What is Soul Writing?
Soul Writing is a writing practice designed to help release and develop your inner writing voice and creative spirit. At the same time, it is a healing tool that can help us process old and current issues that we have felt stuck with. It offers new horizons and vistas from which to look at life. Soul Writing is for everyone. For seasoned writers and beginners alike.
This not a traditional writing course. It does not require us to be experts in spelling and grammar. It does not require us to be poets. It does not teach the mechanics of writing but rather encourages our unique voice to emerge. It helps us to find an inner flow of thoughts and words that we previously may have thought we lacked. It is intuitive and heart-based.
Soul Writing points to the natural creative being that lives within all of us. It is a sharing process, conducted within a group workshop format. The minimum required for a group is two plus the teacher. Whilst sharing our writing deepens the process, no one is required to read out loud.
Many people have found the Soul Writing process to be unique, refreshing and easy to access. We are learning to ‘unthink’, ‘unplan’ and ‘undo’ the barriers that stand in the way of our writing voice, creative soul and unlimited spirit.
The workshop is usually is a two-hour session which is complete in itself. Within this time, we practice a variety of timed writing exercises, read and share our writing and talk about the process of creating.
Soul Writing for Healing with Matt Rivers – Sundays
This is a regular event every Sunday. We go deep into shadow work, getting in contact with our hearts and giving voice to our unspoken emotions. We come together in a safe and supportive environment. I wanted to offer some creative and healing writing classes during this time of shifting and awakening in humanity.
Soul Writing for Creativity with Matt Rivers – Wednesdays
This is a regular event every Wednesday. The format stays the same as Soul Writing for Creativity but the prompts and emphasis is geared toward exploring the more creative side of writing. The exercises are different and the energy of the group is more unpredictable, wild, funny, silly, deep, thoughtful and any other adjective you can imagine!
The first Sunday of every month is always free. After the first Sunday, each class is £15 but there is a sliding scale available for people on lower incomes for £10 and £5. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. You can use the calendar on the right of this page to book them. You can also buy a block of six classes for £40 per month. Contact me for more details and I will send you a code once you have paid through Paypal or ‘Buy Me A Coffee’. You can also leave a donation for the free classes using the ‘Buy Me A Coffee’ button which helps to subsidise classes for others and love helps the world go round!
Reiki is an alternative healing therapy. Its modern roots lay in Japan but its history may well extend into the distant past. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) meaning “Universal Life” and (Ki) meaning “Energy”. Reiki does not come from any particular religion or religious practice. It is an intuitive “hands-on” technique. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is the life force that flows through all living things. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.
In a Reiki session, the practitioner transmits Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation which may help the body to speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease uncomfortable symptoms.
Reiki brings me into a very connected and relaxed state and I can really feel the energy coming from Matt’s hands. Matt creates a very safe and deeply healing environment.
My first session of emotional alchemy with Matt was incredibly powerful. It’s a really accessable, yet highly efficient process to pinpoint and begin to heal our emotional baggage. Matt is a great teacher and healer, he’s calm, thoughtful, friendly and has highly reassuring energy about him.
As developed and taught by Helen Basinger, using visualization, NLP, hypnotherapy, parts therapy, and regression therapy techniques, we aid the release of past trauma, old patterns and emotions that are no longer needed.
Emotional Alchemy™ is about resolving the root of an issue by using the incredible power of our mind to transmute negative emotions into the positive.
We move from limited patterns of behaviour and repetition into a place of freedom where we can begin to create new habits, ideas and perceptions of ourselves and begin to express who we truly are.