Mary Reynolds Thompson

Workshop Leader

Mary Reynolds Thompson

Mary Reynolds Thompson is the author of "Embrace Your Inner Wild" and "Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness". She is also an instructor for the non-profit TreeSisters, a facilitator of poetry therapy and journal therapy, and a certified life coach who has helped thousands of people discover and live their Wild Soul Story. She is the founder of Write The Damn Book, a program that guides writers on the heroic journey from procrastination to publication, and is a core faculty member of the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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Oct 13 2020 - Nov 10 2020


Five Tuesdays October 13-November 10 at 1-2:30pm EDTREMEMBER TO CONVERT IF YOU ARE NOT ON EASTERN TIME
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



Mary Reynolds Thompson: Untame Your Story; Rewild Your Life: A Five-Part Memoir Writing Class

Watch Mary Reynolds Thompson’s video invitation to this course, and check out her free recorded program The Wild Scribe: An Introduction to Nature Journaling

Recordings will be available to registered participants for a limited time and with sharing restrictions.

What story are you living? 

The stories we tell about ourselves and our lives shape the way we live, think, and dream. During this five-part memoir online workshop, you will take back your life by composting the tired and tame stories and seeding them with vibrant and resilient new shoots. As you untame your story, you will learn how wild and wondrous your life can be.  

Guided by Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness, you will discover a way of writing about your life that illuminates the deep mysteries of your soul and points you toward your unique destiny. Mary is an award-winning writer, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and a pioneer in the emerging field of spiritual ecology.   

In this online course, you will:

  • Throw light on limiting patterns that keep us trapped
  • Explore the role of your ancestors in your new story
  • Discover the thread that you must never let go of
  • Find your power place and animal totem
  • Write, share and build community with others

Each session will be 90 minutes long and will offer up a minimum of two writing prompts. There will also be opportunities to share your stories and learn from each other. The work is creative, confidence-building, and allows for many different styles of writing techniques, from poetry to prose. 

October 13: Unraveling the knot

October 20: Awakening to ancestral wisdom

October 27: Finding the thread

November 3: Tapping into your power totems

November 10: Claiming your wild story