Write Your Way to Peace
Writing With the Voice of Compassion
With Elizabeth Welles
Author of Journaling for Well-Being & Peace
What is the Voice of Compassion?
When you can’t get out of bed, it is the voice that says, ‘You are whole just the way you are.’
It is the voice that says, ‘I am here, put your hand upon your heart and know I am with you.’
It is the voice that says, ‘You are loved and ever-loving.’
The Voice of Compassion is the understanding voice that helps you meet your need to be seen.
The need for kindness and belonging, for self-recognition and appreciation, for validation, comfort and peace.
It can be the voice that offers wisdom and direction, the voice that loves you no matter what.
The Voice of Compassion listens Deeply and helps you make connections not normally seen.
~ Elizabeth Welles
Writing with the Voice of Compassion
Connects you directly to your Soul’s Wisdom
Reweaves peace from chaos
Restores your energy with a kinder voice
Speaks to the harmony in your life
Re-engages with the warmth in your own heart space
Honors your needs
Discovers peace right where you are
About the Workshop
The Voice of Compassion Workshop includes:
- A brief discussion of journaling basics and the 3 great reasons to begin a writing practice
- What is the Voice of Compassion (VOC)
- Understanding the difference between forgiveness and compassion
- Preparing yourself to write – or not!
- Introducing ritual to open channels of writing and welcome your muse
- Meditation to relax and ground yourself
- This is a highly experiential workshop where we will be writing on the call.
- There will be plenty of time for sharing but sharing is not required.
- There is opportunity for individual guidance from Elizabeth.
- The nature of this workshop is explorative—not evaluative.
- A safe space is created for you to connect with your own heart and soul.
- You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop. Please do not share this link with anyone, it’s only for you.
- There will be a break to take care of personal needs – food, water, stretch, bathroom.
Pour what you feel, see, and observe onto the page with bold, reckless anD free abandon. Writing will enlarge your sympathies, understandings and compassion.
~ Elizabeth Welles
What People Are Saying
Elizabeth combines a compassion for people with a true gift for healing that is rare to find.
Elizabeth Welles, author, artist and playwright who lead this workshop is one of those women whose energy you just crave! She was gentle, intelligent, strong, focused, sincere and electric. You know those people you just feel good by being around them? That’s her. Whatever she’s having, I’ll have!!
Jennifer Mims, workshop participant
Thank you again for the inspiration to begin anew at journaling and for providing very powerful techniques to motivate the process. I have been writing! And it has helped mellow the emotions so that other ideas can flow, just as you said it would happen. I loved the “magic box of words” and the “letters to yourself” and the “starting point of the present” that really does get you started! I have already told several people about the workshop and have sent them to your website. Thank you again, Elizabeth. I got a lot out of it!
Joy Bell, workshop participant
Elizabeth Welles is more than a healer. She’s an inspiration. She invoked my creativity, which I feared had seen its day. She empowers, inspires and encourages. Thank you for reminding me, I am an artist.
When I met with Elizabeth, I was blocked creatively, overwhelmed by to do lists and responsibilities. All I said to her was ‘I need help feeling creative again. I’m burned out.’ From that wonderful session with her, sprang forth a wealth of creative ideas. I put to use the suggestions she had to enhance my creative writing space and things to do to nourish my spirit. The creative spurt has not halted, thank Goodness. I thank Elizabeth.
Shy person requesting anonymity
She was delightful and insightful. She engaged the audience in a relaxed, easy manner that made everyone feel comfortable. She was generous with her time, answering our many questions in an open conversation. As a group, we left inspired and uplifted. I would love to hear her speak again!
Artist & Entrepreneur
Gentle methods, magical results.
Lawyer, Songwriter, Lyricist
Elizabeth’s lifetime experience of journaling is inspiring! Her presentation reminded me of the capacity of journaling to reveal soul’s purpose, the soul’s deepest longing to be of service. A delightful evening!
Rita Marsh, Carbondale, CO
Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing
I thoroughly enjoyed Elizabeth Welles’ talk on creativity and writing at the Wyly in Basalt. It was so inspiring and full of ‘helpful hints’ that I went home and wrote a page of ideas for future writings. It involved the audience at every step. It included quotes from her work as well as others about writing techniques, ways to get started, getting teens to write, and using different mediums of writing (computer versus hand). I have since written in my own journal about just the items that she mentioned in her talk. Listening to her words of wisdom helped me to move forward and believe in my writing. Thank you Elizabeth for this opportunity.
Educator & Avid Reader
While the bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot. And if you’re lucky, the great news is Elizabeth is the teacher. All great teachers have a passion for what they teach, a true knowledge of their subject, and hopefully are living examples of what they teach. Elizabeth Welles is such a teacher. An exceptional multi-talented artist, writer, performer and healer, Elizabeth is living proof that no matter what it is you love or are inspired to do, you can find creative ways to do it with more joy, love, satisfaction and success. Among her gifts is that rare ability to see your special gifts. Her ability to see my own gift for healing was a Godsend in my life that set me off into my chosen work today. She was the first to tell me I was an energy healer, which led me to my present day career, and love and passion for Energy Medicine. If you need help finding or pursuing your creative gifts, then Elizabeth is the guide you want. Nothing else can quite substitute for the knowledge and know-how she brings to the table. I’m honored that I had the privilege to work with and come to know her. She inspires the artist and creator within us all with wisdom, compassion, and grace.
Carol Lynn Healy,
Energy Medicine Specialist
You would not believe how far I’ve come since we last met. My healing started with my first journaling workshop with you. I continued journaling for years and years and then stopped. I had come to a point in my healing that there was nothing to say. I’ve started journaling again and it is so fulfilling. PS – Love your newsletter.
Her work is inspired and concrete. Guests rave about her programs and we hire her again and again.
Director of Activities at the Oaks in Ojai
Unbuckle your seat belt and take off your shoes to relax and enroll.
Okay, I’m ready, let’s do this!
Hi, I’m Elizabeth. I started writing before the age of seven-years-old. Granted, my words splayed all over the page until my hand-eye coordination increased as I grew. Rhythm, rhyme, poetry, music and dance, painting and song were some of my early languages, but writing became the hub of my wheel. A wheel with many spokes as author, actress-storyteller, teacher, healer and guide.
The Voice of Compassion started to speak to me when I was a child. What I learned I then taught to others for over three decades. Helping people to connect to their own healing selves, with their own creativity, to their own vision and voice. Years of writing, meditation, deep listening, creative ritual and ceremony all play a part in this journey, along with the practice of compassionate communication.
I am the author of books, including the book, Journaling for Well-Being & Peace. I am the creator of meditations, one-woman shows, Luminous Visions Art, and the online course, How to Rest: A Loving Guide for the Wearied, the Anxious, and the Grieved.
Appreciative Inquiry, an indescribable “It” factor play, and a quirky sense of humor pair with an innate intuitive creative sensibility. Together, these elements serve my clients, students, and audiences, finding pleasure points not pain points. For when you are involved with your creativity in a balanced way, your stress is reduced and your heart is lightened.
I love the art of storytelling in any form and playing with the Word, be it on the page or the stage. This love contributes to the true spirit behind my work, which is to listen deeply (and to laugh deeply) alleviating suffering in the hearts of the people I meet, inspiring creativity, laughter and peace.
I look forward to meeting you on the call!