Catherine Ravenna is a Brighton-based writer, teacher, trainer and creative workshop facilitator. She is working on a poetry collection entitled Recipes for Disaster which tells the story of a relationship through food and has written a short story Bone China, about trauma and healing.
Alongside her writing practice, she offers workshops to promote creativity and personal development, including Artist’s Way and Creative Life Writing courses. She aims to ensure learning is embodied and engages aspects of the self beyond the mind. Her popular workshops combine the use of images, movement and language, and are underpinned by psychological awareness.
She offers coaching to people seeking to make changes in their personal or work life, including leadership coaching and working with creative blocks. She provides mentoring to young people in study skills and writing and to teachers and therapists in their professional roles.
As a Veriditas trained Labyrinth facilitator, she facilitates walking meditations – providing a reflective space for individuals and groups, a chance to calm the mind, bring order to thoughts and integrate insights and awareness.
For the last six years she has been part of a group exploring the therapeutic power of working with nature, the arts and ritual in Powdermills, Battle.
Following careers as a primary and seconday schoolteacher, teaching and learning consultant for languages and psychotherapeutic counsellor, Catherine started a part-time MA in Creative Writing at Brighton University in 2017. She was a prize winner in the 2015 Sussex Poets competition and member of the Writers’ Place Poets mentorship scheme February – July 2018. She is inspired by the sensuality of food and her writing explores love, sex, relationships, language, alchemy and how to remain compassionate in the face of violence.
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