Mark’s workshops are a great opportunity to use his transformative method of personal investigation, Writing To Awaken, for personal, professional, and spiritual development. Known for his intuitive, compassionate teaching, Mark creates a welcoming atmosphere for writers of all levels to benefit from this powerful work.
“One of the most generous-spirited presenters
I have worked with anywhere.”
~Oriane Lee Johnson
We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from our life experiences. Unfortunately, a majority of us believe that we are our story rather than being the storyteller. We identify so strongly with these narratives that we cling to them for our very existence – even when they no longer fit. Realizing the a gap between your stories and your authentic self is a doorway to personal freedom and insight.
Writing To Awaken guides you through this portal using powerful questions and self-inquiry. When you write about your deepest desires, secret challenges, unrealized gifts, and so-called mistakes, you liberate your latent wisdom and the power of the internal witness. This releases creativity, innovation, and courage. Scientific studies have shown remarkable improvements in physical, mental, and emotional health through expressive writing. Visit Mark’s Testimonials Page and see what student’s are saying about Mark and his work.


The Obstacle Becomes the Way
One-Day Writing to Awaken Workshop

Saturday, June 3, 2023
London, UK
Presented by Alternatives UK

Life often feels like an obstacle course, an ongoing test of uncertainty, challenge, and change. The stress of living with internal conflict can leave a person confused and discouraged, cut off from others and their spiritual source. When we come to see that the solutions to our problems are contained within the challenges themselves, however, we gain essential insight into resilience, and the power of turning our obstacles upside down.
In this transformational, one-day workshop, Mark will guide you through a series of writing explorations intended to prompt insight, self-awareness, and positive change. In an atmosphere of mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and fun, he helps you to examine deep, provocative questions about the stories you live by, and limited beliefs that are holding you back. You do not need previous writing experience to benefit from this workshop. Our focus is on self-discovery, curiosity, candor, and the desire to free ourselves of obsolete narratives.

Writing to Awaken:
Spiritual Memoir as a Path of Wisdom

August 11 – 15, 2023
Cortes Island, BC

This transformational five-day program uses personal writing as a path of self-discovery, authenticity, and spiritual growth. When you learn to express the whole truth about your life experiences – for personal use or publication – you come to understand the mythic dimension of your personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. You realize that you are the storyteller not the story, and this insight frees you to examine the beliefs, expectations, and biases that have shaped and limited your sense of self.
Scientific studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Using targeted writing prompts, small-group sharing, and inspirational lessons and readings, Mark guides you through a process of self-inquiry designed to deepen insight, heal obsolete narratives, and hone your writer’s craft.


September 10 – 15, 2023
Writing to Awaken:
Spiritual Memoir as a Path of Wisdom
The Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY