Unleash your inner confidence: The power of self belief

25 Jul

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

£35 including all materials

Class details

Unleash your inner confidence creatively with Dr Poonam Madar. Join us for the third workshop in our series of Self Care Sundays on 25 July. Dr Poonam Madar will lead a two hour writing for well being session.

Sunday 25 July

2 – 4pm

Fee: £35 including notebook and pen

Many people have already discovered how the connection between writing and self-belief is a powerful one. When we write in this way, it increases our feelings of well being and we are able to stand up to our inner critic.

The actor James Earl Jones certainly understands the importance of owning your voice. He said, ‘One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.’

In this workshop you will learn how to identify strategies that tap into your inner confidence and unleash the voice of encouragement, the voice of self-compassion and the voice of possibility.

How does the session work?

Using visual imagery and other mixed media as writing prompts, Dr Madar will guide you through specific writing activities. These are designed to help release the words within you in a positive and creative way. You will also discover how these writing activities are tools which you can take away with you to use throughout life.

Writing does not always have to be a solitary experience; and this is what makes group workshops so great; they are enhanced by the support and energy of other participants. We will also be sure to begin with warm up writing games to chase away those “I can’t write anything” jitters.

You do not need any previous writing experience to enjoy and benefit from this session. What’s more, it all takes place in a supportive, nurturing, non-judgemental space. You never have to read out anything you have written. So take comfort in writing whatever you want and in whatever style you want and discover how to unleash your inner confidence.

How can Self Care Sundays help you?

  • Focuses on key aspects of wellbeing: positive thinking, calmness, and mindfulness.
  • Encourages staying present
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Inspires a fresh sense of perspective
  • Improves mood
  • Unlocks your creative potential
  • Promotes kindness, clarity, and insight
  • Enhances decision-making and goal achievement
  • Prioritises self-care
  • Releases anxiety and stress

About the Tutor

Dr Poonam Madar is a writer, sociologist, educator, and life coach. After winning a scholarship at the University of Warwick, Poonam went onto graduate with a PhD in Applied Social Studies.

Her research includes the use of arts based methods to explore themes of culture, identity, difference, and belonging. Poonam specialises in Visual Methodologies, Qualitative Research, and the Sociology of Emotions. She writes on social issues and factors that influence the human condition and is currently working on a number of forthcoming publications.

Poonam has extensive experience in the world of teaching and learning, having taught across universities in and around London, including having been the only woman to be nominated as Lecturer of the Year in her Law Department (2018).

For two years (2017-2019) Poonam was a mentor and coach for Sprint Warwick; an immersive, empowerment programme which supports the personal and professional development of women. She has a proven track record of delivering innovative and engaging education and wellbeing seminars and workshops.

Poonam founded Working Warrior in 2020; and through her company she promotes, encourages, and facilitates personal development and growth. Poonam is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of Lapidus International—the Literary Arts for Personal Development.

To find out more about her work visit her website and social media platforms such as Twitter (Dr P @DrPoonamMadar) and Instagram (@dr.poonam.madar) to find out more about her work.


Twitter: Dr P @DrPoonamMadar

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Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 25 Jul -
Sunday 2:00 pm
Fees: £35 including all materials

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