workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Writing to Awaken

Memoir as a Path of Healing


Sep 29 – Oct 4, 2024


Member: $405.00

Standard: $450.00

Mark Matousek teaching

Use memoir writing as a path of healing, insight, and liberation in this transformational five-day program with author Mark Matousek.

Mark Matousek talks about his journey with writing and teaching.

Memoir writing is a powerful tool for healing the stories that wound you.  When you learn to express the whole truth about your life experiences, for personal use or publication, you come to understand the universal dimension of your personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. You recognize that you are the storyteller—not the story—which frees you to examine the beliefs, expectations, and biases that cause you pain or prevent you from reaching your full potential. 

In this transformational workshop guided by Mark Matousek, use personal writing as a path of healing, authenticity, and spiritual growth. As Mark teaches:

“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Utilizing targeted writing prompts, small-group sharing, and inspirational lessons and readings, Mark guides you through a process of self-inquiry designed to deepen insight, heal obsolete narratives, and hone your writer's craft.

Known for his intuitive work with students, Mark creates an atmosphere of warmth, wisdom, and safety in which to do this powerful practice. Scientific studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health.

In Writing to Awaken, you learn to:

  • Use memoir writing as a path of healing and insight
  • Reimagine the stories that prevent you from flourishing 
  • Explore the psychological shadow as a step toward personal awakening
  • Enrich your memoir with insight and wisdom
  • Practice the five essential elements of effective storytelling
  • Develop an ongoing, transformative writing practice
I cannot say enough about this profound writing practice to heal, and awaken. I went away feeling weightier, more embodied, with a deep sense of having recovered more of my authentic voice, and depth of presence.
Krystal Dyan

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Recommended Reading:

  • Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation & Self-Discovery by Mark Matousek
  • Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions by James Pennebaker

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Sep 29 – Oct 4, 2024

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  • Mark Matousek

    Mark Matousek is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on transformative...