Date & Time
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Every life is a unique, dynamic, unfolding, sacred story, but few of us try to figure out what our story is really about, who is writing our script, why we’ve selected certain roles, or how to become happier, more fully-expressed characters.
In this class for novices and habitual writers alike, we will practice structured writing exercises designed to help those of us who feel stuck, whether in a dead-end job, a challenging relationship, or stage of life. These exercises will provide a fresh perspective to imagine ourselves as the heroes of our own works-in-progress, with the power to transform and reclaim our personal narratives.
Come envision how you want your life story to unfold, explore your character arc, identifying ways to stretch and grow; “talk back” to the voices that get in your way, and weave the current chapter of your life into a meaningful story that helps you face your fears, change unproductive attitudes, and kick bad habits.
A Weekly Class
(4 Sessions) Tuesdays, January 7 – January 28, 2020, 6:00 – 7:45pm
Members $115/ Nonmembers $140
“In these sessions, a sanctuary is created where one can explore who and what they are. Kim Schneiderman has the talent to withdraw herself to allow the participants to flourish. I highly recommend this program.”
“Kim’s empathy, gentleness and skills as a therapist helped me step out of my self defeating story. Her questions and guiding suggestions helped me deepen knowledge of my self, brought out some long buried reasons for my getting stuck and helped me reclaim my lost qualities of self.”
“Mired in grief about a family member, I thought this might help me gain perspective on my situation and think about things differently. The writing exercises opened up feelings about what was going on that I did not know I had, as well as shedding new light on ones that I was aware of having. Kim is quick to see the heart of an idea and go for commentary that is both helpful and challenging. I am still peeling away the layers of insight since I walked away.”
“I enjoyed your course at Open Center. It is a format that works well with me — group, time to write, suggestions to focus and access ideas and feelings.”
“Taking Kim Schneiderman’s “Step Out of Your Story” workshop widened my vistas and increased my hope and confidence in refashioning my narrative. Through the writing exercises, and encouraged by Kim’s guiding suggestions, I encountered wisdom, strength and grit that surprised me. In fact, the title of the upcoming chapter of my life was, “I Didn’t See THAT Coming!” I write this with a smile on my face and joy in my heart. Thank you, Kim, for showing a seeker who was in a rut that there are new ways of being — new people to be, new parts to embrace — ahead. Blessings and thanks for this important work.”
“I found this (workshop) surprising and powerful. As someone with decades of therapy and “navel-gazing” behind her, I was, frankly, surprised to get ANY new information — thought I’d just be recycling the same old narratives. Thank you, Kim, for showing a seeker who was in a rut that there are new ways of being — new people to be, new parts to embrace.”
New York Open Center
Kim Schneiderman, LCSW is a psycho-spiritual counselor, former journalist, and an essayist on spiritual topics who currently counsels adults in private practice and through the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute. She is also the author of Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life.