- Learn how to use expressive writing to improve emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual health.
- Experience the transformational power of therapeutic writing alone and with others.
- Deepen compassion and connection through writing and guided storytelling in a fun, creative way.
- Relax, reflect and replenish with Life Source Writing™ – a mindful and holistic journaling method.
Bring this popular on-site Writing for Wellness Workshop to your group or organization!
Personal Writing Retreats on Salt Spring Island
Do you long for time away from your day-to-day responsibilities to write?
Have you wanted to take time to think, reflect, relax, retreat, create,
and write just for yourself or to advance a specific writing dream or project?
- Enjoy some nourishing and soulful self-care time.
- Block out the rest of the world for 3 hours so you can retreat, write and renew.
- Unleash your creative self-expression with guided visualizations and inspiring writing exercises.
Join this 3 hour virtual retreat accessed by phone or Skype from the comfort of your own home!
Deep Roots: deep embodiment through movement and writing
This one-day retreat workshop for women combines the powerful and transformational practices of 5Rhythms™ moving meditation and Life Source Writing™.
When we take time for rejuvenation and reflection, as well as listening deeply to the wisdom of the body, we have an opportunity to access our inner clarity, knowledge, intuition and well-being. When we set our intention to fully embody ourselves we can find and feel a deeper grounding presence that is guided from within us.
Join us to come together for movement, writing, inspiration, creative self-expression and cultivation of our deep roots.
Lynda’s Online Courses
UBC & Dalhousie University
Expressive Writing for Caregiver Self-Care ~ University of British Columbia
This 4 week online course offers you an experience with Writing for Wellness. You can work through this course at your own pace. It is a recognized as an elective course within various certificate programs at UBC. You receive 12 hours of inspiration and education in Writing for Wellness and Self-Care. No prior journaling or writing experience is required to benefit from this online course.
Pen to Paper: Journaling for Self-Care and Reflective Practice ~ School of Social Work, Dalhousie University
This 4 week online course offers 12 hours of continuing education credits. The course is designed especially for social workers, counsellors, healers, helping and healthcare professionals who want to learn how to use expressive writing for self-care, burnout prevention, mitigating compassion fatigue and enhancing resilience. Discover how writing can be used to heal and nourish your heart as a helper or caregiver. Leave this course feeling renewed and replenished, in touch with your desire for making a difference while also caring for yourself. This course attracts students from coast to coast offering you a dynamic online learning experience within a diverse community of fellow participants.
Lynda Monk’s online workshops — and her enthusiastic, interactive teaching style — have been a welcome addition to our professional development course schedule. Her courses consistently receive excellent reviews from participants. They comment on her expertise, her warm and welcoming energy, and her ability to inspire reflection and create a feeling of community in an online course space.
— Karla Hatt, School of Social Work Continuing Education program, Dalhousie University