Talk at Chekhov Cultural Center
written January 19, 2021 by Nicky Torode
I was thrilled to give a talk to the members of ELE at the Chekhov Cultural Center, Moscow last week. My only regret was I couldn’t do it in person! I thoroughly enjoyed the thought-provoking and insightful questions members asked me. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening.
My talk introduced the practice of writing for wellbeing and presented examples of how my writing (journals, poems, vignettes, faxes!) while in Russia a LONG time ago had therapeutic effects – writing helped me express my feelings, make sense of my experience and feel more in control of events. As an experiment, I also wrote some pieces last week about those “Russian Years” and noted additional benefits such as a stronger sense of self and a softening of that gnawing feeling that those golden days are gone!
Look out for my new course mid Feb – Memories, Memoirs & Me.