COME WRITE WITH US

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

10-Week Workshop at Mental Health Association

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Have a true story burning inside you? Want to write, but can’t find the time? Experienced TMI Project workshop leaders Eva Tenuto and Sari Botton will help you.

Get your writing going. Explore your own story from new perspectives. Learn to tell it powerfully and be heard. Let your real-life experience transform into inspiration for yourself and others!

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MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP AT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN ULSTER COUNTY
10-Week Workshop

WHEN: Thursdays beginning April 6, 2017, 2PM-4PM

WHERE: MHA Clifford Beers Center, 300 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401

COST: FREE and open to public (space is limited)

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kat: Klucia@mhainulster.com

Omega Women's Weekend Retreat

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Guided by TMI Project directors Eva Tenuto and Sari Botton, we explore significant experiences in a new light. By writing about them boldly as compelling personal monologues we take back our power and clear space for more impactful leadership.

In a safe space, we use writing prompts and exercises to help us write from our whole selves—including the TMI (Too Much Information) parts usually left out because of pain or embarrassment. Through sharing stories and feedback we:

  • Gain confidence writing a true story without concern for grammar or punctuation
  • Strengthen our ability to be effectively heard and practice speaking in front of others
  • Release stigma to feel unburdened and empowered by our stories
  • Learn to elicit listener identification and understanding, and inspire social change

This workshop is open to all women.

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OMEGA INSTITUTE WEEKEND WORKSHOP

WHEN: August 11-13, 2017

WHERE: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

COST: Tiered pricing system. Scholarships available. For full information, click the “register” button below.

NEVER MISS A WORKSHOP

Do you have a TMI story you long to tell but keep shrouded in secrecy because of fear, shame or embarrassment? We all do! New studies show that writing about your personal experiences can be both healing and empowering. Through the ancient art of storytelling, participants turn their pasts into testimonials of survival, dispelling old shame and inspiring others.

WE OFFER ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS, WEEKEND RETREATS AND WEEKLY CLASSES

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM TMI WRITING WORKSHOPS:

  • A “safe” environment with supportive instructors and participants
  • Writing exercises designed to jog your mind and help you see your story from alternate angles
  • Gentle nudging to get you to tell the parts of your stories you usually leave out
  • Opportunities to sharing your writing and ideas
  • Guidance toward a completed piece of writing
  • Editing and shaping of your piece for the stage, transforming it into a monologue you’ll perform; or editing your piece for the page.
  • Rehearsal in preparation for your performance
  • Lots of laughing, crying and bonding with other courageous storytellers
  • A transformative performance for both the readers and the audience

CUSTOM WORKSHOPS

Host a workshop especially customized for you and your group.

Workshops can be themed or open. We can work with college students, professionals, community organizations and groups of family and/or friends.

We offer One-day Workshops, Weekend Retreats and Weekly Classes

If you have something unique or special in contact us – we can create a magical workshop experience to meet your individual needs.

Community Outreach

In 2012, TMI Project launched its Community Outreach Initiative, bringing distinct versions of its empowering workshops to various rarely-heard-from populations, with writing prompts and other exercises specially tailored to address each group’s particular issues. Among the groups served so far:

  • Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Teenage mothers
  • At-risk teens with autism, Asperger’s, psychiatric disorders and behavioral issues
  • Adults working on their mental health issues
  • The LGBTQ community
  • Incarcerated teenage boys
  • Military veterans
  • People struggling with eating disorders
  • Cancer survivors
  • "Before I participated in a TMI Project workshop, I was ashamed to talk about my mental illness and especially to admit that I had been hospitalized on several occasions. Soon after the classes began, I started to feel more comfortable. The judgement-free environment in the group created a safe place for me. Through writing, I began to realize my true feelings about my journey with mental illness and I finally became confident enough to share my story. I had never felt this empowered before. Now I want to share my story with others. I know how difficult the low points can be, but I also know how it feels to emerge with strength. Having hope is a crucial part of recovery. I have found hope, and now I want to give it to others. Everyone deserves to have the same life-changing TMI Project experience."  

    Allie Quinn
    Allie Quinn Participant
  • "When I took the TMI Project Comedy Writing Workshop, my disease had just taken a turn for the worse. It was enormously gratifying to take experiences that were not at all funny in real life and look at them through a comedic lens. I knew I would enjoy performing a funny piece -- I have always loved comedy. I didn't know how healing it was going to be. It was important for me to thoroughly own my story in order to tell it, and owning my story made it manageable."  

    Sage Jobsis
    Sage Jobsis Participant