Archetypes, Narratives, and Point of View: Writing in Your Intuitive Voice


SUNDAY, MARCH 25: 10 am - 4:30 pm

Photo by Besjunior/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Besjunior/iStock / Getty Images

This one-day Intuitive Language workshop will focus on skill building, giving voice to one’s intuitive language. One of the most difficult aspects of intuitive language development can be expressing or translating intuition externally, particularly through spoken communication. This can be frustrating and intimidating, sometimes leading to a disconnect between one’s internal intuitive process and what one is able to represent in daily life interactions. When kept on an internal loop, the intuitive language story may not be fully understood, or become stunted.

Using the written word can be an excellent bridge between the internal and external voices. Writing in the intuitive voice allows intuition to share itself in a different medium and may provide insights which were unclear in the internal environment/language.

This workshop will provide opportunity to examine the narrative one’s intuitive language is currently carrying. Participants will learn strategies for writing in the intuitive voice and explore the value of different lenses for this narrative, using archetypes, perspective, and point-of-view. 

Together participants will read, experience, and discuss curated poems, essays, and other literary pieces exemplifying writing in the intuitive voice. Participants will connect with archetypes and other intuitive tools they have studied and practiced in Intuitive Language classes and seminars, and practice writing in the intuitive voice in a supportive and safe environment. 

Each participant to bring one item with them as a muse or prompt for this workshop.

This workshop will be co-taught by Shaindel Beers and Amanda Lattin, along with contributions from David Tircuit.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25: 10 am - 4:30 pm
1420 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland, Oregon 97209

Fee: $110

Lunch at Daily Cafe (self-pay)


+ About the Instructors

Shaindel Beers studied literature at Huntingdon College (BA), and at the University of Chicago (MA) before earning her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections, A Brief History of Time (2009) and The Children’s War and Other Poems (2013), both from Salt Publishing, and Secure Your Own Mask (forthcoming from White Pine Press). She has taught at colleges and universities in Illinois and Florida. She currently lives and teaches in Pendleton, Oregon, and serves as Poetry Editor of Contrary Magazine.

David Tircuit studied English Literature at University of California at Berkeley (BA), and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine (MAcOM). David has trained and taught martial arts for over 35 years, studying with masters such as Wong Jack Man and Peter Ralston. David has run his Acupuncture practice for over 15 years, and currently teaches at One With Heart Fighting Arts in Portland, Oregon. 

Amanda Lattin studied chemistry at Huntingdon College (BA) and earned an MAT (chemistry) from Lewis and Clark College. Amanda went on to receive diplomas in Herbal Studies and Aromatherapy from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, as well as training in Applied Kinesiology, and becoming and Internationally Certified Aromatherapist from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, and a Registered Aromatherapist with ARC. Amanda has taught extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest and is currently a Professor and Aromatherapy Program Chair at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She has run her herbal and aromatherapy consulting practice in Portland, Oregon for 10 years, and designed an aromatherapeutic line of products for Terracina Aromatics and Herbals. 

Amanda Lattin