BEYOND PROCRASTINATION™ FOR WRITERS: Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Outcomes by Renate Reimann, PhD
START DATE: Friday, April 7, 2017
DURATION: 4 weeks
COURSE DESCRIPTION: What prevents you from working on your projects? Chances are you are held back by emotional concerns. This class will help you learn techniques to overcome emotional obstacles that may block you from focusing on your manuscript.
In Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Outcomes you will turn fears and self-doubt into sources of inspiration. Each lesson contains exercises and/or action steps to strengthen your commitment and ability to write today and for the long term. Instructor feedback is available for each assignment and experiences can be shared with fellow students via a closed online forum.
Praise for Renate:
My most apparent growth as a writer was setting up a writing routine and honoring it. Renate helped me by identifying how I was giving it up and not sticking to my schedule. I now 'work,' as in write, from 8:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday. ~ V. Sonne, Globe, AZ
Renate has enhanced and changed my life profoundly. For example, I am sitting here today, writing Chapter 4, after teaching AND having completed grocery shopping and it’s only 3:30pm. I’ve never ever been so organized! ~ Nuala C., New York, NY
Working with Renate is extremely valuable. The accountability and encouragement keeps me on track towards joyfully living the best version of my life. I have concrete strategies for walking, with joy, down the path to my dreams. She is both extremely skilled and compassionate. I highly recommend her services to anyone interested in reaching their potential while fully living their life. ~ Natalie Watkins, San Antonio, TX
Praise for Renate’s latest book, Beyond Procrastination™: How to Stop Postponing Life:
Beyond Procrastination is a manual for life. ~ Carlette Christmas, Fox 48 and KAYT
This book is one to keep by your bedside. ~ Eleanor Bobrow, WDIY Public Radio
While this book is written for the frustrated, chronic procrastinator, it will be helpful to anyone who needs some help getting started or reenergized to continue a project to completion. ~ Jane Anderson, bizcatalyst360.com
And for those 20-25% of the population who consider themselves chronic procrastinators, this is an undeniably useful book: it will help readers uncover their own delay patterns and develop effective coping mechanisms. ~ Patricia Gale, Blogcritics.org
WEEKS AT A GLANCE:
PART II: TURN NEGATIVE EMOTIONS INTO POSITIVE OUTCOMES (April 7 – May 5, 2017)
Week 1: Turn Fear into Creativity
When you have set up your life to support your writing, fear often kicks in because you are actually working on your project. The doubts that have held you back in the past may make a comeback or overwhelming new worries could emerge. This class will give you ideas of how to channel those fears to fuel your creativity.
Assignment: Write a short story or blog in which one of your characters—fictional or real—overcomes fear in inspirational ways. Submit to instructor for feedback and take advantage of an opportunity to share your writing with fellow students.
Week 2: A Liberating Farewell to Perfectionism
This may be the hardest thing for a writer to do because you want your creations to be flawless; you want your ability as a wordsmith to shine. This challenge offers an opportunity to become aware of and debunk your perfectionist illusions. Learn how to avoid procrastination by reframing your expectations.
Assignment: Practice imperfection through several exercises. Instructor feedback available and group support encouraged.
Week 3: What Makes You a Writer?
Many of us have been told that writing—unless you are a bestselling author—is not a “real job” or that being an artist is not for you. In this class, you will develop strategies to reclaim the writer within and without.
Assignment: Develop your writer’s statement. Submit for instructor feedback.
Week 4: The Twin Engines of Success: Patience and Persistence
Writing a long piece such as a book requires staying power. Some days, words on the page just don’t make any sense. Other days the outside world tells you that your work is not good enough. Patience and persistence help us through these tough moments. Learn how to increase those two engines of success with some time-tested tools.
Assignment: Become more patient and persistent using specific methods. Opportunity to share experiences with instructor and group.
Materials needed: An Internet connection and email and paperback or eBook version of Beyond Procrastination™: How to Stop Postponing Your Life by Renate Reimann, PhD (suggested but not required).
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Renate Reimann, PhD, is the creator of the Beyond Procrastination™ program which is at the center of her teaching, writing, public speaking and coaching. Her own experience as an author and her background in publishing, college teaching and coaching have prepared her to confront pretty much any procrastination issue writers encounter.
COST: $59, which includes weekly assignments delivered via email, written individual feedback from the instructor and an online group forum for mutual support and interaction.
BONUS: a 20% discount on any of Renate’s regular coaching services.
BUY NOW: Beyond Procrastination™ for Writers: Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Outcomes by Renate Reimann, PhD (4 weeks, starting 4/7/2017) Limit: 15 students. Early registration is recommended.
4 Weeks Starting 4/7/2017
Upon successful completion of payment, your name, email address, and contact info will be submitted to your instructors. They will contact you with further information for beginning the class.
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