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Journaling to uncover your values – from personal to business

written January 21, 2022 by Nicky Torode

I was excited to deliver a webinar for the Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre this week on the juicy topic of journaling to uncover your values and to guide your business development. I shared creative exploratory journaling prompts to elicit values which opened up


Start the Year Well

written January 17, 2022 by Nicky Torode

  In last week’s Start the Week Write journaling group we reflected on our first journal entry from last January! We saw how we’d stayed true, focused and also where priorities had shifted. Reflecting on journal entries – and coming to the old journal with


Journaling to spark creativity – with song writers and performers

written December 5, 2021 by Nicky Torode

It was a real joy on Friday meeting song writers and performers at my Journaling for Creativity workshop, arranged in partnership with BAPAM and the Royal College of Music. Through a variety of imaginative prompts using images, a poem, lists and a recipe we tuned


Why I’ve never……Ten Excuses

written November 30, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  In our Start the Week Write journaling group yesterday we took inspiration from Brian Bilston’s poem Why I’ve Never Read War and Peace: Ten Excuses. My invitation to fellow journal-writers was to think of the notion of adventures delayed and what we’ve been telling ourselves


Memories & Treasures

written October 18, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  Start the Week Write group took bags of inspiration from one of the bric n brac shops in Hastings Old Town today. We journalled from treasure that caught our eye which took us back into precious memories as well as provided us with aspirations


Intakes of Breath

written October 11, 2021 by Nicky Torode

In Start the Week Write today we tuned into and explored our values. From knowing the red flags when our values are being trampled on to seeing our values reflected in our fingerprints and footprints! For our journalling task during the week, we’re taking 5


Journalling in Coaching

written September 26, 2021 by Nicky Torode

My article on how to introduce journalling prompts for clients open to pause/write during the session came out in Coaching Perspectives, the magazine of Association for Coaching, July edition.


Journalling to find your purpose

written September 22, 2021 by Nicky Torode

I had great delight running a journalling workshop today for the Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre on the juicy topic of purpose – finding, or refining your life purpose and how it aligns with your business purpose. The participants journalled and shared such rich words


Perspective

written September 20, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  In Start the Week Write today our journalling group enjoyed getting perspective from up on the West Hill in Hastings.  Stepping back, having a helicopter view can open your eyes, start fresh conversations, diminish the intensity of the concern when seen from a new


Back to school with vacation spirit

written by Nicky Torode

  In our Team Coaching Flourish Fridays in early September the team shared their favourite holiday photo as well as one which had resonance for them for the ‘getting back to work’ mentality. It was a fun way to reflect on what nourishes us and how it


A Sense of Place

written July 10, 2021 by Nicky Torode

It was invigorating being outdoors for our Start the Week Write journalling session this week. We sat in the magical St Leonard’s Gardens and wrote about the sense of place. We took inspiration from the lily-covered pond and read the poem, The Pond.  Start the


Career Journaling – Wellcome Sanger’s Institute’s online conference

written June 7, 2021 by Nicky Torode

I thoroughly enjoyed running a session on career journaling for the staff at Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge at the end of May. Through creative writing prompts and a poem, participants explored the shape of their career and recalled a peak moment in their work which


BAPAM Returning to Work writing for wellbeing workshop

written May 18, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  It was a pleasure to facilitate a journaling workshop for performing artists at the BAPAM community drop in today. We explored our attitudes and emotions about returning to work and not knowing what might be next. We wrote empowering statements using re: words –


City Business Library workshop Finding Your Voice

written April 28, 2021 by Nicky Torode

I was delighted to facilitate another journalling workshop on Finding Your Voice for the City Business Library yesterday. For me, it’s less about finding it – as it isn’t actually lost – just muffled, buried. I offered participants a range of journalling exercises to uncover


Obsession

written March 20, 2021 by Nicky Torode

Great to get the publication in the post from the States recently. My vignette – Obsession – is about the love and joy of receiving the lifeline that is books in the post!


Journalling for wellbeing workshop – performing arts

written March 2, 2021 by Nicky Torode

I was absolutely delighted to facilitate a journalling workshop for BAPAM’s community drop in session today  – British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. A pleasure to hear people’s experience of journalling, reaction and their written words in response to the writing prompts and poem. I


The Sun – hearthealer

written February 28, 2021 by Nicky Torode

This week in my community ed class, Writing for Wellbeing, we revelled in the sun (virtually). We read a fun poem with made up words about the sun, taken from a children’s poetry collection Hearthealer Lightbringer Joymaker And we had fun adding our own ‘made


Journalling to develop your business mindset

written January 22, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  “Extremely useful and inspiring. Loved your relaxed presentation.” I was delighted to receive participants’ feedback from today’s journalling workshop I gave for the City Business Library, London. Great to hear about people’s experience with journalling and how their words flowed with the prompts today.


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


UNYP Wellness Webinar

written November 4, 2020 by Nicky Torode

It was such a great pleasure to give a webinar on Writing for Wellbeing to students of the University of New York Prague and the general public last night. I introduced a variety of techniques of writing (letter writing, list writing, writing from film and