The Silver City Public Library will host a journal writing workshop on Tuesday, September 5, 4:00-5:00pm led by experienced counselor and teacher Joni Kay Rose. Rose will show how, by keeping a journal, a person can get in touch and stay connected with their subconscious mind, finding a wealth of deep intuitive insight and creativity. Workshop participants will learn how to work with their dreams, hopes, and fantasies to understand themselves better; and will practice uncovering, acknowledging, and letting go of their negative feelings like fear, anger, grief, remorse, and despair. Rose states that journal writing can “promote self-affirmation and foster dialogue between our various sub-personalities,” as well as develop our creative writing skills. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook or laptop.
A freelance writer since 1985, Joni Kay Rose has had articles published in a variety of local and national periodicals, from OMNI to DESERT EXPOSURE. She completed THE JOY BEYOND CRAVING: A Buddhist Perspective on Addiction and Recovery in 2003, and the autobiographical OVER THE GENDER RAINBOW: My Long Odyssey back to Womanhood in 2011. An experienced counselor, hypnotherapist, teacher, and public speaker, she holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Divinity Degree from the Starr King School for the Ministry of the Graduate Theological Union.