Mindful Journalling For Writers with Caylie Jeffery
Putting pen to paper for heightened focus, peace of mind and emotional regulation.
Journaling has a wide range of benefits for mental health and wellbeing, including stress reduction, emotional regulation, self-awareness, personal growth, improved cognitive function and physical health benefits.
In this workshop, Caylie will use some interesting techniques in letter-writing and mind-mapping to help you to tap into those thoughts and feelings that sometimes struggle to show themselves, and then resolve themselves. This will help you to refocus and gain a sense of inner-peace - through writing!
Participants will learn about:
- a variety of different types of journals
- an array of journaling methods, designed to unpack thoughts, ideas and feelings
- the art of letter-writing for self-reflection
- mind mapping techniques to develop on ideas
- effective journaling practices (space, time, music, colour and shapes).
This is a hybrid workshop with a focus on writing craft; it will be held in-person at State Library of Queensland and live streamed to an online audience via Zoom. This workshop is suitable for writers of all levels and backgrounds.
With a background in nursing, writing and counselling, Caylie Jeffery has an affinity with people and their stories. She believes that the creation of personal legacy projects can give people a deeper sense of meaning and life purpose, as well as providing some peace and well-being.
Caylie is a successful writer and award-winning author, heading up the popular online community history project, Under the Lino. She works as a mentor at Queensland Writers Centre, teaching Seniors how to write their memoirs, and partners with Kerry Forsythe to run Paddington Then & Now, the popular local inner-city Brisbane historic organisation.
Caylie also works as a Marketing Manager for Brisbane Living Heritage, supporting local arts and history organisations with training, skills development and networking opportunities.
For more information about Queensland Writers Centre’s Program of Events and answers to FAQs, please visit: www.queenslandwriters.org.au/program-info