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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

Life Writing Workshops, one day taster sessions and courses for individuals & groups , booking now open!

Sandra M Dean Life Writing Workshops

Keep a lookout for on-line courses COMING SOON!

Sandra M Dean Life Writing Workshops in Rayleigh, Essex

So, what are they all about? Well, there are two types of Life Writing Workshops;

  1. Individual for therapeutic purposes where we look to unlock the past and see how you think from your subconscious.
  2. Individual/groups for the purposes of writing your life/memoir writing/creative writing.

ALL workshops are two hours.

Life Writing workshops for therapy are one to one sessions of two hours, which are tailor made to you. When you arrive, I will go through a short questionnaire with you to get an idea of what you want to achieve and to give you some choices too.

We can do:

Twenty minute writing exercises (you can bring a photo of something/someone of significance if you like for one of these). We analyse your writing and therapeutically see what the writing is saying about your thoughts and feelings. These can unlock the subconscious.

Discuss the benefits of writing as therapy (I have researched this widely)

Set homework

Show you ways you can write at home beneficially

And more…

These are fun, revealing, interesting sessions which can be of great benefit therapeutically.

Life Writing Workshops for creative/life writing/memoir writing purposes are two hours per session and consist of writing exercises, reading aloud if comfortable doing so, feedback from peers and myself, homework and more.

I am a self-published author of eight inspiring books (under the pseudonym Amanda Green CLICK HERE TO SEE MY AUTHOR WEBSITE INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH), including memoirs, short stories and fiction. MY BOOKS ON AMAZON. I have been writing about my life since I was fourteen in very many different ways (journals, letters, essays and more), and find it a great tonic and therapy to continue to write about my experiences and issues. I am a trained BACP registered Counsellor (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and Mental Health Wellness Coach and thrive on helping others with their issues.

Therefore, these are unique workshops and should be lots of fun, as well as being therapeutic and productive. I can help in a therapeutic way and/or with your writing skills – it’s your choice!

I am fully insured with public liability insurance.

All workshops are confidential.

PRICES

Life writing workshops (for therapy)

Individual, one person, in Rayleigh only £45 per session (2 hours) – other areas please ask.

Groups can be accommodated (Larger groups please ask – various areas, including Westcliff/Rayleigh)

Life writing workshops (for creative writing/writing own story/memoir) –  many areas available, including Westcliff and Rayleigh

Taster session – One person £45 in Rayleigh only (other areas please ask)

Taster session – £25 per person (minimum of 4 people, maximum of 10 people)

4 session Life Writing courses £80 per person (minimum of 4 people, maximum of 10 people)

Telephone: 07486 615564

And keep in touch here…

life writing coaching and counselling room

life writing coaching and counselling room

FACEBOOK:  www.facebook.com/AmandaGreenAuthorUK

WEB: www.amandagreenauthor.co.uk and www.essexdepressionandanxietycounselling.co.uk

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/EDACounselling www.twitter.com/AmandaGreenUK and www.twitter.com/SandraMDean

Goodreads – CLICK HERE

Instagram – CLICK HERE

LinkedIn – CLICK HERE

£20 deposit, (£10 refundable up to six weeks before the date booked, then non-refundable)
Full payment of any outstanding amounts required on the day of the workshop
Dates are set and cannot be changed
Water and toilet facilities are provided
Workshops are two hours fifteen minutes
Sessions will consist of presentations by workshop host, and attendees will write and take part in discussions as well as advising their wishes for achievement.

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I want to introduce the wonderful work of Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR), a huge centre for dogs and cats abandoned, abused, injured or sick, near Kyrenia, in North Cyprus

I want to introduce the wonderful work of Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR), a huge centre for dogs and cats

abandoned, abused, injured or sick, near Kyrenia, in North Cyprus.

They have numerous cats and up to 400 dogs at any one time, currently at 250 dogs when we visited yesterday. It’s a donation run charity and relies on people’s generosity and kindness to keep running, the same as many others, and they do a fine job! The kennels are clean, cat pens clean, the animals very

well looked after and it’s a wonderful place to visit.

Sadly, a bout of Distemper has been brought into the centre (probably via abandoned animals left outside the shelter) which has been devastating and fatal for many dogs as it broke out so quickly. They are on top of the outbreak now; some dogs currently are being held in quarantine. The rest look good, but the dog side of the centre is still in lock down to be safe.

The centre encourages volunteers to come up and walk the dogs in the beautiful five finger mountain range, where the centre is located, and Continue reading I want to introduce the wonderful work of Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR), a huge centre for dogs and cats abandoned, abused, injured or sick, near Kyrenia, in North Cyprus

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Try my Life Writing taster workshops at two events in Essex, for your mind, body and soul; I’ll be there with my books and counselling info as well! Southend and Rayleigh.

Saturday 27th January I will be at the Royal’s ‘New Year, New You’ event in Southend-on-sea, Essex, and on Sunday 4th February, I will be at the Mind, Body, Soul event at the Rayleigh Mill, Essex. I will be showcasing my books and information on Counselling, but I will also be doing a half hour Life Writing Workshop at both events; 12am at the Royals, on the lower ground floor, and at 10.30am at the Rayleigh Mill.

Both events will be lots of fun and eye-opening as an array of holistic therapies, yoga, massage, beauty and virtually everything to do with wellbeing will be available for you to either talk about or try.

I look forward to seeing you there – come say hello! 🙂

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All eight of my books on Amazon

 

Amanda Green books on Amazon

Amanda Green books on Amazon

Under my pen name, Amanda Green, I have written two memoirs and one self-help book to share with my readers the stories of my issues with mental illness, therapy and recovery.

I also write thought provoking, inspiring fiction including drama and women’s fiction, plus dark short story collections including psychological thrillers.

Dirty Laundry by Amanda Green

Dirty Laundry by Amanda Green

You can check out my books on Amazon by CLICKING HERE FOR AMAZON UK

and CLICKING HERE FOR AMAZON US

Hope you enjoy these promo videos 🙂

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My new book release & a change of genre – MY LOVELY BOY – an adult only, graphic psychological thriller that comes with a warning

MY LOVELY BOY cover

MY LOVELY BOY cover

WOW, 3 x 5* reviews already for my new release book out for Halloween

99p – want to read?

Oh, this is different, VERY different to my other books; even though I am a multi-genre author. I have always wanted to write a psychological thriller, and after this one, I think I will write more. Writing twists and turns, using hints and deceit; it’s so exciting to write.

MY LOVELY BOY is dark, sinister, psychological and comes with a warning as it does contain scenes which some people may find upsetting.

 

‘Phoebe first meets her Great Auntie Val at her 19th birthday party.

The family are thrilled to have a new family member.

Then Phoebe meets Paul whom his mother calls ‘My Lovely Boy’

Life will never be the same again…’

 

Buy from Amazon UK 

Buy from Amazon USA

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Catch my radio interview on BBC Essex 3pm Wednesday 22nd June 2016 and come see me at the Essex Author Extravaganza, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-sea, Essex! 25th and 26th June 2016

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green)

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green)

Two dates for your diary…  my radio interview is on Wednesday 22nd June on BBC Essex at 3pm. I will be talking to Tony Fisher about books, counselling, writing, life writing workshops, mental health, and the Essex book signing event! Exciting stuff! I’m really looking forward to seeing the studios and meeting Tony and the team.

I will then be signing at the Essex Author Extravaganza at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-sea, Essex is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016. Tickets can be bought through ‘Eventbrite’ Please CLICK HERE to go to the site to purchase your tickets. For Sunday tickets, use code sunday10off to get half price tickets at just £10.

I will have my own table, with four of my paperback books on sale at the event. Books will be limited, so if you are coming and would like your book(s) signed it is advisable to buy it (them). To buy on Amazon UK CLICK HERE and to buy on Amazon.com CLICK HERE I will also have a sign-up sheet at the event where you can pre-order them with me and I will send them to your address, signed by me. Continue reading Catch my radio interview on BBC Essex 3pm Wednesday 22nd June 2016 and come see me at the Essex Author Extravaganza, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-sea, Essex! 25th and 26th June 2016

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