AWG: 'Using the Intensive Journal', with John Sweet

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AWG:  'Using the Intensive Journal', with John Sweet

Time: February 21, 2014 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: Roots & Shoots
Street: Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington
City/Town: London SE11 6DN
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Phone: 020-7587-1131
Event Type: awg, workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2014

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Event Description

Your invitation
Welcome to this fascinating session, informed by the ideas of Ira Progoff (1992), to experience the potential of reflective writing for personal development.

John writes:

‘What makes the Intensive Journal Workshops appealing?

The thing you notice most about every Intensive Journal workshop you attend is the atmosphere created by a group of people working together, each person intent on their own individual life and works. All work is done in private. This constitutes an unusual but beneficial combination of individual work within a group setting. Here, we can appreciate all aspects of the cycles of our lives without prejudging anything. This quiet, facilitated environment enables us to unwind from everyday events and take the opportunity to explore our lives in this protected space.’

Normally, this process happens over time through a series of workshops which take 12 hours each. However, today, in a space of just three hours, we have an opportunity to ‘taste’ the Intensive Journal Method. John will take you through the process of using your own Intensive Journal, explaining how and why you might find this useful to aid reflection.Thus you should at least get a feel for writing in the Journal.  We'll end with a debriefing and interactive feedback session.

Book early to be sure of your place
The number of participants is limited by the space available for comfortable writing. So do book as soon as you can.

What to bring
No specific preparation is required. You bring your life with you, a pen and some paper to write on and a loose-leaf binder to put it in. You will get to know what aspects to record and exercises to carry out under John's guidance. Intensive Journal Handout

About John
John Sweet is a certified Intensive Journal consultant and will be leading the UK Intensive Journal Workshops 2014 in London in July, and in Wales in April and August 2014. He was formerly closely involved in Higher Educational development, working largely in dental departments at Cardiff and Warwick Universities and also the University of the West Indies in Trinidad as recently as 2012. He holds a Senior Fellowship of the Staff and Educational Development Association and has a PhD in Educational Development. John lives on a mountainside overlooking Caerphilly in South Wales and has built there a cabin specifically for holding workshops. 

Cost (payable on arrival)
Full AMED Members: £10; Networkers and Guests: £12.50

You are welcome to bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee, biscuits and water will be served.

And afterwards?
We can repair to the Ship Inn here.

This is an open session, and everyone is welcome.

Best wishes. Bob MacKenzie,  E:

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Comment by ALISON CLAYBURN on January 16, 2014 at 9:47

The Intensive Journal was an early influence for me in developing my practice in Creative Writing for Personal Development. I am looking forward to this!

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