Be A Better You For You

-  a 6-month online writing program on self-expression & personal narratives -

“The stars we are given. The constellations we make. That is to say, stars exist in the cosmos,

but constellations are the imaginary lines we draw between them,

the readings we give the sky, the stories we tell.”

-- Rebecca Solnit

Be A Better You For You is an online program on using freestyle forms of writing to explore and enhance one's self-expression.

 

The program is:

  • guided yet self-paced;

  • available in a 3-week/12-week/6-month format;

  • allows you to partake irrespective of where in the world you are right now; and

  • NOT a substitute for professional mental health services - though it can complement it.

I.

Who is it for?

Whether you're:

  • absolutely new to writing & want to overcome inhibitions of letting your thoughts out,

  • are curious to pick a new skill, or

  • would like to enhance your self-awareness by understanding your thought-patterns and reconnecting with yourself in a kinder way,

this program is now available in three different formats: Super Basic, Basic, and Integrated - and offers something for everyone​

Module 1

Introduction to self-expression using freestyle writing

Comprises:

  • 4 sub-modules

  • 2 learning circles

  • 2 interactive sessions

Module 2

Deconstructing the stories we tell ourselves

Comprises:

  • 4 sub-modules

  • 2 learning circles

  • 1 interactive session

Module 3

Reconstructing stories anew

Comprises:

  • 3 sub-modules

  • 2 learning circles

  • one 1:1 session

  • 1 interactive session

 

 

II.

What is the format and mode of delivery?

The program is available in 3 formats:

Super Basic (3-week • part of Module 1):

Designed along the lines of the Be You workshop, this format is for the 'curious beginner' who is short on time.

Basic (12-week • all of Module 1):

Designed along the lines of the flagship Be You For You workshop, this format is for the 'avid explorer' keen on learning self-expression as a skill.

Integrated (6-month • all three Modules):

Designed along the lines of the Be A Better You For You program, this format is for the 'patient expeditioner' committed towards nurturing mental wellness.

"Elita’s six-month expressive writing course was like going bird-watching for the first time and being awed and amazed at how much I’ve been missing the tailor-birds for the trees.

 

It was a journey in mapping out the extensive landscapes of what makes me, ME. Self-awareness was redefined with this course.

 

This program’s brilliantly thought out, one-of-a-kind lesson plans were a real treat to receive every fortnight. Each module built on itself and was laid out in such a fantastic, thoughtful and accessible way.

I could take things at my own pace, with ample time to “aha!” at every epiphany.

 

What I loved about this program was how it brought to light the different lenses of my perspectives. Especially, as the program emphasizes, about the stories I tell myself.

In a world increasingly split on one-sided narratives, Elita’s Be You... program is the antidote we all need!"

— Pritika M (April - September 2020)

Pari Panai Farm's Chronicler

III.

What's in it for you?

Piloted in April 2020 as 'Be You For You 3.0', this online program is a part of the 'Be You...' workshop series which have since 2016 been designed to meet the need of creating safe spaces for self-expression and self-development by empowering participants with tools to:

  • find ease with expressing themselves - irrespective of language, spellings, grammar, or sentence construction;

  • break down the barriers to written and spoken communication;

  • understand thought-patterns and its influence on their health, work, interpersonal relationships;

  • nurture a healthier relationship with themselves by beginning to overcome shame.

Registrations for Cohort-II are now open.

The program is scheduled to begin on 31st October 2020.

​​Format specific inclusions and program dates as applicable are mentioned below.

The program is delivered fortnightly through a combination of text and audio based components delivered via email as well as webinar-like live learning circles.

 

All correspondence is via email only.

About 'Be You...' >>

Feedback from previous participants >>

"This program will not miraculously turn you into a better version of yourself. It will help you discover a genuine version of yourself.  

 

What to/not to expect:

  1. It is unlike other programs/ workshops you have attended.

  2. It is not a strictly regimented course. There are no submissions. It is not time-consuming. It is free-flowing.

  3. What you write is for your eyes only. 

  4. Elita (the facilitator) is super chill.

  5. You might make new friends. 

  6. The program is broken down into modules but not like school-syllabus you needed to complete.  

  7. You will learn things about yourself that you had no idea about (This is irrespective of your age).

  8. You will end up having tools for life which will help you deal with feelings, relationships etc.

  9. This program does not need you to be a writer or to even be good with words. All it needs is your willingness to put your thoughts on paper (again, for your eyes only).

  10. This is the best investment you will make in yourself."

— Priyanka (April - September 2020)

Trying to discover my authentic, unapologetic self

Register for Cohort II

  • Integrated

    **installment option available**

    Best suited for anyone who:

    • wants to enhance their   self-awareness and develop their own toolkit for       self-expression

    • is curious about the freestyle technique of writing;

    • is willing to participate and learn in a group

    Includes: all Modules

    • 11 sub-modules

    • 6 learning circles

    • 4 interactive sessions

    • one 1:1 consulting session

    Duration: 6 months

    (31st Oct 2020 - 15th May 2021)

    Minimum time commitment required: ~2.5 hours per week

    **If you would like to pay installments, click here.

    Limited spots!**

  • Basic

    **early bird**

    Best suited for anyone who:

    • wants to develop a flair for self-expression through writing

    • is curious to learn more about the freestyle technique of writing;

    • is willing to participate and learn in a group

    Includes: all of Module 1

    • 4 sub-modules

    • 2 learning circles

    • 2 interactive sessions

    Duration: 12 weeks

    (31st Oct 2020 - 16th Jan 2021)

    Minimum time commitment required: ~1.5 hours per week

  • Super Basic

    **early bird**

    Best suited for anyone who:

    • wants to start writing to express themselves;

    • is short on time, has never used a freestyle technique of writing AND is curious to try it out;

    • is willing to learn independently

    Includes: part of Module 1

    • 2 sub-modules

     

    Duration: 3 weeks

    (14th Nov 2020 - 5th Dec 2020)

    Minimum time commitment required: ~1 hour per week

  • Integrated

    **early bird** // SOLD OUT

    Best suited for anyone who:

    • wants to enhance their   self-awareness and develop their own toolkit for       self-expression;

    • is curious about the freestyle technique of writing;

    • is willing to participate and learn in a group

    Includes: all Modules

    • 11 sub-modules

    • 6 learning circles

    • 4 interactive sessions

    • one 1:1 consulting session

    Duration: 6 months

    (31st Oct 2020 - 15th May 2021)

    Minimum time commitment required: ~2.5 hours per week

    ** Early bird spots are

    all sold out! **

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