Showing posts from November, 2011

W2C for the Winter: Veteran's Art Guild and One-on-One Palmetry Sessions

I am moving in to full time work at the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco , which comes with increased responsibilities and new opportunities to build programs that support folks as they transition out of nursing homes or endeavor to find new assistive tech gadgets to help with every day life. In line with that, I am putting W2C on a semi-hibernation, so that I make sure I am getting my rest (a key component for somatic writers...). But, by semi-hibernation, I really mean just intermittent naps for W2C. As autumn turns to winter, expect to hear more about a W2C class being offered to the Veterans Art Guild (an artist collective for vets with PTSD and other disabilities) and W2C classes at different venues very near to downtown Berkeley BART. My hope for the coming months is also to turn W2C toward my palmetry practice, "to experiment with narration as a mode of light touch" (Bhanu Kapil). I will offer one-on-one creative writing sessions that double as ener

Intimacy workshops at the LightHouse for the Blind

My friend Courtney Mazzola--somatic-psychotherapist-in-training and established bodyworker--in partnership with Senya Hawkins, is offering these workshops at the LightHouse. This is a much-needed workshop in the disability community and it also relates to W2C, in my mind. Intimacy, receiving and giving intimacy, is a huge part of somatic writing. It affects our ability to be in love with the page, with our practice as writers and the body from which we write, out, toward others. I encourage folks to sign up! Also, check out Courtney's blog at A Lighthouse ‘Love and Intimacy’ Workshop Series Building Meaningful Relationships A Lighthouse ‘Love and Intimacy’ Workshop Series How can love turn into dependence? When is my partner helping too much? Does my partner love me because I depend on their help? These questions will be discussed at the Lighthouse during the second installment of the ‘Building Meaningful Relationships’ workshop series

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