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Mary Reynolds Thompson: The Wild Scribe: A Five-Part Dive Into Nature Journaling
Check out Mary Reynolds Thompson’s free recorded programs:The Wild Scribe: An Introduction to Nature Journaling and Earth Wisdom in the Time of the Coronavirus.
Nature journaling is a powerful tool to enliven your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. At this time, many of us feel disconnected from our normal lives, livelihoods and loved ones. Guided by Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness, you will discover that a journaling practice can be transformative, re-wilding not only your language but also your psyche and soul. Mary is an award-winning writer, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy and a pioneer in the emerging field of spiritual ecology. In this five-part online course, each session an hour and a half long, you will:
- Explore the power of language that has been restored to a more natural, wild state
- Experiment with a wide variety of journal techniques
- Discover the deep wisdom and healing available from nature journaling
- Connect with others, your creativity and earth-born imagination
You will start by experimenting with different journaling techniques. You’ll learn how to find a more intimate connection to the earth and tap into the wisdom of nature. This will support your own path of transformation and provide solace in difficult times. You’ll learn which techniques to use, depending on your situation, mood and the impact you want to create. There will be times during the sessions where you will write in your journal alone using Mary’s techniques to shape your language and imaginations, and there will be times when you will share your writing with others.
Session 1: Re-wilding language
Session 2: Shifting Perspectives
Session 3: Inside Summer
Session 4: Thirteen Blackbirds
Session 5: Elements of Nature
Whether your intention is to learn to write for publication or for personal growth, this course will transform your relationship to journaling and help you uncover your own writing voice. This is particularly helpful for eco-therapists and forest bathing guides looking to use nature journaling with clients.