Planning a retreat or looking for an enriching experience for your group?

Consider having ilene facilitate a journaling/reflective writing workshop
Enlivening and transformational 

Benefits of Journaling Writing
  • There are a wide range of strategies and techniques involved with the practice
  • Unload your mind, express your thoughts and feelings; sort out fears, worries, anger, and anxieties without being judged
  • Increase creative thinking by exploring ideas as they formulate
  • Help organize, plan and remember milestones in the middle of busy lives  
  • Provide practice for those interested in improving writing skills 
  • Reflect on and contemplate specific life situations or overall quality of life and discover the complexity of self 
  • Explore beliefs and actions and discover the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior
  • Contribute to clarity of thinking when wrestling with difficulty or a dilemma 
  • Set goals, break bad habits, and support healthy lifestyle changes of journaling that can help:
Journaling is an amazingly powerful creative/ healing/ therapeutic tool that is often done in private. It can be even more powerful when shared. In ilene’s workshops and retreats, women are called to build trust and connect with each other in order to go deep within to expand their personal growth and awareness. Participants are invited but never required to share what they write. The first priority is to build a safe, supportive environment that focuses on community building and communication. Something magical happens when women come together to explore, discover, and grow through writing and sharing.
Participants leave ilene’s events with a strong sense of self-empowerment and a variety of techniques to use in their journaling lives.

for personal growth and self-awareness

The Wellness Center, Newport VT
February 11, March 11, April 8, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Call Mary to register: 802-334-5566

$10.00 each

Your Life is Your Story

For more information contact:
ilene elliott
Are you interested in writing about your life’s journey? Do you need help getting started? Are you are already writing and looking for something to spark your creativity? 
This three part workshop provides participants with writing strategies in an environment of support and encouragement. Write, share, and learn from each other. 

Writers Write

and need supportive feedback

All genres of writing welcome:
Memoir, Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Non-fiction...


2 X per month
 for the purpose of sharing our writing.

Build confidence.
Improve skills.
Feel motivated.
Decrease isolation.


York Branch of Aldrich Public Library
134 Mill St., East Barre, VT
Transformational Journal Writing

helps you navigate in the world

A Women’s Weekend Retreat focused  on Journaling and Reflective Writing at Jackson’s Lodge & Log Cabins Lake Wallace, Canaan, VT

Document and Create Your Life

Includes guided group writing and sharing, free time, accommodations for 2 nights in a fully furnished beach side log cabin & 5 home cooked meals catered by Jackson’s Cafe
May 18, 19, 20, 2018

Friday 3:00 PM until
Sunday 1:00 PM

Sliding scale fee
$175.00 - $300.00

Limited to 20 participants
With: ilene elliott

For more information & to register
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