Susan Tiberghien, author of four memoirs and the best-selling One Year to a Writing Life, has taught writing workshops for twenty years at C.G. Jung Societies, and at writers’ centers and conferences in America and Europe. She recently did an online course, Journaling to Your Soul, for the Jung Society of Washington DC, and remains active in both the Geneva Writers Group and the International Women’s Writing Guild.
Susan’s newest book, Writing Toward Wholeness
encourages readers to embark on their own journey through writing toward selfhood, toward wholeness. Published in March 2018.
Journal writing is a voyage in self discovery, a voyage to the center, to the one creative source that is within each of us. This source may be called God, Allah, the Tao, Spirit, or simply love. With it comes inner peace. This weekend we are using the labyrinth as a metaphor for our inner journey. The word journey has the same route as journal. To journal is to journey. In this workshop we will discuss journal writing and read short excerpts from C.G. Jung, Etty Hillesum, Thomas Merton, and Marion Woodman. We will write our own journal entries, finding images to lead us to the center of the labyrinth. We will write our way to inner peace.
As we leave the labyrinth, we carry with us a deepened sense of peace. It is now, as Etty Hillesum wrote, our duty to reflect this peace to those around us, to share it with our family and friends, with our community. With excerpts from C.G. Jung, Etty Hillesum, Thomas Merton, and Simone Weil, we will find ways to do so, through example, through listening, through writing. There will be handouts and guided writing practices. We will encourage others to find their way to the center – to journal and to walk the labyrinth.