A transformative 4-week online workshop designed to help you discover healing and resolution through writing poetry. Encouragement and support for anyone ready to embark on a personal journey to access their inner voice and poetic expression.
with Hope is a Traveler and
Open Passages author Susan Frybort
Have you been waiting for the right words to appear in the proper order to describe what you’ve been living? Do you long to write in brave lines of what lies behind the things blocking your innate creativity? And do you know what it is that might be preventing you from experiencing the warm waters of creation? You’ve felt your emotions and experiences and thoughts swimming and pooling within you, but can’t seem to language them effectively or fear trying altogether. You feel like you’ll never master the art of writing because there are not enough hours in the day or the protective space to open and write from the center of your heart. You’ve felt a certain wound within, throbbing for attention for some time now, and in need of the soothing balm of therapeutic writing and its many healing properties. You’ve lived a life full of heartfelt experiences only you can tell, where the contents want to be held a little closer and delved into, and be processed into the divine poetry only you can write.
If you can feel yourself leaning into these words and responding, then this special course is meant for you.
You are marked by what you have seen in life. You are moved by what you know. Poetry invites you to work through many of the life challenges and experiences that have shaped you. Everything within is waiting to be processed and expressed through your potent and convincing poetic voice. Let your heart lead the way and take you on a healing odyssey like no other, as your poetry blossoms before you in knowing words. This complete course is intended to help you imagine and retrieve the wondrous gift you possess to heal as you write. You will uncover what might be holding you back or preventing you from moving forward through writing Poetry. Each class will focus on specific practices and exercises to guide you directly into your authentic voice. Healing is an ongoing and delicate process where The Poetry Healing Course can offer a safe place, lined with trust, to meet that crucial need. This course will allow you to securely explore the intricate landscapes of YOU.
Please join me on this healing journey!
Poetry has the power to heal. The Unspoken presents itself through our writing. Our real feelings emerge. Past events resurface. And behind our smiles, and even fears, are the soul’s secret tears holding out, yet longing to roll freely with true expression. If you are someone who has worked through life material and continues to find areas that call out for attention and caring focus, this course is perfect for you. If you’re someone who’s not entirely sure how to locate or present the many faces of your poetic style, or if you enjoy writing poetry and would like to nurture your process, let this course be a gift that allows your creative energies to flow and flourish. This is truly a Heart Journey you’ll want to venture, moving towards more self-discovery and be affirmed along the way.
This course is an invitation. Your healing and writing have longed to engage in a process that offers personal validation and connection.
This course is a healing opportunity. The act of writing engages internal healing resources that affect emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. The Poetry Healing Course is a nurturing place to access any support or feedback you’ll need to develop your poetic voice, while healing your heart.
The Story of how I claimed my poetic voice…
Hi, I’m Susan Frybort and I’m so honoured and excited to be presenting this poetry writing and healing course to you at this special time. There was a time in my life where I felt myself separated from the one true solace I now treasure most. Writing poetry. While I was sure to find comfort and connection reading poetry written by other poets, I was unable to expose my own poetry to the world, or even access what I was genuinely feeling. For years, I was happy to read and circulate what other people had written, yet felt a longing to share something personal and meaningful stirring within. As a child, I had been deeply drawn to poetry and found myself captivated by rhythm, rhyme and sequence. I continued to study poetry throughout my life and exercised my writing privately. As a trauma survivor, I turned to poetry writing as a means of working through my multi-layered material and cleaning out past wounds. The day came when I finally felt ready and began sharing poetry after joining a therapeutic writing support group. I received the encouragement and positive feedback I longed to hear and went on to submit pieces, and subsequently had several poems published. But even after these brave steps, something else remained in the way and I was still unable to reference my feelings conclusively. I understood there was more work to be done. Poetry continued to be my provider and place of shelter as I continued to work through more of my emotional holdings and traumatic wounding. It actually wasn’t until after I published the poem titled, Empathy, that I began my most intimate journey— directly into my Heart— to unearth the many blocks and fears that were preventing my deepest creativity from flowing liberally. And when I finally emerged, I was writing from my soul with an empowered and authentic voice.
I couldn’t stop the flow that resulted afterwards. Once I tapped into this abounding well within, I activated more memories and buried bodily and emotional material. As I continued excavating, I was simultaneously sharpening my authentic voice. More importantly, I was wonderfully gaining true confidence! As a writer and poet, I understand the journey and the importance of protecting and nurturing the creative process. That’s one of the many special reasons why I wanted to design this compelling course to share with you. My hope is you will find the personal experiences I share, along with the exclusive prompts and exercises, activate and lead you to more personal discovery and connection. All the set-backs and patterns that once held you captive as a writer and hindered growth and healing, will remarkably and compassionately bring you into the light of your powerful voice. I hope you join me on this amazing path!
In this course, you will …
- Heal the places within that call for tenderness and attention.
- Explore your emotional terrain and overcome barriers to expression.
- Discover the deep wisdom in your life experiences that will propel your poetry.
- Connect to your body and memories to integrate into your writing process.
- Become your greatest source of inspiration and deepen your poetry.
THE POETRY HEALING COURSE: WRITING FROM YOUR HEART AND SOUL
4 weekly talks and over 30 pages of exercises,
assignments and supportive writings
BEGINS July 7, 2020
COURSE PACKAGE: WHAT YOU RECEIVE
- FOUR weekly 45-60-minute pre-recorded audio classes taught by Susan Frybort
Weekly Audio classes will be held on Tuesdays, beginning July 7th. You will receive a weekly email link on the evening before the class. For those who cannot listen on the Tuesday, you will have access to the recordings for 6 weeks thereafter. So, if this day is not ideal for you, no worries. You can listen in at a more convenient time, from anywhere in the world. The weekly class can be listened to simply by clicking the link, or it can be easily downloaded to your phone, computer etc., to keep thereafter. The four sessions are scheduled as follows:
July 7, 14, 21, 28
- A printable PDF WORKBOOK (emailed to you) which includes optional exercises, assignments and related readings that reflect and deepen the weekly course content.
- PDF TRANSCRIPTS of each audio class for those who prefer reading to listening.
- A Facebook group forum where you can share your writing, connect with other students, and get writing feedback from Susan.
- Direct Email Feedback from Susan for those who prefer not to join the group
- A free e-book of Susan’s book, Hope is a Traveler.
More About Susan
Susan Frybort is an American-born poet with a deep fascination for life and the human experience. Writing since she was a child, her poems and affirmations are a tapestry of wisdom and compassion that soften the heart’s edges, calling us home. Previously published in Elephant Journal, Vivid Life, and Women for One, Susan also has published two inspiring books. Her first, the poetry collection Hope is a Traveler, was published in 2015 to rave reviews. Hope engages the senses through imagery and metaphor. Her second book, Open Passages, is a special collection of meditations and affirmations that offer soothing balm to the weary soul. In addition, Susan’s poetry has been featured in bestsellers, An Uncommon Bond and Grounded Spirituality, both written by her husband, Jeff Brown. She is a nature enthusiast and her interests include astronomy, art, photography, and old books. Today, Susan has settled in Canada and continues to write.
“What would happen if you walked to your edges and peered into the uncharted streams of your personal existence? We understand how everyone is afraid of something and that hesitation becomes a barricade placed before our creative energy. We want to somehow use this crucial point as a catapult to expression. I was always fearful of exposing my work in the beginning. Forever going to the trouble of hiding or evading the very thing that wished to set me free and enable me to heal and develop. Eventually I realized all my heart pounding fears would inevitably be swallowed up by the overwhelming misfortune of remaining in a place of little or no growth, and so I used that restless and anxious energy to propel me forward and seize more from life. To write how I wanted. To be unapologetic about my style. To be daring and brave and share what I know and to trust there is richness there. The best thing about your poetic voice is that it belongs to you and was birthed through your individual creative process.”
Course Begins July 7, 2020
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