Your personal writings are far more than just idle musings...
They can be a powerful spiritual practice that enables you to step outside your comfort zone and realize the hidden truths beneath the stories you’ve been telling yourself about who you are and what’s possible for your life.
A focused writing practice can be as transformational as meditation, yoga, prayer or psychotherapy — serving as a temple for your deepest inquiries into who you are, why you’re here, and what’s holding you back.
It becomes a curriculum in self-realization. Writing opens a door to spiritual awakening, and a portal for grace, healing and transformation.
And if you’ve struggled to heal the heaviness of shame, grief or pain that’s holding you back from living life to its fullest — your wounds can become the source of your greatest gifts.
The places where you’ve been broken, past traumas or unprocessed losses can become wellsprings of strength, resilience and wisdom.
In fact, bringing your secrets and authentic truths to the surface is key to your wellbeing and reaching your full potential.
When you set the intention to awaken and transform through your writing practice, you become more honest and self-aware — and you begin a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
There’s perhaps no more powerful tool for processing your stories and emotions, opening to your higher self and realizing your hopes and dreams than writing.
In this free virtual event, Mark Matousek — one of the world’s most respected spiritual authors, journalists and memoir teachers — shares three decades’ worth of insights about how to engage your writing (from memoir to private journals) as a potent DAILY spiritual practice.
Mark is uniquely qualified to serve as your experienced and trusted guide on this adventure into the essence of your being.
He’ll offer profound answers and powerful foundational practices you can apply to turn your writing into a truly liberating vehicle.
Join Mark for this instructive hour and you’ll discover:
Register now and discover how to use writing to free yourself of old stories, clear negative emotions, and open you to your higher wisdom and most profound understanding.
Mark Matousek’s writing instruction is transformative. His classes will change the ways in which you examine your life, and how you think about yourself as a writer. He approaches your work with a deep sense of empathy, allowing him to help you tell your story in your voice... No matter what stage of the process you are at, time spent with Mark will yield extraordinary results.
— Libuse Binder, Author of Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties
Mark Matousek is a truly gifted writing coach. With an interviewer’s ear, he listens deeply and hears what people have to say. With the determination of a midwife, he helps them give birth to themselves through their words. As my “book whisperer,” he is showing me that writing is truly a spiritual path, leading not only to publication but personal transformation. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from him!
— Gwenyth Jackaway, PhD, Associate Professor, Fordham University
The writing course I took with Mark Matousek was an amazing journey into the soul of each who took it. We found we were able to trust each other, thanks in large part to Mark starting our first class with the words; "You’re all here for a reason, even though you may not know what that reason is." Over the course of just a handful of short sessions, I’ve come to realize that not only was I there for a reason, but that this reason was more important to my wellbeing and self-understanding than I could have possibly fathomed when I first signed on for this class... I am deeply grateful for the experience.
— Brian Carr, President, Solid Threads
Mark is more of a midwife than a teacher. In addition to his innate grasp of and experience with storytelling, what makes Mark so great to work with is his very present presence — it’s what allows me to access what I’ve got to share. I’ve been meeting regularly with him for the past six months for help on the story I am writing and the process is so enjoyable I’d rather it not end.
— Jeannie Demers, Freelance Writer
Mark Matousek is a bestselling author, teacher and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through self-inquiry and life writing. He’s an award-winning author of five books, has worked with Sogyal Rimpoche on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and collaborated with Andrew Harvey on Dialogues with a Modern Mystic. His first book, published in 1996, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story, became an international bestseller that was published in 10 countries and nominated for two Books for a Better Life awards.
A featured blogger for Psychology Today, Purple Clover and Huffington Post, he’s contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, Details, The Saturday Evening Post, AARP, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and many others.
Mark, who’s on the faculty of the The Omega Institute and The New York Open Center, teaches transformational writing workshops around the U.S. and in Europe, and is the Creative Director of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls.
He brings three decades of experience as a memoirist, editor, interviewer, survivor, activist and spiritual seeker to his penetrating and thought-provoking work with students. His workshops, classes and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals and transform their lives.