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All things journal

Wed. Aug. 21 -- 10 am

Galliott Studios.   ** Free.

Coffee and conversation about the basics of journal writing. See examples.  Bring your questions.


A journal writing retreat with a focus on self-care and personal reflection.  Thurs. Aug 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Registration required.

A learning opportunity

Learn how  therapeutic writing and journaling can enhance your personal life or clinical work.  Helping professionals earn 18 Continuing Education Credits. (Register for the Training - it includes ALL activities).

Open Mic Night

Thurs, Aug. 22, 7pm

The Merchant Warehouse

Free - all are welcome.

Come share our stories, poems, or things you wrote as children.  We might even let you sing.


Friday, Aug. 23 ,  $5 at the door (but pls register)- Heritage Theatre:

Make your own bath salts with Mikaela Wilson from Natura Soap Company.  Her products will also be available.  See ticket page  for times.

Special additions

Sonya Lake of Gros Morne Yoga will lead us in gentle yoga.

Jessica Galliott of Northern Foodcraft will lead us in an Edible Plant Hike.

(these are part of the Retreat/Training)

Expression, Identity and Healing

Aug. 23, 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) - Heritage Theatre.

An evening with Elder Calvin White followed by a Lemonade Reception.  Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door.

Imagination, Creativity and Fun

- Create a journal cover

- Chat with a new friend

- Strike a pose at our photo booth

- Participate in the scavenger hunt or Woody Point Bingo. In order to help us prepare, pls register for the Scavenger hunt (free).

Featured Artist

We are thrilled to have Miranda Reid as our featured artist.  Come admire her works at the Woody Point Heritage Theatre, Aug. 22-24 (upstairs - times will be listed).

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The retreat is offered to any adult interested in a quiet day of self-reflection, and learning more about journaling as a tool for self-care.  Will include meditation, movement, writing and sharing in a group.  Sharing is optional.  $150 for the day.  Must register - space is limited.



The retreat is a crucial part of the training and supports my first rule:  "Don't ask clients to do anything you are not willing to do yourself."  It will also allow you some time of self-care - which is an important aspect of burn-out prevention.

The retreat will be followed by two relaxed days learning about the theory, benefits and how-to of therapeutic writing.  Practical exercises will be given to you so you can start immediately to incorporate them in your work or life.

This training is for anyone who believes writing might be a good addition to their personal life or work.  Helping Professionals receive 18 Continuing Education Credits.   You must register - space is limited.



Registration and info

Register here! 

If you register for the retreat only - 'bring a friend' and save $15 each if you register before July 15. Use code: BRINGAFRIEND.

If you aren't sure if you want to attend just the retreat or the training, register for the retreat and you have until July 15 to change your ticket.

If you register for the training by July 15, the full-colour printed manual will be sent to you ($45 value).  Otherwise, you will receive a PDF version and printed manuals will be on sale at the event.

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Information about Accommodation


Accommodations in Woody Point

Elephants Head RV park - Trout River

There are a few other options in and around Woody Point - via AirBnB etc.

Local information and events


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Register now:

Retreat:  use code BRINGAFRIEND to receive $15 off when you register with a friend.

Training:  Register with a friend using code SHARETHEFUN and both get $25 off. You will also be sent the full colour printed manual (a couple of weeks after you register) 

Click here for registration.

Friends and Collaborators


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Hope to see you here!