It was one of those "writer" defining moments for me that set me free to write the way my mind works, crazily in all directions at once. I learned that a monkey brain doesn't have to be a handicap but an asset when using a web method in writing quickly and intuitively - a skill especially important in the initial stages of drafting any piece of writing.
This morning, I had a chance to reconnect with the workshop leader, Joanne Klassen, author of the book, Tools of Transformation; Write your way to new worlds of possibility.
I thought her creative writing courses would be important to the forgiveness processes I wanted to explore in my Fierce Forgiveness course, but I had no idea of her expertise in Transformative Processes, and her experience in facilitating groups in this across North America.
How would forgiveness fit into her teachings? I wondered.
That's when this breakfast meeting turned into an amazing, delightful, inspiring conversation. Of course it fits in and it fits in very well.
We have actually been in the same field, doing the same things, for a long time - just using different words, different styles, and different people.
Bring two story-tellers together - and what do we do? We plunge into one story after the other, like children running from one puddle to the next, splashing in and out of story till we were exhausted and inspired.
We will do it again - we vow.
I for one am looking forward to her presentation.
Definitions - What is Forgiveness?
Left brain, Right Brain Forgiveness - Speaker: Cliff Derksen
What does the Bible say? Speaker: Dr. Gerry Michalski
Webbing the Forgiveness story - Speaker: Author Joanne Klassen
Psychological Trauma and Benefits of Forgiveness. Speaker: Dr. Syras Derksen
Importance of Processes: Autonomous Forgiveness
Importance of Processes: Relational Forgiveness
Importance of Processes: Lifestyle Forgiveness
Importance of Processes: Spiritual Forgiveness
We will end with a night of Celebration!
"Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form." --Jean Luc Godard