Ashley King Therapy - Philadelphia, PA


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I work with writing in a variety of contexts, from the therapeutic and the exploratory to the concrete and the practical. Whether you are interested in delving into the writing process as a means of exploration, whether you are looking to work with writing as an awareness practice, or whether you are simply seeking creative feedback, I would be happy to talk with you about the possibilities for our work together.
 
 
There is an interesting paradox inherent in the creative process. Although I work with writing in particular, I believe that, with any artistic endeavor, we are most successful when we are able to hew a path between focused intent (to manifest a piece of art, for example) and surrender to something larger than the self. Perhaps, then, the best creations come from what Oriah Mountain Dreamer calls “conscious purpose and expansive receptivity” or “will and grace.” 
 
 
Writing, like meditation, psychotherapy, or any other awareness practice, offers us an opportunity to look inward at whatever is present in our moment-to-moment experience. As writers, perhaps, as Mountain Dreamer suggests, we feel the futility of our expression to alter what is and, thus, we may look to our creativity as a vehicle for exploring that further. Ultimately, by virtue of our own expansion, we may create art that is unforeseen because, at least in part, it arises from its own organic process. It is my hope that, through our work together, I might help to facilitate an opening for you in this capacity.
 
 
Of course, while we sometimes write for the purposes of art or exploration, we also write for more practical reasons. And, ideally, even when our pursuits are more in the realm of the mundane, we can imbue them with elements of imagination and creativity. I have enjoyed many successes helping clients in this regard.
 
 
I work with writing in a variety of capacities and would be happy to speak with you personally about tailoring my offerings to suit your specific needs. In the meantime, however, the following is a list of possibilities for our work together, from the ambitious to the practical:
  • Therapeutic exploration through the vehicle of writing
  • Mentorship and guidance re: creative writing endeavors (personal or professional)
  • Tutoring in any aspect(s) of the writing process
  • Coaching and/or consulting re: particular writing projects
  • Assistance and feedback re: ideas for creative editing and revision
If you have questions or are interested in any of my offerings, please contact me
 
 
 
 



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