ONE-ON-ONE AND SMALL GROUP WRITING WORKSHOPS
Start, progress, or finish projects in any creative writing category. Individuals purchase a six week package and have six months to complete the sessions. Groups can meet for single or multiple days or weeks depending upon location.
ALTARS THAT ALTER
Create an altar dedicated to your empowerment, vision, self-love, and well-being. In this interactive workshop you will explore your life in tiers of priority and then create an "altar" or for youth "towers of power" that changes as your imagined life becomes a measurable reality. The past will be put to rest through proper perspective and release. The present and future become your only focus. Be your true to you, now...
DRAMA AS A HEALING ART
This interactive workshop is designed for all ages and backgrounds, and becomes thematically group specific. Through fun explorations of individual and collective beliefs, participants bring to light the dramas in their lives and life in general. Using spontaneous performance, visual art, movement, music, and meditation techniques, participants design solutions and skills for coping and/or change.
PEACE, PODS, AND PEARLS
This workshop begins with individuals defining their concept of peace as needed within themselves, in their personal interactive world, and throughout the world family. Each person explores how they can fulfill their vision of a peaceful life, and the collective global society. Literally planting seeds now to create beauty in the future, and using seed pearls as reminders of our individual abilities and responsibilities to continually create peace, is the emphasis of this exhilarating, transforming and fun workshop. Appropriate for all ages.
WRITE THROUGH THE SOUL
Write Through The Soul is a workshop designed to help people access their creative spark, identify with it, commit to it, and express their vision through the written word. The completion of a great poem or beginning of a novel is one benefit, however, learning to identify personal values, multiple ways to express them, and the joy of self expression are the most important aspects of the experience. Participants learn to take their visions and thoughts and translate them into writing that supports freedom for the author's and audience's soul.
TELLING OUR STORY
A permanent written and visual mural on wood is collectively created using a group-selected theme that reflects personal stories. No formal writing or visual art experience is required. A variety of art/messy materials are used, thus a smock or old shirt is recommended. This workshop is for all ages.
These workshops are flexibly designed and can be tailored to meet the needs of adults, children, families, family reunions, corporations, small businesses, civic, social, organizations, schools, churches, correctional facilities, festivals, etc.
COMMENTS FROM WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
"I've attached two photos of me. The first one taken immediately after your workshop "Altars that Alter"...and I placed it on my altar. The second one is how I now look after taking to heart what you expressed in that workshop! dear dear Karen, you have gifted my life!
Karen Jones Meadows has a unique ability to create a safe and holding environment working within the group dynamic in a short time that is gentle yet powerful and energizing. She creates trust and takes people into their inner world without them even knowing because it is so safe. I went where I hadn't gone before by simply playing--my mind was at rest. I was surprised that I was jolted out of my old space and reached a new truth that day about what I really want for myself at my core. This workshop is a gift.
Peggy Hogan, Psychotherapist
I enjoyed the "Alters that Alter" workshop! I see this as a practice that I can use to bring my own personal vision for all aspects of my life into focus.
Najeebah Jannah, Consultant, Chicago
It was fabulous, fun, engaging, and interactive for all participants regardless of age. The concepts were focused and seemed effortlessly conveyed so that youths, parents and community leaders easily understood and incorporated not only the concepts, but skills they can actually utilize in their lives outside of the workshop perimeter. I'll be using some of the activities for a statewide workshop I'm conducting on diversity and racism.
Joycelyn Jackson Black Student Union Educational Summit
It was a great workshop. I didn't want it to end. It captured everyone's attention and brought out the best in us. The presentation was informative and very well delivered. We got to do great critical thinking and hands on activities. A lot of time people back away from [it] but they weren't afraid to participate, they really opened up. You were great!
Former NFL Champion
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