Writing Workshops


We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us. By questioning our connections to this narrative, we come to realize that we are not our stories. This opens the door for change and transformation.

Writing To Awaken is an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing. Using targeted questions, radical truth-telling, and self-inquiry, you will explore the narratives of your life, writing honestly about your greatest challenges, deepest yearnings, secret wounds, hidden gifts, and roads less traveled. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your storytelling self and move toward a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life. Mark’s unique, compassionate teaching style creates a welcoming atmosphere for this deeply transformative work. Designed for writers of all levels, Writing To Awaken will prompt insight, spiritual wisdom, and fresh possibilities.

“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Writing to Awaken offers an exceptional opportunity for you to get in touch with your inner voice – your witness. Writers of all levels will benefit from the lessons and wisdom gained in these upcoming workshops.

Workshop Calendar

Alternatives LogoJuly 9, 2017
Writing To Awaken: One-Day Workshop
London, England
Sponsored by Alternatives
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August 18 – 23, 2017
Writing To Awaken
Hollyhock Institute
Cortes Island, BC, Canada
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IMG_1331September 1 – 3, 2017
Writing To Awaken: Story As a Path of Transformation
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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September 11 – 15, 2017
Writing To Awaken: Memoir As a Path of Transformation
Madeline Island School for the Arts
La Pointe, WI
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Garrison InstitueNovember 17-19, 2017
Writing To Awaken: Exploring Loneliness, Sadness, Self-Reliance, and the Riddle of Intimate Relationship With Dr. Maria Sirois
The Garrison Institute
Garrison, NY
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