Writing to Awaken

Writing to Awaken

Journaling Through Adversity: The Obstacle Becomes the Way

A Four-Week Writing to Awaken Workshop with Mark Matousek starts Wednesday, April 5th with weekly classes on Zoom.

Do you ever feel like life is an obstacle course filled with many uncertainties, challenges and constant change? We are living amidst complex and stressful times that can leave you feeling confused and discouraged.  You are not alone!  You might feel overwhelmed, isolated and cut off from your spiritual source and personal sense of empowerment.

This course can support you to see that the solutions to your problems are contained within the challenges themselves.  You will gain essential insight into resilience and the power of turning your obstacles upside down.

In this transformational, four-week workshop, Mark will guide you through a series of writing explorations intended to prompt insight, self-awareness, and positive change.

Join this 4 week online course from the comfort of your own home.  Classes are Wednesday, April 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 2:00 – 3:30 pm PST / 5:00 – 6:30 pm EST.  You will receive the Zoom link for the course one week prior to the first class.

Mark Matousek is a gifted and experienced course facilitator.  He creates an atmosphere of mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and fun where participants can go where they need and want to go within the transformational journey of this course.

“Mark Matousek is an insightful, compelling and incisive teacher – truthful, direct, compelling, open, and compassionate. He takes students on a provocative journey to places we need to go if we are to live and create from our deepest selves. His deeply spiritual center and his generosity of spirit combine to make his being, his writings and his teaching magical transformative experiences.” ~Marcia, Photographer

You will examine deep, provocative questions about the stories you live by, and discover and transform any limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Join us to Write to Awaken!

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“The impediment to action advances action. The obstacle becomes the way.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Life often feels like an obstacle course, an ongoing test of uncertainty, challenge, and change. The stress of living with internal conflict can leave you feeling confused and discouraged, cut off from others and your spiritual source. When you come to see that the solutions to your problems are contained within the challenges themselves, however, you gain essential insight into resilience, and the power of turning Your obstacles upside down.

In this transformational, four-week workshop, Mark will guide you through a series of writing explorations intended to prompt insight, self-awareness, and positive change. In an atmosphere of mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and fun, he helps you to examine deep, provocative questions about the stories you live by, and limited beliefs that are holding you back.

As he teaches in Writing to Awaken, “When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

“Simply put –- if you’re looking to make a change, reach beyond your comfort zone and see the world and your life through fresh eyes – take a seminar with Mark Matousek who is a truly great teacher as well as a great writer.” ~Mary Jo, Philanthropist

During your time together, Mark will offer incisive one-on-one feedback, as well as giving you personalized prompts to deepen your writing practice.

You will examine:

  • How fear limits wise choice making
  • How negative predictions block creativity
  • Where fresh opportunities are hidden in your blind spots
  • Why trust is necessary for wise action
  • How imagination liberates you from false beliefs
  • How journaling can be used as a problem-solving tool

When you learn to approach life challenges with courage, flexibility, and imagination, you empower yourself enormously. Writing to Awaken has helped thousands of people around the world to reach their creative and spiritual goals, and it would be great to have you with us.

Weekly Course Overview

Week One: Naming and Reframing: In this first session, you clearly identify your current obstacles, your narratives about these challenges, and how these stories distort your understanding of the tasks before you.

Week Two: Harnessing the Imagination:  In our second lesson, you explore imagination as an  untapped, frequently overlooked power in the arsenal of resilience and transformation; and how journaling can be used to exercise this critical muscle in the face of life’s trials and tribulations.

Week Three: Exploring Fear and Resistance: Imagination and ingenuity are useless unless you also look closely at the nature of your fear, as you discover in this third lesson. Resistance shuts down creative thinking and the ability to discover alternative ways forward.

Week Four: Focusing on Desire: In our final session, we limn the connection between desire and ingenuity, and how the desire to be happy fuels your evolution, guiding you through life’s harsh moments, revealing the open path ahead.

“Anyone taking an online class with Mark Matousek is in for a rare treat, and most likely a life-changing experience. Mark always plans thought-provoking writing exercises that tap into the deepest part of yourself. Through his keen insight, perspective and kind responses to the students’ writing he offers feedback that help students focus on and realize their inner truth. This is the fifth class I’ve taken with Mark, and I hope to take many more.” ~Stacey, Graphic Artist

What to expect during each weekly online class…

Each 90-minute session will begin with a brief meditation, followed by Mark’s introduction of the week’s topic and two guided writing explorations. There will be an optional break-out group for the last ten minutes of each writing, as well as group conversation and Q&A. In addition, Mark offers individual, personalized writing prompts to help participants with their continued self-inquiry and journaling practice.

Known for his provocative work with students, Mark creates a safe, supportive, and inspiring atmosphere in which to do this transformative work.  Writing to Awaken has helped thousands of people around the world to reach their creative and spiritual goals.

If you have any questions about Writing to Awaken, or what to expect in this workshop, don’t hesitate to contact us here >>

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Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek is the author of two acclaimed memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story (an international bestseller) and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man’s Search For His Lost Father, When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life, and Mother of the Unseen World. A former editor at Interview Magazine, he is a featured blogger for PsychologyToday.com and the Huffington Post, and has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and The Saturday Evening Post. A popular speaker and teacher, he offers courses in creativity and spiritual growth in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe, based on his book, Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery.  A founding member of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls, he lives and works in East Hampton, New York.

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“Simply put –- if you’re looking to make a change, reach beyond your comfort zone and see the world and your life through fresh eyes – take a seminar with Mark Matousek who is a truly great teacher as well as a great writer.” ~Mary Jo, Philanthropist
 

“Anyone taking an online class with Mark Matousek is in for a rare treat, and most likely a life-changing experience. Mark always plans thought-provoking writing exercises that tap into the deepest part of yourself. Through his keen insight, perspective and kind responses to the students’ writing he offers feedback that help students focus on and realize their inner truth. This is the fifth class I’ve taken with Mark, and I hope to take many more.” ~Stacey, Graphic Artist

 

"The online class and live retreat that I took with Mark are two of the most profound experiences I ever had. Mark’s strong leadership and sensitivity provide a safe environment for one to write and share life stories. Writing exercises, along with intuitive questions and personal feedback, have revealed my inner sense of wholeness. I am deeply grateful for this gift.” ~Emma, Writer

 

"Mark Matousek is an insightful, compelling and incisive teacher – truthful, direct, compelling, open, and compassionate. He takes students on a provocative journey to places we need to go if we are to live and create from our deepest selves. His deeply spiritual center and his generosity of spirit combine to make his being, his writings and his teaching magical transformative experiences.” ~Marcia, Photographer

 
"Mark, thank you for the immense gift of your online course! It was truly a unique journey which seemed to run parallel to the lived events of that moment in my life. The safe and inspired place you fostered for me (and our group) enabled me to delve into the deepest corners of my personal story and emerge with something new to share with the world.” ~Juliet, Homemaker

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