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Conscious Writing Mentoring Series 2015

March 25, 2015

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Coaching, Consultancy and Mentoring
with

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Julia McCutchen
Author, Coach & Mentor
IACCW Founder & Creative Director

Application Deadline:
WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL

As a coach and mentor, my speciality is to bring deep intuitive insight to open the way for people to realise their true nature, access their authentic voice, and to write – and express their calling in the world – consciously and creatively.

The Conscious Writing Six Month Mentoring Series provides a rhythm, structure and positive accountability for you to begin, develop or deepen your writing with regular feedback on your work to ensure you are always on track with your core purpose as an author.

To read more and apply
click here

Spring Equinox Inspiration + Last Chance to Apply for the 2015 Conscious Writing Scholarship

March 20, 2015

apophysis-421984_200Spring Equinox, Eclipse and Supermoon Inspiration!

To serve the human race in the largest and highest sense, we must bring forth into living expression the truest, the best and the greatest that we can possibly find in the depths of our own sublime beings.

And to this end we need all the inspiration we can receive from nature, all the love and friendship we can receive from man and all the wisdom and power we can receive from God.Christian D. Larson

Conscious Writers nurture the seeds of their inspiration
to express the fullness of their imagination
through authentic creative expression
– on the page and in the world.

To your conscious & creative success!

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PPS Last chance to apply for the 2015 Conscious Writing Scholarship! Application deadline is SATURDAY 21 MARCH. To read more and apply, click here

Free Virtual Event on Wednesday 18 March

March 16, 2015

WritingAsASpiritualPractice-IntroAd-rectangleIn January, bestselling author and O Magazine contributing editor, Mark Matousek shared a wealth of inspiration during his interview for IACCW Free and Full Members on the topic of Writing to Awaken: Self-Realization for Conscious Writers.

Mark teaches writing as a vehicle for transformation, and believes that there is no more powerful tool to work with our stories, our emotions and our dreams than a truly transformative writing practice.

He sees writing as one ofTHE most powerful ways to access our creativity, our passions and our higher purpose for life, as well as understand the lessons from our daily life and free us from the past.

Mark brings three decades of experience as a memoirist, editor, interviewer, survivor, activist and spiritual seeker to his penetrating and thought-provoking work with students seeking to radically transform their lives through writing.

So I am delighted to share with you an invitation to join Mark for a free virtual event called 4 Keys to Freeing Your Soul Through Writing: The Foundations of a Truly Transformative Practice.

To read more and register for your free place
click here

Filed under: General Interest — Julia @ 12:38 pm

What’s new this month?

March 13, 2015

JuliaMcCutchen_darkpurple150Hi Conscious & Creative Writers!

As the days lengthen and the light increases with the onset of spring here in the northern hemisphere, I’m delighted to share that my new book is now finished!

I am somewhat in awe of the of the intensely challenging and richly rewarding process of having written this book from the deepest inside out space it has been possible for me to inhabit at this time.

Yet, stepping back and reviewing the manuscript with a fresh eye after a short break, it feels very much like ‘mission accomplished’!

I’ll look forward to hearing your reaction when it is published in September. In the meantime, there are two opportunities for you to experience the contents directly to guide and support your conscious and creative projects this year.

Scholarship 2015 – Applications Invited

Applications for our 3rd annual scholarship which offers FREE and discounted places for the six month Mentoring Series are now invited.

This opportunity to receive intuitive professional guidance to make tangible progress with your writing ideas has been described as a deep and transformative experience… by the end of the Scholarship, I had completed the first draft of my book.”

The application deadline is the Spring Equinox, Saturday 21 March. To read more, click here.

Conscious Writing Retreat – Two Pay Option

The Early Bird tickets for our retreat which is taking place from Friday 22 to Monday 25 May are now sold out but we have introduced a two pay option so that you can spread the investment over two months.

Why not join us and give yourself the gift of time and space away from the regular routines of everyday life to focus on moving your writing ideas and project(s) forwards this year?

The immersion in three days of conscious living and deep creative exploration will be a memorable and rewarding experience. But don’t just take my word for it – watch some video testimonials and read the words of previous participants by clicking here.

Finally, it seems appropriate to share an edited extract from my book with you this month. It is a reminder of the importance of nurturing your creative soul at every phase of the creative cycle. Read the article by clicking here.

Enjoy!

PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

Nurturing Our Creative Soul as Conscious Writers

March 11, 2015

I am delighted to share this edited extract from my new book, ‘Conscious Writing: How to Write from Your Heart with the Voice of Your Soul’ (Hay House, September 2015). Enjoy :-)

creative_wellNurturing our creative soul as Conscious Writers involves frequently filling our inner creative well so that it never runs dry and always allows our creativity to flow freely.

Conscious Creativity teaches us to do this by connecting with the whole creative cycle, and honouring each and every phase.

Yet such an approach is rarely accepted as a valid use of our precious time. Instead we are drawn by the demands of contemporary life in the western world to busy ourselves with endless ‘doing’, and direct our energy exclusively outwards to support family and friends, earn our living, and maintain our personal space.

Whilst we all need to honour our commitments respectfully, let’s remember this process begins with honouring our commitments to ourselves.

In the fast lane of doing all that seems essential, we often forget to replenish our inner resources beyond basic recharging which sees us through to the next stint on the treadmill of activity.

As a result, our output frequently far outweighs the input so we end up feeling exhausted, empty, and eventually, resentful and unwell. No wonder creative dreams are so often unfulfilled!

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Full Member Profile – Shelley Hawkins

March 10, 2015

ShelleyHawkins_NEW1501. When did you realize you wanted to write and how long was it before you took action to turn your dream into reality?  

On my 13th birthday, my oldest sister gave me a journal. It was called an empty book at the time. “You write your thoughts in it,” she said. So I did. My adolescent frustrations and observations found their way to those pages with spotty regularity.

Years later, during the ten year transformative experience of environmental illness my writing began in earnest and entered my mind as something to “do.”

An ongoing email conversation with a dear friend, Doug, during those years of relative isolation help me develop my thought processes on virtual paper and the flame was lit.

2. What kind of writing do you do or want to do? 

So far, I have focused on non-fiction and a bit of poetry. I have focused on inspiring others in becoming themselves, living the intentional, creative, and inspired life, and the ability to live deliberately with greater understanding of living from a quantum perspective.

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Filed under: Member Profiles — Julia @ 5:33 pm

IACCW Member Event: How to Maximise Your PR and Media Success as a Conscious Writer

March 5, 2015

Julia McCutchen interviews Janey Lee GraceJaney-lee-grace_250
on Thursday 12th March

There are three areas of PR that every successful author, expert and teacher should have some knowledge and experience of. As of today, how would you rate yourself from 1 – 10 as a:

  • Public Speaker?
  • Great interviewee?
  • Go-to expert for print media, radio and TV?

When a journalist calls from a mainstream publication you need to know how to handle that call. When a producer wants to book you for a TV show, you need to feel quietly confident. And when you are asked to do a TED talk, you need to know how best to prepare yourself to shine.

In this interview you will learn:

  • What the media (journalists / producers) are looking for and importantly what they aren’t!
  • What it means for us as authors to “be the brand”.
  • How to establish our USP as authors.
  • How to present ourselves credibly to attract opportunities and then maximize them.
  • How to develop a solid PR and Media Strategy.
  • How to prepare for an event like a TED talk so you can speak with clarity and confidence.

Janey Lee Grace is the author of five books including an Amazon No 1. She is a freelance journalist and a Media Relations expert specializing in helping individuals and experts get clarity on their USP and find the right PR strategy get their message out to a wider audience.  Janey has worked in the media for over 25 years, and is currently a presenter on the UK’s most listened to Radio Station BBC Radio 2. She has also worked as a TV presenter and in production.  Janey incorporates her own experience in getting her own book to become an Amazon number one best seller. For more information see www.janeyleegrace.com

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Conscious Writing Scholarship – Applications Invited!

February 20, 2015

CW_Scholarship_2014_LORES._150jpg“Do your little bit of good where you are.
It’s those little bits of good put together
that overwhelm the world.”
Desmond Tutu

To learn how you can receive individual guidance and support
to do your “little bit of good” as a Conscious Writer in 2015
click here

Desmond Tutu’s words have become associated with the annual Conscious Writing Scholarship and Mentoring Series, and I am delighted to announce that Applications for 2015 are now open!

They aren’t the exact words I would use to express my passionate belief that as artists of life we are all living a Hero’s Journey. When we do so consciously and creatively, we make the greatest possible contribution and receive the greatest possible reward. Yet the essence of Desmond Tutu’s message is pointing in the same direction.

It is the direction of wholeness and alignment, where head and heart team up with words and actions, and connect with something greater than our individual selves to inspire our ideas, insights and stories.

Doing a little bit of good at the IACCW with our 3rd Conscious Writing Scholarship offering

The resounding success of the experience for all participants of the Scholarship so far has strengthened our commitment to offering it again this year.

To read Scholarship Stories from previous winners
click here

There are three places on the Conscious Writing Scholarship andone applicant will receive a whole six months of coaching, consultancy and mentoring completely FREE!

To read all about the Conscious Writing Scholarship
click here

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Conscious Writing Retreat 2015 – Two Pay Option Tickets on Sale Now!

February 13, 2015

Retreat_LOGO_150I am delighted to announce that Two Pay Option tickets for the Conscious Writing Group Retreat which is taking place from Friday 22 to Monday 25 May are on sale now!

The Early Bird tickets have already sold out but we have created a Two Pay Option to support you to spread the cost over two months.

These will only be available for a limited time, so dive in and see what we’ll be getting up to by clicking here.

A Wonderful Long Weekend

Abbey House thumbWe have a wonderful long weekend ahead of us during which we will dive deeply into the “conscious” of Conscious Writing, explore the essence of the creative mystery, and emerge positively transformed with tangible results and a body of work to take away.

There will be an inspiring mix of guided sessions, personal time for reflection, conscious and creative assignments, and of course, lots of writing! Additional activities include walking and yoga (optional).

Video and Text Testimonials

We have created a page of video and text testimonials from some of our retreat participants from last year. To watch and read their inspiring comments, click here.

During our time together, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover new levels of what it means to write from your heart with the voice of your soul.
  • Align all aspects of yourself in order to bring your whole self to the creative writing process.
  • Clarify the vision you have for your writing project(s) and authorship. 
  • Select, organise and structure your best ideas, and explore a whole range of new ones.
  • Discover the true source of your authentic writer’s voice and open the way to access it freely.
  • Reconnect with the joy of writing as a valid end in its own right.
  • Understand how to release your anxieties with one powerful Conscious Writing shift. 
  • Create a holistic blueprint for success as a Conscious Author including an Action Plan of next steps to keep the momentum going.
  • Experience living, creating and writing from your deep self instead of your everyday self, and in the process, discover a whole new perspective on your ideas, your authorship, and your life.
To read more, see the schedule
and to book your place
Click here

JuliaMcCutchen_darkpurple150I hope to have the opportunity to guide you to experience the deep and transformative magic of Conscious Writing in a few short months from now. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know by emailing info@iaccw.com

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PS The retreat starts on Friday 22 May and completes on Monday 25 May, and there is detailed information including what we’ll do and who the retreat is for here.

Choosing Happiness

February 11, 2015

CH-Cover-200x278Hi Conscious & Creative Writers!

I’m delighted to support Inspired Living Publisher Linda Joy with the launch of her new book today called Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness.

The book features the soul-inspiring stories of 27 amazing women who share their intimate stories of transformation. It also includes Reflection Questions after each story which will empower you to integrate the vital lessons of each woman’s journey into your own life.

I love the collaborative nature of the creation and publication of this book. It’s inspiring to see what possibilities are available to us all as authors today. The content is certainly a key component of all that we teach related to Conscious Writing, which in itself is a powerful journey of transformation that leads to authentic happiness and creative fulfilment.

There are over 40 transformational gifts on offer (for a limited time) if you decide to dive in and purchase your own copy of Choosing Happiness, so here’s where you can read more and see the courageous writers who have decided to step up and share their story http://bit.ly/Happiness_Book

Enjoy :-)

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