Snapshot Stories Workshop with Nicole Donovan
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About the Event
Are you curious about reflective writing practices? Is your journal collecting dust, or do you feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to write? Do you find yourself repeating old patterns and don’t understand why or where they’ve come from?
In this workshop we will explore the power of “time travel” by using personal old photographs as our muse. In 2019, I stumbled across a file of old family photographs taken by my father, and inspiration tugged at me. I found myself writing potent and reflective entries in my journal as I allowed myself to connect with the images. As a result, I wrote a series of ten essays, which I published called Saturday Snapshot Stories. As I began to use these reflective writing practices, it brought me gifts of connection, healing and a shift in my perspective.
Our pasts hold the key to our future selves. The stories we have lived, as well as the collective history of our ancestors, are interwoven into our present-day selves. We are our stories. A collection of what was before us and what is in the now moment. When we tap into our younger selves and the circles that made us, it offers us clarity, compassion and vision.
In this stepping-stone class where we will explore reflective writing and how to use this sacred practice in your life.
What to Expect
§ Guided meditation
§ Techniques to enhance your intuition
§ Writing tools and prompts to tap into your imaginative mind § Using reflective writing as a sacred practice
What to Bring
§ 5-7 photographs of you, family and/or vintage photos of your ancestors § Bring a journal or composition notebook
§ Wear comfortable clothing
§ A beginner’s mind
“Be the Curator of Your Present Self”
The power to create your reality rest inside of you... You are the author of your life.
Nicole Hendrick Donovan is an author, blogger, reflective storyteller, and workshop facilitator. Nicole is a former Montessori educator and ABA therapist who worked directly with children and families in the autism community. In 2017 Nicole shifted her focus to her memoir, A Life Suspended: a Mother and Son’s Story of Autism, Extinction Bursts and Living a Resilient Life, as well as writing for her blog. Within the pages of her memoir, Donovan describes the path to her son’s autism diagnosis and her journey to acceptance and unconditional love, not only for Jack, but also for herself. Nicole’s essays have been featured in Herself360, Finding Cooper’s Voice, The Mighty and Autism Parenting Magazine.
She is a reiki master and is certified by the Namah Shivaya International School of Yoga for meditation instruction. Nicole is the owner and curator of Rose Ray Healing Arts, a line of essential oil sprays to assist in meditation alignment practices and healing rituals. Nicole writes and facilitates workshops with the intention of bringing self-compassion and love by using personal insight practices in a safe and supportive environment.
You can find her blog series Saturday Snapshot Stories on her website, nhdwrites.com, as well as Rose Ray offerings, upcoming workshops and speaking engagements.
Snapshot Stories Workshop
3-hour course offers meditation, reflective writing & re-envisioning practices
- Snapshot Stories with Nicole$44+$1.10 Service fee$44+$1.10 Service fee0$0