Journaling with Lynda allowed for quiet reflection (even in the midst of a large group) and took me to a place I haven't had the opportunity to visit for a long time. It reminded me how important it is to get in touch with my thoughts through writing and offered a valuable perspective. I hope to keep up my writing. Thank you.
I found the Therapeutic Journaing for Healthcare Professionals to be an uplifting workshop that was rooted in a deep foundation of social work practice with knowledge and insights that were helpful for both personal and professional development.
I want to thank you for your wonderful workshop and I would like to say that it has been many years since I looked at my journal. Yesterday I started to journal again and the Creativity just started to flow. Every time I take out my journal I come to a new realization about myself and I know it can only help me be a better person. Thanks to you I am more certain then ever what my goals are in my life are and by writing all my thoughts each day I will bring them to life.
I have been able to make some very large changes in my life, which I know would not have been possible without your help. I really liked the experience of the coaching itself, but even more than that, it has been very effective in helping me towards defining and reaching my goals.
It was with reluctance that I attended the Creative Wellness and Writing workshop, as I have always been sceptical about my ability to be a good writer. The workshop opened up a whole new way of looking at writing and how it can be used to critically express your thoughts, feeling and beliefs. At the same time it was a lot of fun and Lynda made me feel safe to try a new approach of personal expression.
When we are in a field where giving to others can be all-consuming, a chance to take a break for self-reflection is essential to maintaining our ability to serve our clients well. I highly recommend the workshop.
It spoke to me in a way that nothing has before – Life Source Writing has invited me to be a partner in self discovery and healing. I feel like I have taken a huge step in my own self awareness and growth. I look so forward to more “ah-ha” moments that I am confident will happen through “getting to the page!”
Allowing time to listen to one’s self through journaling is an expansive experience because of the personal insight one can gain. Thank you.
As a busy caregiver with a bit of a superwoman complex, it was a very powerful reminder that in order to be effect and caring to other I must first care for myself properly. Listening to this meditation was like receiving a permission slip to take some time off to do what fulfills me most… and I accepted it (which never comes easily to me)- so thank you!
Immersing myself in the Life Source Writing book has brought the wonder-full surprise of connecting with your experience in order to re-connect with my own. I felt like I was drawn through a portal into my own soul and experience, gently encouraging me to open myself to my journey. Transformational! What a gift to have been taken into places of such warmth and depth, feeling so encouraged and energized by the beautiful energy with which you’ve infused the book. Thank you again for the amazing experience.
Lynda and Creative Wellness’s ability to be flexible and responsive to our agencies needs was tremendous! The staff are excited about developing self-care plans and look forward to working with Lynd…a again.
Freeing, creative, beautiful – thank you for the opportunity to be myself, to find myself again and to allow me the time and inclination to make a commitment to myself.
I used your Creative Wellness Guided Meditations CD in my group therapy session on Monday night, with overwhelmingly positive responses from my clients who are all working people with a variety of stressors and life struggles.
I highly recommend Creative Wellness Guided Meditations for anyone seeking to become more mindful, self-aware and relaxed. There is a wonderful selection of meditations to choose from – all of which… will enhance your feeling of well-being, peace and internal harmony. The more often you listen, the deeper they will take you.
Lynda has that rare gift of being able to write in a way that is both theoretically sound as well as personally engaging. She uses her experience as a front-line practitioner, educator, and consultant… to great effect, consistently writing in a voice that is compelling and thoughtful. Her written work reveals her concern for quality and attention to detail. Lynda writes with authority, compassion, and integrity
Three words come to mind when reflecting on the work provided by Lynda Monk. Passion, Commitment and Innovation. Lynda leaves a trail of legacy, our ministry (MCFD) has certainly benefited from our partnershi…p with her in the areas of training and organizational health.
As helping professionals we focus our energy on advocating for others, often forgetting about ourselves. Lynda understands the importance of nurturing the nurturer and offers an invaluable service. My… coaching with Lynda is an investment in my own wellness. As a result of my coaching with Lynda I am finding that I am able to create space for ‘being’ in the midst of all of the ‘doing’.
While I was working as a training manager for a First Nations organization in B.C. I worked with Lynda Monk on a number of occasions. I always found Lynda to be professional, knowledgeable, skilled and caring communicator. I always received excellent feedback on her training from training participants who commented on her energetic training style and her comprehensive knowledge of content.
Lynda presents very difficult and challenging material in a very kind and gentle way that provides participants with the safety required to learn while they explore personal trauma. Lynda’s committm…ent to ensuring that professionals take time to address their own trauma or vicarious trauma needs – enables participants to engage in those courageous conversations necessary to maintaining professional humility.
We had the pleasure of Lynda’s inspirational participation in our bi-annual Health and Safety Advocates’ Conference. Lynda actively involved us in… the preparation of her keynote, to ensure our needs were addressed and that she could tailor comments, and literature references to our demographic. She also worked as a leader in our small break out sessions and related well with our members, who come from varied geographical areas and varied technologies. We would use Lynda’s services again in any similar endeavor.
The writing workshop was Insightful, nurturing, sacred. There is value in reflecting. Questioning the information gained was invaluable.
The benefits I experienced from participating in the Spirited Self-Care group coaching program are that I feel like I have permission to be where I am at instead of beating myself up for where or who …I “should” be. I have some skills that I can put into play to gradually work toward my goals in an environment of gentleness and nurturing self. I can embrace the positive and not focus on the aspects that are “missing” right now for me. This experience was mind-opening, affirming, and gentle.
When I started listening to Creative Wellness Mini-Retreats I thought I would enjoy the experience. One hour later I was thirsting for more, as one “retreat” beckoned me to the next, and the next.… It’s as if Lynda Monk can see into your soul and deliver exactly the right words to inspire your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Soulful, calming, affirming and inspiring – a spectacular coaching experience on CD available when I need it! Thank you Lynda!
Powerful, tender, empowering.
Wholistic, educational, inclusive – I am taking real tools and excitement about expanding my practice.
Lynda is flawless in her facilitation and will custom des…ign a training session that meets your needs in a timely, flexible and sensitive manner. Lynda’s sessions consistently result in glowing feedback and always leave the participants stronger and wiser for having spent the time with her.
This was an amazing oasis of warmth and reflection in the midst of a demanding, fast-paced life.
Although my coaching with Lynda began because I was looking for help in dealing with difficult situation in my professional life, it ended up becoming one of the most enriching experiences of both my professional AND personal lives! Lynda has a calm, caring and honest approach that encouraged me to acknowledge and embrace who I am and what I believe. Coaching was such a positive, enlightening and healing experience….and Lynda was the biggest reason why!
Lynda helped change my life with her coaching session. She made me see that I put myself last on a long list of projects and priorities. It took awhile but I eventually understood that if I was well; happy and healthy, that everything and everyone benefited. Looking after myself was not selfish, in fact it was the gateway toward a more effective life.
Write for the Health of It Teleseminar - Next Teleseminar date TBA
Learn 3 essential elements of using journaling as a tool for self-care, healing and wellness
During this one-hour free teleseminar you will have the opportunity to:
- learn how to use reflective journal writing as a practice for greater health and well-being
- discover three key ways to tap into the transformational and healing power of journaling
- experience writing as a tool to access new awareness of yourself
Who is this call for?
This call is for anyone interested in learning more about how to Write for the Health of It - for personal use and/or for use within your coaching or counselling work with clients. This call is for heart-centered wellness practitioners, life and health coaches, counsellors, therapists, social workers, healers, and all conscious living enthusiasts WHO are interested in the writing, personal growth and wellness connection.
Teleseminar Date: TBA
- You will receive your call-in number upon registration (regular long distance charges apply) as well as a handout for the call (a few days prior to the call itself).
- Yes, this call will be recorded! You will also receive a recording of the teleseminar following the call. Register for this call below.
- You will also receive your free subscription to the biweekly Creative Wellness Tips and Tools Museletter – that includes articles for self-care, relfective journaling, and wellness. Should you wish, you can easily unsubscribe from this museletter at any time.
- Register for this call below! Please know I respect your privacy and your information will NEVER be shared.