What is Wordshop?
Wordshop is a workshop in self-talk.

Changing negative self-talk is one of the most powerful tools we can cultivate to improve our quality of life and relationships—both personally and professionally. Wordshop, a workshop in self-talk, helps us pinpoint the thoughts that hold us back and promote the ones that can move us forward. Its introspective flash-writing ‘experiments’ are rooted in abject self honesty without judgment. It sheds light on firmly held beliefs—many of which are unhealthy or unproductive—and then helps participants evolve them. The changes happen on both individual and group levels.

Although changing our words cannot change our lives, developing the skills to change our words is a tool that can impact how we navigate challenges, which can lead to a big difference in our overall quality of life.

How Does it Work?

A powerful element in storytelling is the character’s moment of recognition. When we witness a character’s self-recognition, we are often disarmed. This puts us at ease and makes us more capable of acknowledging our own truths. In the first half of Wordshop, Christine shares narratives that highlight these moments of recognition. Her transparent and authentic style immediately puts participants at ease. The stories she shares present opportunities for recognition of the habitual, negative words we may tell ourselves.

The second half of Wordshop is interactive. With actual pen and paper, participants engage in short, timed writing “experiments” in response to prompts. Their writing undergoes an honest self-editing process that produces alternative, positive self-talk. From here, participants create a mantra–a roadmap to get them from where they are to where they want to be.

“Once we stop acting like nothing’s wrong, we can start understanding what’s really going on.”

What to expect

  • A 20- to 30-minute inspirational storytelling experience by Christine on a topic we select and develop with you, based on the needs of your organization

  • Five 1-minute mantra writing exercises for all participants using our proprietary rubric

  • Optional sharing of mantras, as a group or in breakout sessions (approximately 10 minutes)

  • A 5- to 10-minute Q&A period

Participants will leave the one-hour session with a deeper understanding of the internal chatter that has been holding them back and a new mantra for moving forward.

Keynote Speeches

The themes and messages of Wordshop are perfect for keynote speeches intended to inspire and empower. Through poignant storytelling and unique insights, Christine D’Ercole relates to her audiences while encouraging them to think about universally human experiences in a different way.

Pricing and Scheduling

Christine cannot wait to Wordshop with you! Contact us for pricing information. Reduced rates are available for public schools and small nonprofit organizations.

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