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Life Writing is the practice of writing for oneself as a way of healing, growing, exploring and solving problems.


Life Writing

Life writing refers to the practice of writing for oneself, not specifically with the view for publication (though this is a possibility) but as a way of healing, growing, discovering, exploring, awakening creativity and solving problems.

Research has shown that writing has a positive effect on our health and wellbeing. Increasingly writing is being used in various settings such as hospitals, cancer care centres, rehabilitation clinics and in psychotherapy practice as a therapeutic tool. While the workshop will explore the therapeutic value of writing, it will also look at other aspects of writing such as claiming one's own voice, telling one's story, discovering one's strength and joyfulness.


Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in writing and would like to use writing as both an outlet and a tool for self-discovery. No previous experience required.


What are the benefits of doing this course?

Writing is a healing tool which can be used for the purpose of a greater understanding of the story of one’s life. Writing is a rich and powerful way to access our inner world. When we link events with feelings in the past and the now through writing, it allows us to get perspective and gain insight. Writing can also be a great stress relief tool.


What will you learn?

This course introduces participants to the practice and theory of life writing. It encompasses the keeping of journals, diaries, memoirs, biography, stories, letter writing, travel writing and fiction based on personal experience.

Course Details




TIMETABLE: Sunday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance


VENUE: Live Online




  • What research tells us about the benefits of writing
  • Writing as a means to improve health and wellbeing
  • Connection to our inner wisdom and guidance through writing


Entry Requirements



This workshop is for anyone who would like to explore their own thoughts & emotions through writing. No previous experience in writing necessary, the focus is on self-expression, not writing technique or literary quality.

Course Fees



Full Price: €85

PCI College Graduate*: €75

PCI College BSc/MSc Student & Alumni Member Discount Price: €70 - Join Alumni group on LinkedIn here to avail of discount.

*PCI College Graduate rate applies to BSc Degree and Postgraduate students only.



Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


For more information, please visit our full Terms & Conditions page.

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