This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.
A tenderness practice can change the way you interact with your own writing. It can change the way you relate to your personal stories, your past, your trauma, and your lineage.
In this workshop, Heather Plett will draw on wisdom from her new book, Where Tenderness Lives: On healing, liberation, and holding space for oneself, to guide writers in developing more tender relationships with their writing (and with themselves). Participants will do a variety of writing exercises, embodiment practices, and group processes that will support them in diving deeper into their own narratives and finding the nuggets of wisdom within.
Heather will teach about the revolutionary nature of Tenderness as a practice. She’ll invite an exploration into the ways that our relationships with ourselves (and with others) have been informed by a culture shaped by capitalism and patriarchy – a culture addicted to the 5 Ps (Performance, Productivity, Punishment, Policing, and Purity). By practicing Tenderness in their writing, participants will have an opportunity to disrupt those patterns and find a new way of being.
Whether you are writing with the intent of getting published or writing in your journal for your own self-reflection and healing, this workshop will support you in more authentic truth-telling and tenderness.
This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.
Heather Plett is the author of the award-winning book The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership and the new book, Where Tenderness Lives: On Healing, Liberation, and Holding Space for Oneself. She is also the co-founder of the Centre for Holding Space. She is an international speaker, facilitator, writer, and life-long learner and her work has been translated into a dozen languages and referenced in such notable publications as Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today.Click here to read more about HEATHER PLETT