Speaking and Teaching

Carolyn discusses her book Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act, at Third Place Books in Seattle.

A quote from one of Carolyn's online students.

I offer presentations and workshops to large and small groups, in conference halls, churches, offices, and living rooms, tailoring my message to the participants. For larger gatherings, I often weave in images, songs, and poetry to enhance the message. When in more intimate workshops, I bring in discussion and writing processes to deepen and personalize the information I’m sharing.

Topics for Talks, Workshops, and Worship Services

  • Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act
  • Making Room for the Muse
  • A Gentle Approach to Clearing Clutter
  • In Praise of Imperfection
  • Cultivating Self-Compassion
  • Making Peace with Time
  • Making Space for New Beginnings
  • Embracing Spaciousness
  • An Introduction to Journaling
  • Writing to Clear Clutter
  • Making Space to Write

Organizations Where I’ve Presented

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  • The Therapeutic Writing Institute
  • The National Association of Poetry and Bibliotherapists Conference
  • The Center for Journal Therapy
  • The Whatcom County Library System
  • Brigid Collins House
  • Dorothy Place
  • The Opportunity Council
  • Bellingham Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
  • The Expressive Therapies Summit – Los Angeles
  • The Eliot Institute
  • Churches including the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, The Garden Street Methodist Church, North Shore Unitarian Church in Vancouver, B.C., East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue, First Unitarian Church of Portland
A quote from a recent student in the "Gentler Approach to Clearing Clutter" class.

Upcoming Events:

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Current Online Classes:

A Gentle Approach to Clearing Clutter

Journaling to Clear Clutter: Three Simple Strategies. This self-pace course guides you to use journal writing techniques to effectively prepare for clearing clutter from your home, schedule, and heart. A special low price and bonuses are available until Noon mountain time August 12th. Normally it costs $47. This special is for $27 plus a recorded workshop where Carolyn and Kay Adams explore simplicity strategies. You also receive a bonus course by Kay  on using journal writing to clear stress. Register here.
This is one of many courses I’ll be offering through the Journalversity online campus. It’s a gathering of journal writing specialists, each with their own area of expertise. My school within the Journalversity is called, A Gentle Approach to Clutter. You can purchase this course now, and then work your way through it at your own pace, when the time is right for you.