At Meredith College – Mining for Gold: Journaling into a Deeper Life

Keeping a journal is perhaps the most productive of all methods for reconsidering the world, preserving our experiences, exploring our deepest selves, and developing our writing skills. I’ll be teaching my 5-day workshop, “Mining for Gold,” at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC again in 2012. The workshop is part of the Meredith Summer Institute for women. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to unlock the full power of journaling as a multi-purpose tool for creative development.

Here’s what some of my students said this year about the workshop:  

“Carol Henderson is an energetic yet laid-back, full-of-ideas, expert guide into the world of journaling. What emerges from the journey surprises, delights, challenges the writer in me to observe and record my life, my world, in a  whole new way.” ––Phyllis Mayo, Raleigh, NC, Retirement Community Chaplain

“Carol has had a wonderful impact on my writing life. Her workshop was informative, fun, and supportive. I wrote much more than I thought I would. I feel good about writing again due to Carol’s treasure trove of helpful techniques for accessing the unconscious.” Elyse Krasnogor, Raleigh, NC Psychotherapist

To go or not to go; that is the question! I went to the workshop with Carol Henderson. I entered the gold mine and discovered nuggets of truth.” Kathy Gluch, Raleigh, NC, former teacher

Each day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll explore memory, point of view, dreams, life chapters, character portraits, poetry, dialogues with aspects of ourselves, and more. We’ll acquire new techniques to enliven our writing and help us find fresh ways to view our lives and creative selves. The emphasis is on process-not product—that means we’ll write a lot. For information about the 2012 workshop, email: Ashley Hogan at Meredith <>

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