In the past I have worked with people who have suffered from trauma or mental health problems, addictions, violence and people recovering from illness. Any individual or group who wants to learn more about how to write creatively and express themselves can benefit from these workshops.
Pauline at Overtoun with the river Clyde and Dumbarton
rock in the background
Pauline and Karen Dunlop
After some time, people may be confident enough to perform their own or others material; in the group and/or perhaps at a planned social event.
If there are any questions you wish to ask, you can use the contact me page; or and I will be happy to answer them.
Many thanks - Pauline Bradley
Pauline’s song writing and music workshops were truly inspirational. Workshops involved women who had experienced trauma and loss. Women came together seeking emotional support from each other in a mutual help group. Using a variety of techniques including percussion and simple rhyme, the women were inspired to express their feelings in word and song. The workshops in which I participated were often funny and sad, enabling the participants to relive memory in a safe environment and with Pauline’s guidance, record happy times and sad times.
This method is extremely important in enabling people to use memory in healing and expressing pain. Additionally it was great fun using simple instruments since many in the group considered themselves to be “not” musical. Some participants chose prose,others poetry and all contributed and found support in sharing and listening to others memories.
I attended Paulines music workshops for six weeks earlier this year and found them to be stimulating, interesting and fun. It was a small group who knew each other well but with pauline facilitating I soon felt very welcome and included.
The group were very supportive of each other and it felt fine to take that step from reading your poetry in your head to saying it out load in the group. Pauline found different new ways of helping us to look at rhyme and these excercises were a great way of expressing yourself.
I felt the classes were a great way of building your confidence and encouraging you to allow your voice to be heard.
Pauline is lovely and makes you feel very welcome. She has a calm demeanour, which I found infectious. She is very encouraging and has a way of making people feel good about themselves. She uses rhythm and music to break down barriers of self-consciousness and make people feel more at ease with themselves and each other.
I only had six short sessions with the group and yet I felt it helped me greatly. I would definitely recommend Pauline’s groups to anyone.