February 4 – March 1, 2019
Four weeks releasing our stories of too much, not enough, and shame; renewing our relationship with our Self; and reclaiming our power, strength, & embodied knowing through stream-of-conscious writing prompts and embodiment practices
Five emails per week containing essays, writing prompts and body-centered mindfulness exercises
Private Facebook Group for us to connect, share our writing, and learn together
Women (Trans & CIS) and non-binary AFAB all welcome
$99USD (payment plans and partial scholarships available)
Writing has always been a passion of mine. It is a way that I process, explore, and express myself. It is how I seek out the answers I hold within me. It is a way I connect with my Self, and it is a way I connect with others in the world.
Writing can be something that we do only with our heads. And those of us who have experienced trauma and have it living within us are very good at being in our heads. It is a safer place to be, it is less terrifying than being in our bodies.
Yet, I have found that being able to connect with my body and allow my mind to translate the non-verbal into the verbal, to find a way to express all (or at least some of what) our bodies hold so that we can understand more clearly our own motivations, our own unconscious longings, our own Self.
Our body-mind connection is strong, however one of the challenges is being able to translate the language of our bodies into the language of our minds, to move the un- and subconscious into consciousness. Our bodies will continue to communicate to us, whether we hear them or understand them or not, and the more our bodies don’t feel heard, the louder their messages become.
I have found ways in my own writing practice to become and remain present to my body. To allow myself to experience the sensations and emotions I am feeling while also processing with my mind through writing. To be more present and not only “up in my head”.
Embodied Writing is my way of sharing these practices with you while also exploring some of our own deep seated stories of being too much, not enough, and shame; renewing our relationship with our Self – mind, body, and spirit; reclaiming the truth and beauty of our own power, strength, and daring.
During our four weeks together I will be utilizing the story of Inanna and her journey to, in, and then from the Underworld. Inanna stops at seven gates on her journey down (and from) the Underworld. We will spend a little time at each gate on our “descent” exploring aspects of stories of being too much, not enough, and shame that perhaps we haven’t before. Then we will also spend three days in the Underworld, reconnecting to our Self and giving ourselves some space for renewal, rejuvenation, and rebrith. Finally, we will journey back up and out of the Underworld, again stopping at each gate but this time connecting to different aspects of our strength, our daring, our power.
You will receive emails Monday through Friday, each containing a short essay from me, a stream of conscious writing prompt for you to explore, and a body-centered mindful practice to help you connect to your body, your own unconscious motivations, and your innate wisdom and knowing.
I would be thrilled for you to join us in this journey, this adventure. I have a limited number of partial scholarships available as well as payment plans if the one time payment is too much of a financial burden. Please reach to me at gwynn at gwynnraimondi dot com if you would like more information.
About Me: I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Washington in the US. I specialize in trauma, and specifically complex (childhood, relational, attachment based) trauma. I offer online groups and programs periodically throughout the year, as well as work with individual clients via Zoom. You can learn even more about me here.
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