Course Outline

Wish you could stop and smell the roses more often? Life goes past so quickly and yet many positive things happen that we take little time to reflect on. Writing can help us re-live the best moments in our lives as well as harness what is positive about the present. It can help us feel grateful for our relationships and all that we have in our lives. It can bring us a greater understanding of ourselves and strengthen us. It can help us consider our life goals, and explore our dreams and plans for the future.
In this Reflective Writing course we will explore journaling and letter writing as vehicles to capture our thoughts and feelings.

Ideal For

Anyone who wants to connect with their thoughts and feelings through writing. No writing experience is needed.


  • Use of journal writing as a way of understanding thoughts and feelings
  • Use journaling and letter writing as a way of exploring future dreams, goals and plans
  • Letters to a hypothetical recipients on the positives of certain life experiences
  • Letters to special people to reflect on how they have enhanced your life (letters that do not have to be sent)

What to Bring

  • Notebook
  • Pen

About your tutor

Elizabeth Gascoigne Rosa is a Sydney writer. She has a BA and LLB from the University of Sydney. Her novel, Legally Blind, a comedy, was released in 2009 and she has recently completed her novel, The Cellist, about an ambitious young musician who deceives his lover as to his true identity. Elizabeth is a tutor at the Sydney Story Factory and a judge of the Sydney Writers' Room Short Story Competition. She is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator in the area of workplace conflict.

Other Information

Please note that this course is not a substitute for psychological counselling but a creative outlet that enhances wellbeing.

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.

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