Upcoming Workshops . . .

10am -12noon Sunday 7th March 2021 

Self-Care Workshop

Writing Spring's Inspiration

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Ongoing workshops . . .

I am one of the team at Creative Alternatives, an Arts on Prescription Service based in St.Helens, Merseyside. You can see more of the amazing work created by participants, and find out how creativity is helping them, on the facebook page.


Workshop feedback . . .

Anchors, Container & Springboards

one-day workshop for counsellors

"Useful and thought-provoking."

"I found the day enjoyable. The exercises led me deeper into my own process in a  very gentle way."

"I group was very supportive and I felt at ease and accepted".

"Deep and insightful. Thoroughly enjoyable."

"Really enjoyable day throughout. I enjoyed all of the exercises and got something from each one. The pace of the day worked well."

Symbols in the Sand

Poetry Walk with Gems in the Dunes

"Went on the “Symbols in the Sand” walk yesterday evening with Fiona, Andrew, and Hazel Mutch. Loved it. Fiona and Andrew were as interesting as usual - I still learn a lot from them after all this time. Hazel was great again. She gave us some interesting and quite challenging tasks on writing and poetry which I really enjoyed. As a born worrier I can say that she does it in a way which is helpful, encouraging, and not at all daunting. Well done and thanks."

Mindfulness Workshop

for What Next Liverpool



"I'm familiar with creative writing and mindfulness but this introduced a robust connection between the two and I really appreciate the recognition throughout of some of  my thinking patterns."

"Came in all flustered and hungry and didn't think I'd be able to switch off because the workshop was at my work venue. Hazel put us at ease straight away and I loved the exercises - they were perfect."

"Really enjoyed being offered moments for writing, enjoyed the creativity, good facilitation, surprising outcomes, thanks."

"Hazel was a fantastic practitioner who helped raise awareness, invoke thoughts, and helped us feel more in the moment. I definitely feel a lot calmer after a very hectic weekend."

"I am very tired and nearly didn't come to the session but I'm really glad I did! I have had some time out of my own head which I didn't necessarily realise I needed so much."

3 Creative Writing Workshops

with Gems in the Dunes

The Long Story; Secrets in the Sand;

Wild Wonders


"It was particularly lovely to see the sudden joy on people's faces when something awoke inside them, a creative spark from contact with nature that ignited a passion, idea or memory."