The Centre for Spirituality at Work



Journal Writing: Caring for the Soul at Work with MELINDA BURNS


Monday February 28, 2004
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Guelph


Keeping a journal means keeping a place for ourselves in the rush of outer demands and work and family activities. In a journal we can stop and reflect, make room for feelings, clarify thoughts, and stay in touch with what is most important in our lives. Pausing with the "stuff" as well as the essence of your inner being can be especially helpful during times of transition, restlessness, or challenges at work. In this program we will explore beginning, continuing and deepening a journal through exercises in free intuitive writing, inner dialogues, and altered time. Come with pen and notebook, and a willingness to surprise yourself.

Melinda Burns, MA, is a writer and psychotherapist in private practice in Guelph. Her poems, fiction and essays have appeared widely in print, and on CBC radio. She teaches a series of classes and workshops called "The Writer's Way" and has been leading groups in writing and creative process for over 20 years. Her passion for writing flows into her work, inspiring and encouraging the creative spirit in each person. She offers one-to-one mentoring sessions and help with focusing, editing and completion of creative projects. You can reach Melinda at

REGISTRATION: $30 received by Wednesday February 23 or $40 at the door. If you cannot manage the full fee at this time, please register and pay what you can before the 23rd. Please send your name, workplace, address, phone number and e-mail address to To pay by VISA , send the name embossed on your card, the number, and expiry date. For security reasons, you may want to divide the card number into two separate e-mails, leave it in a message 24/7 at 416-482-9175, or fax 416-482-9969. Seeds of Hope is the transaction that will appear on your statement. Or mail cheques to: Centre for Spirituality at Work, Box 100, 162 Spruce St., Toronto M5A 2J5. Cancellations: You may substitute another person for no additional fee.

LOCATION: University of Guelph, Room 442 in the University Centre building. This large grey building is northeast of Gordon St. and Stone Rd. From Gordon St. turn east into the campus at South Ring Rd., the first traffic signals north of Stone Rd. The University Centre is prominently the end of a small road that runs north. Gordon St. is a continuation of Brock Rd. northbound, which is the exit from Hwy. 401. Parking is free after office hours and on weekends.

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