Seasonal Workshops

Pivot Point offers seasonal, two-hour writing workshops five times a year.

The ancient Chinese recognized the relationship between emotions and the different elements in nature. To delve deeper into the elements and their associated emotions Jennifer Downs will offer a two hour writing workshop each season focused on the associated element and it’s emotion. The practice of listening to others cultivates the capacity to take in and observe. For the year 2017 the theme will be Embrace your Life through the Seasons.
 

SEASONAL WORKSHOPS

  •           Summer: Writing Towards Joy
  •           Late Summer: Sympathy and the Power of Listening
  •           Autumn: The Grace of Grief
  •           Winter: A Still Mind Overcomes Fear
  •           Spring: Anger, Spring, Transformation
Summer: Writing Towards Joy
25.00

Summer: Writing Towards Joy
Date: June 11, 2017
Time: 2-4 PM

Location: 2501 Manhattan Ave. 21215
Cost: $25

"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be?The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."     Kahlil Gibran

We will explore the phenomenon of Joy through writing using the Gateless method. Joy is the emotion of the fire element and the summer season in Chinese medicine. Whether joy seems within easy reach or a distant memory, on this day we will tap into a reservoir of joy inside. Bring a journal. 

To register by mail send a check to Pivot Point at 2501 Manhattan Ave. 21215 or RSVP to confirm attendance jennifer@jenniferdowns.com.

 

 

Seasonal Workshop: Late Summer
25.00

Late Summer: Sympathy and the Power of Listening
Sunday August 13, 2017

2-4 PM
$25

Sympathy is the emotion associated with the earth which is the season of late summer or Indian summer. It is the time of harvest. There is abundance in nature. To be nourished we must have the capacity to take in and digest. To be sympatico with our lives we must have the capacity to receive as well as to give. In this two hour seasonal workshop we will experience the season and write about our experiences. We will reflect on times we were able to receive and digest experiences and able to listen well.

We will share stories and practice listening. To listen well is to get in synq and to be sympatico with others.

To register by mail send a check to Pivot Point at 2501 Manhattan Ave. 21215 or RSVP to confirm attendance jennifer@jenniferdowns.com.

Learn more about our seasonal series.