The Healing Power of Story

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Join writer and yoga teacher Edwina Shaw on her tour of regional Queensland, and discover the healing power of story.

On Monday July 5, Edwina Shaw will attend Mossman Library to run a local workshop-which is bound to sell out quickly, so please book early!

Our brains are programmed to store traumatic memories to prevent what caused them, hopefully, ever happening again.

And although it is useful to get those memories out of our heads and onto the page once, it does us no good to keep repeating and reliving them.

Change comes through re-imagining the past, claiming power over the stories we tell ourselves and inventing new ways of seeing these stories.

We can train our brains to remember and focus on the happy times, even if these are just fleeting moments.

Once we start looking for joyful moments they begin to multiply.

Edwina describes how in her workshop, she will facilitate participants to search out the light within the darkness and to learn fun new ways to rewrite our lives.

Through the power of our imaginations we can write ourselves new endings, new beginnings and whole new stories to explore.

Workshop presenter, author and yoga teacher, Edwina Shaw is a skilled facilitator who nurtures participants and creates a safe and welcoming environment for people to explore their creativity, relax and write.

Her approach is tailored to suit participants’ specific needs.

Edwina has been running creative writing workshops for Forgotten Australians in Brisbane and throughout Queensland for several years and is passionate about the healing power of story.

She also teaches creative writing at the University of QLD and runs Relax and Write Retreats, creative writing retreats for women.

Edwina Shaw will run two sessions throughout the day. The morning session will be a workshop from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with 30 minutes at the end for questions.

In the afternoon, Edwina Shaw will be having 20 minute one-on-one sessions with authors from 2:30PM – 4:30 PM. These spots are very limited so get in quick!

About Edwina /

Edwina is a Brisbane writer and editor of fiction, memoir and screenplays. Her first book Thrill Seekers, based on her brother’s battle with adolescent onset schizophrenia, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for new fiction. Most recently she has released A Guide Through Grief, a practical self help guide to healing after loss.

She has been writing and publishing since 2002 and holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing.