter-writing and short fiction pieces.

Please note that this course is not a substitute for psychological counselling but a creative outlet that enhances wellbeing.

Course outline
What is journaling? Explore how famous figures have used journaling and seek inspiration from them.
Explore how journaling can record our thoughts and feelings as a way to understand ourselves.
Explore how journaling can record our ideas for future dreams and plans.
How to write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about a challenging period in our life.
How to write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about our feelings about that person.
How to write a short piece of fiction which explores a challenging period in our life. Explore the genres of allegory and flash fiction, using fictitious characters with metaphorical settings and themes.
As an alternative to fiction, how to write a short piece of creative non-fiction.

Planned learning outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
Start writing a journal as a way of understanding their own thoughts and feelings.
Use a journal a way to explore ideas for future dreams and plans.
Write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about a challenging period in their life.
Write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about their feelings about that person.
Write a short piece of fiction or non-fiction which explores a challenging period in their life. This may use fictitious or real characters, metaphorical or real themes and settings.

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Writing for Hapiness

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