When we come together in sacred space, to tell the stories held in our flesh and bones,
and to listen to each other with open hearts, healing happens.
Bare Bones Writing creates more intimacy with ourselves and each other. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, Bare Bones is for you and your group!
Do you long to have a more authentic relationship with yourself and other people?
Do you long for more openness and "realness" in your workplace?
Do you long to let out your creative side with people you know?
Do you want more intimacy in your life?
Then Bare Bones Writing is a way to create that authenticity in your own life and in your relationships. It is a practice that shows us we are not alone with our fears, hopes and desires. It connects us to our humanity and fosters compassion with each other.
What is it we do in Bare Bones?
Bare Bones Writing is about digging down and into ourselves and discovering the stories we have in our bones, flesh & blood.
It is about community, connecting, being seen and heard, sometimes for the first time, with tender and vulnerable material.
It is about owning our voice, owning the dis-owned parts of ourselves that we’ve pushed away as if inappropriate, or unlove-able.
It is a chance to unleash the writer within and to find your own rhythm in words.
Bare Bones Writing gives you a safe and sacred way to play with words, and the modality of writing. It is a place to begin to trust
your voice and to silence the inner critic. We write from prompts, often jumping off a line from a poem and we write fast and
furiously, keeping the pen moving at all times to sprint past the inner critic. Then we read aloud to one another. Each of us thinking
“oh, no, I can’t read THAT to anyone.” Yet we do. We push through the fear and we are seen and heard by the group, who then
offers a word or a phrase back to the writer.
Simple in form, yet powerful in opening the spirit of who we are, Bare Bones is a sacred practice that helps us know ourselves and helps us develop our own voice in the world. Perfect for the explorer, seeker, novice or seasoned writer.
Praise for Bare Bones
Diane's guided approach to writing was challenging, thought provoking and fueled by creativity and passion. She provided a safe and nurturing environment that allowed me to grow as a writer and as a human being. Bare Bones was raw, inspiring and transformative both intellectually and spiritually. Truly an experience I will never forget! - Greg Rogers 2016
Diane's Bare Bone writing course is such a soulful experience. She cultivates a sense of safety and empowerment---guiding us gently to get in touch with our most inner expressions, vulnerabilities, callings and true essence. I truly feel that people who write regularly or have never written before will benefit from the healing power of committing to their inner most thoughts without fear or judgement. It offers an opportunity to take one step closer to self-awareness, self-empowerment, and self-transformation.
- Sam Werme Karorero 2016
I was very happy when Diane finally opened her Bare Bones workshop to Men. Diane has a way of creating a safe, confidential, welcoming space in which you just feel OK to be who you are. The writing exercises are very powerful; Diane is skillful in guiding you – regardless of your writing ability or practice – directly into contact with the subconscious. The benefits of Bare Bones are noticeable in the days and weeks following the practice. Something shifts – subtle, but potent. I highly recommend it!
- Erez O. Batat, 2016
(This was) a great workshop today. I had been feeling stuck in my creative process and your teaching helped me to move forward, getting my feet out of the mud. Not only is your place beautiful but it is also safe and sacred. I will be back for more of this.
-Jeanie Garvey, 2016
When & Where?
Bare Bones Writing is offered to groups of people who are interested in creating more authentic relationships among themselves and in the world. It could be any group seeking to inquire within - friends, colleagues, family.
Place and time are flexible depending on your needs.
Fee: email me to discuss the perameters of your group, location and timing. firstname.lastname@example.org
(photos by Jess Asien)