The Craft of Living Workshop – West Coast 2019

Living well is a challenge for everyone. Each of us must find tools and insight with which to maneuver through life’s constant changes, the surprises and questions that each day brings. By developing wisdom through self-awareness, and an ongoing practice for expressing our authentic feelings and beliefs, we can meet these challenges head on. When we become the craftsmen of our own lives, we’re able to open to the whole of existence — light and shadows, joys and hardship — with creativity, courage, and grace.

In this two-day workshop for writers of all levels, we will focus on questions essential to the well-lived life. Using Mark’s Writing To Awaken process, we’ll explore who we are, what we want, where we’re hiding, where we’re inspired, and how to create a life of meaning. We will challenge limiting narratives though radical truth telling on the page, leading to positive, permanent shifts in perspective. Expressive writing as an unparalleled tool for exposing obsolete stories and making way for transformation in areas of your life you want to reframe, or change altogether. The message of Writing To Awaken is simple. “When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Scientific 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 – to uncover the truth of your experience. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your 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. You do not have to be a writer to benefit from Mark’s teaching. Come with the willingness to respond to the exercises earnestly with an open mind and heart and allow the truth to expose itself on the page. This workshop will prompt insight, spiritual wisdom, and fresh possibilities.

Workshop Tuition:
Early Registration Tuition: $220 (See location details for deadlines)
Full Tuition: $250
Community Building Special: Register with one or more friends and save. Full Details Here.

Praise for Mark’s Work

“Making sense of our lives through reflective writing is a research-established way of cultivating well-being in your life. As a scientist and clinician, I find Mark Matousek’s reflections and life-changing insights to be filled with timeless wisdom and practical advice. Let Mark be your guide as you journey to the depths of your mind to nurture a new way of being with yourself and with others.”

—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, clinical professor at UCLA, executive director at Mindsight Institute, and New York Times bestselling author

“Mark Matousek is a wise and caring guide who, like the early Eastern masters, offers insights as tools to free and build your life with. Writing to Awaken opens the craft of writing as a way to dive into the art of self-reflection. It will restore meaning and change your life.”

—Mark Nepo, author of The One Life We’re Given and The Way Under the Way

“Mark is a masterful and loving guide: his wisdom teachings and brilliantly conceived questions will enable you to dissolve the coverings and open to life-changing truth. You don’t need skill in writing to partake; all that’s required is the longing to awaken your heart.”

—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge


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