Alison Dale is a writer and musician from Stratford who believes that creative expression is as a path to wellness and joy. She offers workshops that inspire others to reach into their own wells and draw up hidden treasures. Alison loves witnessing the magic that happens when people express themselves through words and music. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, most recently in The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writing Journey (available on Amazon). She also sings and performs with a variety of music ensembles, and offers music exploration classes to adults with special needs.
Rhythm of Life Workshop – Our lives are built on rhythm, inwardly and outwardly. This workshop will start with a heartbeat and evolve into a spontaneous musical composition. The piece will be a symbolic jump off point for exploring how to focus the rhythms in your own life.
No musical experience is necessary. Instruments will be provided. Just bring your heart and your heart beat, and get ready to be part of something bigger than the sum of its parts. By the end of the workshop, you will be thinking about the rhythm of life in a new and danceable way.
Journaling: Meditative Practice & Greenhouse for Memoir Seedlings – Your life, and your perspective on it, is totally unique. Journaling is a powerful way to hone that perspective, while bringing relief, stillness, and often great insight. It is also gives you raw material that you can then turn into personal life stories. The journal can act as a greenhouse for these story seedlings, and help you gather them as part of your legacy.
This workshop will explore different ways to journal, along with ways to start turning that material into memoir. Each participant will have a chance to write and share their own writing (if desired, not mandatory. Privacy is important to the writing process, too.) Expect to make some new discoveries about yourself. You have more to say than you know, and your life is worth writing about!