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How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing Today! workshop with Windy Dryden

This workshop delves into the practical application of the theory, principles, and skills of a...

Last updated 5 July 2024

This workshop delves into the practical application of the theory, principles, and skills of a single-session therapy mindset, tailored for individuals who are struggling with procrastination, especially in the realm of writing. Whether you’re an aspiring author, a student, or someone who needs to write for professional purposes, this workshop is designed to help you break through the barriers and start writing.

In the first segment of the workshop, renowned therapist Windy Dryden will elucidate these themes using a unique conversational approach. Engaging in a dynamic dialogue with Onlinevents host John Wilson, Windy will dissect the intricacies of procrastination and the mental blocks associated with writing. He will offer insights, answer queries, and provide strategies to harness the single-session mindset to overcome these challenges.

The following hour promises a more hands-on experience. Windy Dryden will conduct a live demonstration session with a volunteer, showcasing the practical application of the principles discussed. This demonstration will give attendees a firsthand view of the techniques in action, enhancing their understanding and equipping them with tools to combat procrastination.

For those keen on experiencing the single-session mindset from a writer’s perspective, we encourage you to contact Onlinevents prior to the workshop and offer to volunteer for the demonstration session. This is a golden opportunity to interact with an expert in the field and contribute to the learning experience of all participants.

Volunteers should be prepared to discuss their writing challenges and procrastination issues in front of an audience. These demonstrations will be recorded and included as part of the workshop content, exclusively accessible in the OE library using a password.

Course Content

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing Today! workshop with Windy Dryden

Presenter

Windy Dryden

CBT Therapist, Trainer, Academic and Writer

I am Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and have been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975.

I was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and have trained with Drs. Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck and Arnold Lazarus.

I have also trained at the University of Warwick where I was awarded an MSc in Psychotherapy. This was an eclectic course and gave me a very broad view of the field. What has been important and sustaining in my career has been variety. Thus, I work as a practitioner, trainer, academic and writer/editor.

CBT Practice

I have worked as a therapist in many settings: including in private practice, in a GP practice, in a clinical psychology service and in private psychiatric hospitals.

CBT Training

I have been active in training counsellors and therapists since 1975 and have trained therapists in many countries including Britain, USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.

Academic

I began my career as an academic as Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Aston in Birmingham (1975-1984) and joined Goldsmiths University of London in 1985 where I became Britian’s first Professor of Counselling in 1992. I am now Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths and have held Visiting Professorships at University of Birmingham, University of East London, University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University. In 2005, I was awarded a DSc in Psychology at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.

Writer and Editor

My first book was published in 1984 and I have now authored or edited over 230 books. I write for both the profession and for the general public. In addition, I have edited 20 book series and was, until 2012, the editor of the ‘Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy’.