Dr. Maisel will offer four Deep Writing Workshops in 2012 and will present three classes with the Academy for Optimal Living. His classes with the Academy for Optimal Living are:
DEEP WRITING WORKSHOPS IN 2012
Dr. Maisel is offering four Deep Writing Workshops in 2012. Three will be offered at America’s best-loved workshop centers Kripalu, Esalen and Omega and the fourth will take place in Prague.
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, March 18 – 23, 2012
Prague, May 5 – May 9, 2012
Esalen Institute, June 3 – June 8, 2012 (followed by a Noimetics weekend)
Omega Institute, September 30 – October 5, 2012
WHAT HAPPENS AT A DEEP WRITING WORKSHOP
Dr. Maisel’s Deep Writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect.
During the workshop you relearn how much writing means to you and make real progress on your chosen project. A genuinely safe environment is created because participants’ writing is neither shared nor critiqued. Rather, the group receives permission to spend time connecting with and falling back in love with their own writing.
Important Lessons — and Real Time to Write!
Each writing session begins with an important lesson. You explore the unique challenges that writers face and have the opportunity to resolve longstanding issues around committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, mastering anxiety, and maintaining a writing life.
The Deep Writing Workshop is ideal for writers of every level of experience, from published authors to writers who have yet to begin writing. It is likewise ideal for writers who want to discover what they want to write, who are hoping to get back to a beloved project, and who are immersed in a current project.
Learn from America’s foremost creativity coach.
Chat informally with Dr. Maisel about your writing and your publishing questions. Give yourself the gift of a writing week in the company of other writers in the beautiful city of Prague.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING
“I’ve delivered a lot of writing workshops and been a participant on many and this is by far the very best. It is rare to find a writing workshop where the main focus is simply on writing. I’ve written more in Paris than I have done in months. This is my second year and I look forward to this serving as a permanent yearly feature on my writing calendar.” — Jackee Holder, author of Soul Purpose and Be Your Own Best Life Coach
“A Deep Writing Workshop with Eric Maisel cures what ails you: writer’s block, procrastination, anxiety, lack of focus, inertia, and replaces it with good writing health: focus, motivation, confidence, new skills and strategies, and a community of writers for support. It’s also long lasting, a single dose will carry you through until the next year’s workshop!” — Jude Whelley
“I’ve now done Eric’s Deep Writing workshop in Paris, London, and New York City and it is my favorite week of the year. Getting so much writing done has been wonderful. So has learning about writing and publishing from a pro. Both have been great! I know that I will continue writing when I get home—I’ve got the momentum, the tools, and most importantly a clear picture of what I need to do. I can’t wait to see where Eric is going next year!” – Mary Beall Adler
“This week in London represented a wonderful luxury and a truly safe haven in which to write. Having the writing not compete with the usual demands at home has made a big difference. And having time left each day to explore London made for a perfect week!” — Jennifer T.
“Rather than being a challenging, grueling week of hard work it has been a week of flow and relief that I can do this writing thing and that my story is good. I’ve fallen in love with my book and with discovering my characters and I had a blast. Thank you, Eric, for holding the energy so well!” — Ruth P.
“This was a great workshop. I really enjoyed it and looked forward to each day. This workshop has helped to kickstart my novel, which had only been in my head until this week. Thanks so much!” — Ralph M.
“The workshop was direct, sobering, steady, safe, open, and respectful. It does not get much better than this!” — Bob C.
WORKSHOP DETAILS FOR KRIPALU, ESALEN, AND OMEGA
For more information on the Deep Writing Workshop at Kripalu (March 18 – 23, 2012) please visit here
For more information on the Deep Writing Workshop at Esalen (June 3 – 8, 2012) please visit here
For more information on the Deep Writing Workshop at Omega (September 12 – October 5, 2012) please visit here
“A Deep Writing Workshop with Eric Maisel is like drinking an entire bottle of absolutely delicious Writer’s Tonic. It cures what ails you: writer’s block, procrastination, anxiety, lack of focus, inertia, and replaces it with good writing health: focus, motivation, confidence, new skills and strategies, and a community of writers for support. It’s also long lasting, a single dose will carry you through until the next year’s workshop!” — Jude Whelley
“I’ve now done Eric’s Deep Writing workshop in Paris, London, and New York City and it is my favorite week of the year. Getting so much writing done has been wonderful. So has learning about writing and publishing from a pro. Both have been great! I’ve written more in the past week than I’ve written in the past year at home. Just as importantly, I know that I will continue writing when I get home—I’ve got the momentum, the tools, and most importantly a clear picture of what I need to do—show up every day and write! I can’t wait to see where Eric is going next year!” – Mary Beall Adler
WORKSHOPS DETAILS FOR PRAGUE
You can pay for the Prague Deep Writing Workshop here at this site. The fee of $425 (tuition only – travel and accommodations on your own) is completely refundable until April 1, 2012 (after that date the fee can be applied to another workshop or training but it is not refundable). If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Dr. Maisel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAGUE DEEP WRITING WORKSHOP, MAY 5 – MAY 9, 2012
Friday, May 4
6 – 9 pm
Optional informal get-together at the Golem Club (closed to the public that evening) at the center of Prague
Saturday, May 5
10 am – 2 pm
We begin by focusing on core ideas about the importance of quieting the mind, the power of instituting a daily writing practice, and the nature of process, including the place of mistakes and messes in the writing process. Participants also learn to write for varying lengths of time that increase as the day and the week proceed so that they acquire a visceral sense of how much can be accomplished by “showing up and staying in place.”
7 – 9 pm
Dinner out (Optional)
Sunday, May 6
10 am – 2 pm
Important lessons covered include making the transition from “not writing” to “writing,” making use of small increments of time during the day, and managing the anxiety that is part of the creative process. Participants continue their deep writing and continue to learn from the group energy and the group wisdom.
2:30 – 4 pm (optional)
Participants are presented with an overview of the publishing process, including the differences between selling fiction and nonfiction and the nature and requirements of the nonfiction book proposal. Individual concerns and questions are addressed.
Monday, May 7
10 am – 2 pm
Lessons include how to access your biggest and best ideas, how to make use of your sleep thinking, and how to conceptualize the completion process. Participants continue their deep writing.
2:30 – 4 pm (optional)
Participants are walked through the writing and selling process, including how to take an idea from inception to completion, how to find and work with a literary agent, and how to manage the writer-agent and writer-editor relationships. Individual concerns and questions are addressed.
Tuesday, May 8
10 am – 2 pm
Important lessons include managing the negative self-talk that interferes with writing, increasing confidence, and dealing with distractions. Participants continue their deep writing and continue to gain from the group experience.
2:30 – 4 pm (optional)
We focus on individual concerns and the various needs of participants who are at different stages of the writing and publishing process.
Wednesday, May 9
10 am – 1 pm
Participants continue their deep writing and articulate how they will make use of the lessons they’ve learned once they return home. Culminating lessons include how to access on a daily basis the momentum and energy gained from the workshop.
To sign up and pay for the Prague Deep Writing workshop please visit here.