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Expressions of the Spirit
As we shift roles, changes places and move through time, three questions recur in the evolution of our lives . . .
Who am I? Why am I here? What do I want?
Find the answers to these questions and more as you explore identity, life purpose, values and direction through writing and sharing group wisdom in circle. Dive deeply into the expression of your divine Self. Available in retreat format or join our weekly Tuesday afternoon writing circle (contact Susan for more information).
Beyond the Artist’s Way: Conversations on Creative Living
Give voice and strength to your deep creative desires as you explore the obstacles and challenges to living fully. Using art, writing process and poetry, you will discover true purpose and meaning in life and find permission to fully express your authentic Self. Also suitable for individual or group retreat.
Journal to the SELF® *
Thousands of people who have benefited from the Journal to the SELF® workshop agree: Journal writing is a joy! Writing is a way to discover self, to integrate personal experience, thoughts, and dreams. Learn dozens of new ways to tap into the vast knowledge stored in your subconscious. *Susan de Wardt is a certified instructor and licensed to present the Journal to the Self® workshop developed by author Kathleen Adams and based on her book by the same name.
Beyond Words: The Art of the Journal
Explore the potential of color and visual imagery as alternatives to language. BEYOND WORDS integrates art and contemporary journal practice, providing participants with intensive personal experience in using art for self-expression. Don’t let language get in your way!
The Journal Process for Writers
This experiential workshop will provide you with new ideas on how to write in your journal and mine it for character sketches, scenery, plot and more. Jumpstart your journal process or add vitality to an established journal practice.
The inside story on how to capture life’s precious moments. This memoir writing workshop or retreat will provide you with tools, direction, and abundant encouragement to jump start the process of recovering the vivid details of ordinary as well as extraordinary life moments. Discover important story lines hidden in your life and learn ways to increase detail, story-telling capability, and organization. Everyone has a story to tell–don’t wait a moment longer to begin telling yours.
Taking cues from nature and poetry, discover deeply held beliefs about your environment, sense of place and your connection to the natural world through writing practice. You don’t have to live at Walden Pond to get close to nature!
NEW!! Spirit Dolls: Soul Portraits in Cloth
Explore the potential for self-expression through doll-making. This half-day workshop provides you with techniques for translating personal experience into symbol. Discover and connect with important aspects of your Self and create a doll to embody those characteristics. Your completed SOUL MATE doll provides tangible evidence of creative ability and serves as a reminder of your powerful inner self.
Bring the power of your night mind to the light of day as you explore the personal meaning of your dream symbols. Learn to unravel the the underlying story and content of dreams using journal techniques and group interpretation. Harness the power of your creative imagination in service of full self-expression and new life direction.
A Story to Live By
Personal story and myth are the tools we use to give meaning to our lives. Discover the stories that have shaped your life. Recover your authentic self as you write a new story of your life for the future.
The Paper Event
Joyful, creative immersion in everything you need for your writing practice. A mélange of journal prompts, reflective writing experience, art, and hand-made journals.
The Tuesday afternoon writing circle is a drop in course that meets weekly in Steamboat Springs. Participants must call to register before attending. There is a charge for this class: $20/week or $60/month in
advance. Contact Susan for more information.