Daemons and Dialogues in our writing, with Louise Austin, 15 February

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Daemons and Dialogues in our writing, with Louise Austin, 15 February

Time: February 15, 2019 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: Roots and Shoots, Lambeth
Street: Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington Road
City/Town: London SE11 6DN
Website or Map: http://www.rootsandshoots.org…
Phone: 020-7587-1131
Event Type: amed, writers, group, workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Feb 4

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The position of the artist is humble. He [sic] is essentially a channel?” [Piet Mondrian]


My life is a story of the self-realisation of the unconscious.

[CG Jung]


Blocked in your writing? Looking for ideas? Seeking inspiration?

This first AMED Writers’ Group session of 2019 invites you, through image-making, poetry and the Jungian method of active imagination, to connect for an afternoon with your creative writing self or ‘Daemon’.
Louise writes
‘Over the last few years, I have been exploring ways to make a place for the unconscious in my work, my writing and my research. I have been very much inspired by the work of C.G. Jung and his revolutionary thinking about the unconscious.

My exploration has resulted in applying, this year, to do a PhD on ‘Countertransference in Transformative Learning’. This will be an arts-based collaborative inquiry, involving making and working with images as a way to explicate unconscious group dynamics when facilitating adult learning groups. I hope you will join me, as co-inquirers, to pilot this research methodology during this afternoon’s session. We will play, inquire and engage in the creative process to explore:


• What happens when we connect and dialogue with our unconscious? How does it help our writing?
• How can externalising our inner world into images help us transform our creative blocks?
• In what way is engaging in the creative process always a creative collaboration?

What to bring
No experience in art-making is necessary, just a willingness to play and be curious. Materials are provided, but please bring along a notebook for sketching out your dialogues and reflections.’
About your facilitator: Louise Austin
Louise has over 25 years of experience in leading experiential learning groups, in organisations and higher education, using arts-based methodologies. Louise has participated in three recent AMED Writers’ Group gatherings.

Louise is Course Director of the Facilitating Creative Collaboration Advanced Diploma with Artgym Academy. This 10 months part time programme is validated by the Association of Facilitators, and offers Accreditation up to Level 3 and Certification with Artgym Academy up to Advanced Level. Louise trained as an Integrative Art Psychotherapist at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, where she is currently Course Director of the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Arts. Contact: louiseaaustin@icloud.com
Cost: (payable in advance via the AMED web page by Paypal, BACS or cheque here, or on arrival): £12 for full AMED Members; £15 for Networkers and Guests. This includes light refreshments.
RSVP: If you can, please reply before 10 February (earlier if possible). Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions about this or other AMED Writers' Group events.
Best wishes. Bob. E: bob@amed.org.uk

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