Career Development and Wellbeing
Are you stuck on a career plateau, struggling to get your voice heard, making slower progress than you should be? WordLab Arts are offering individual and group mentoring to conquer the basics of writing poetry to boost wellbeing, to empower, to build confidence and to break through barriers. Course will be three 90 minutes sessions over three weeks; and will be taken by our Lead Teaching Artist Anita Govan.
Price on application.
We are living through extraordinary events and your staff are experiencing working conditions which they could never have foreseen. They may feel isolated, disengaged and their mental health may be suffering. Our online poetry tutorials engage and connect your staff: relieving anxiety and fears, easing the stresses of isolation and strengthening solidarity across teams. Starting with an 'Introduction to Poetry', the 3 tutorial programme builds to the collaborative creation and performance of a group poem.
Tutorial 1 (Preview)
Tutorial 2 (Preview)
Tutorial 3 (Preview)
(This is the first in a series of Lockdown-Development & Wellbeing online tutorials.)
To access the full video, link to WordLab Arts' private YouTube channel will be sent on request.
The first two videos can be watched in employees' own time and will help them deal with the stresses of isolation as well as the anxiety of returning to work.
This will enable them to privately deal with any troubling emotions in their own time, and equip them with the skills and confidence to then participate in the group poem from the 3rd video.
The 3rd video should ideally be viewed as a watch party and the exercises undertaken as a group. Staff may wish to record the finished version of their group poems to compare, or even compete against, with other teams.
For best results, the tutorials should be watched, and the exercises completed, with a gap of several days, or even a week, in between.
“...everyone could contribute in a way suited that their personal strengths. The project delivered a fantastic poem and film that successfully brought together our collections at NLS with the participant group.' National Library of Scotland