An online nature journaling workshop
Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson
Nature journaling is a powerful tool to enliven your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. At this time, many of us feel disconnected from our normal lives, livelihoods and loved ones. This journaling practice can be transformative, re-wilding not only your language but your psyche and soul.
“Earth, isn’t this what you want, an invisible re-arising within us?” – Rainer Maria Rilke
This course is for people who have attended Wild Scribe I in April-May 2020
Event time: Wed 1st Jul 2020 at 5:30pm - Wed 15th Jul 2020 at 7:00pm
At a glance
- Explore the power of language that has been restored to a more natural, wild state
- Experiment with a variety of new journal techniques
- Discover the deep wisdom and healing available from nature journaling
- This course is for people who have attended Wild Scribe I in April-May 2020
Time Zones: 5.30pm-7.00pm BST; 12.30pm-2.00pm EST; 9.30am-11.00am PST
Session 1 Wednesday 1 July; Session 2 Wednesday 8 July; Session 3 Wednesday 15 July
What will participants gain
- Further fresh ideas, tools and resources for a personal writing practice
- Connection with others, creativity and refreshment
Nature journaling is ideal for those passionate about giving voice to the natural world. This course will teach you all you need to know about keeping a written nature journal to inspire and nourish you.
Whether you want to embark on nature writing for publication, or as personal growth, this course will transform your relationship to journaling and help you uncover your own writing voice.
From the moment we first gather, we shall start experimenting with different journaling techniques. You’ll learn how to find a more intimate connection to the earth and tap into the wisdom of nature. This will support your own path of transformation and provide solace in difficult times. You’ll learn which techniques to use, depending on your situation, mood and the impact you want to create.
There will be times during the sessions where we will write in our journal alone. We will then share our writing with each other. This is a powerful way to learn from each other as we witness how Mary’s techniques shape our language and our imaginations.
You will also learn one of the most important, and most neglected journal techniques. This will help you make the most of the gifts and wisdom of nature in an entirely new way. This is particularly helpful for eco-therapists and forest bathing guides looking to use nature journaling with clients.
Please bring your journal and pens.
This course is for people who have attended Wild Scribe I in April-May 2020.
The course will be held in real time with the tutors via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session. Attendance at all three sessions is required.
The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors, most of which have had to cancel all of their upcoming work. Thank you!
Mary Reynolds Thompson
Mary Reynolds Thompson is an international teacher, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and core faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Colorado. She is author several books, including the award-winning Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness. She has run many online courses before and is experienced in holding the space.Visit Tutor's Website
“Mary's teaching is truly inspirational. Her courses are well rounded, well prepared, innovative and magical.”
“My soul just melted. Mary's inspiring knowledge is an infinite gift.”
“The Earth and your own soul require you to live magnificently and fiercely; it is time for a new story.”