Writing for reflection
Writing can be a strong indicator of our emotions, our tensions and our openness. How often do you wish you could express something in a fresh way? How do you reflect on what you are writing as a marker of your day, your context?
An excellent opportunity to develop your reflective writing skills, to benefit your workplace expression and sense of personal balance, is coming in July.
On July 4th from 12 - 2pm Wellness@UoN : Writing for Reflection is available to all UoN staff and conjoints.
- To understand writing as a problem solving tool
- To be able to explain the overlap between personal and professional writing skills
- To engage with reflective writing practices
- To practice essential journal writing skills.
Writing, in particular journal writing, has a long and well researched history for both men and women. Keeping journal notes is a fast track to understanding your actions and reactions and developing your creativity. This habit can improve your work style while adding to your personal reflective insights. Putting words on paper can focus attention, help you to solve problems, improve emotional intelligence, and inspire further skills development. But how do you start a conversation with your thoughts? How do you overcome potential blocks about writing? How do you use a journal to enhance and clarify aspects of your life? To inspire you, you'll read excerpts from published works and talk about the authors' varied approaches to openness and quality of expression. Bring a pen and paper to do some exercises.
Judy Johnson is one of Australia's best known writers, and is the author of `Jack', the winner of the Victorian Premier's Prize. As a poet, Judy has been published in all major journals and magazines, is represented in the major Australian anthologies and has lectured sessionally at the University.