Online Classes

Online Classes

Designed for writers of all levels, Mark’s Online Classes explore themes that awaken creative potential, promote psychological insight, and deepen spiritual awareness. They are intended to help individuals explore their inner world from the privacy of their home, while being a part of a like-minded community.

Through Mark’s guided lessons, responses, and insight, students are guided on an in-depth journey of transformational writing and self-discovery. Scientific studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health.  Writing to Awaken offers a variety of exceptional opportunities for you to get in touch with your inner voice – your witness. Writers of all levels can benefit from the lessons and wisdom found in any of Mark’s offerings.

Whether you are writing for publication, personal awakening, or both, these intimate and thought-provoking classes provide a safe environment for growth and exploration. Students are encouraged to share their work with the class and join in the rich online dialogue. Participation in group dialogue is optional and anonymity is guaranteed.


Writing to Heal: The Transformative Power of Telling Your Story
A Nine-Week Course In Personal Narrative
March 4 – May 5, 2019
Early Registration Fee: $570*
*Register on or before February 18, 2019
Full Class Fee: $630
Register Now

Journal keepers, memoirists, and autobiographers have long understood the healing power of personal writing. By shaping life experience on the page, we gain critical distance from self-created narratives that distort our lives. We learn to harness the healing power of self-investigation. Using expressive writing to heal our wounds, we lay claim to our essential strengths, and learn to utilize our unique powers of self-renewal.

Studies confirm that expressing our stories is good for our health. As little fifteen minutes of personal writing a day can bring dramatic improvements to both physical and mental well-being. By allowing yourself to tell the truth as you know it, and commit those observations to paper, you’ll learn to become your own healer.

In this transformational nine-week online class, students will be guided in creating an ongoing writing practice for increased clarity, health, and well-being. As an awakening practice, writing can be as powerful as meditation, yoga, prayer, even psychotherapy.

More Information

Early Registration Fee: $570*
*Register on or before February 18, 2019
Full Class Fee: $630
Register Now


How the online class work
Every Monday during the six-week session, you will receive an email with the week’s assignment. Students turn in their work by the following Saturday evening. Assignments should be no more than 1,000 words.

On Sunday, Mark responds to each student, commenting and giving notes on their writing and progress. Students will also be invited to correspond with him personally with questions on the theme, lessons, or the Writing to Awaken process.

In the week before the start of the class, you will receive an invitation to join the Google Group for the class where all assignments, individual work and my weekly comments will be posted. Using Google Groups allows the class to read, comment and support each other’s work in a positive and nurturing environment.

Two group teleconferences are held during the session to provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and talk together about the work we are doing. These will be scheduled once the class begins.


Testimonials

“I just completed Mark’s online writing class and I’m feeling a deep sense of gratitude for being able to participate in such an incredible, enlightening, and healing experience. The meaningful assignments led to a wealth of self-discovery! With Mark’s in-depth, heartfelt, and insightful analysis of each student’s writing each week he pointed out exactly what we needed to focus on within ourselves to move forward on our path to awareness and achieving our highest potential. I’ve taken several of a Mark’s online classes and I can’t wait for the next class that I signed up for to start. My life has changed for the better due to the work I’ve done with Mark and his knowledge, integrity, and commitment to his students is beyond compare!”

~Stacey Cohen

“I recently finished an online writing course with Mark Matousek. After 30 years of seeking I found Mark to be someone who gently and consciously offers feedback, teaching, and healing that gave me permission to safely peer into my inner world. The way in which Mark responds to each piece of writing is powerful and served as an opportunity for me to awaken to all my stories and conditioning. In 6 weeks the insights and doors to deeper creative potential were wide open. I highly recommend working with Mark!”

~Lisa Marie, Entrepreneur, ERYT

“Mark Matousek is an insightful, compelling and incisive teacher…truthful, direct, compelling, open, and compassionate. He takes students on a provocative journey to places we need to go if we are to live and create from our deepest selves. His deeply spiritual center and his generosity of spirit combine to make his being, his writings and his teaching magical transformative experiences.”

~Marcia Lippman

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