Winter Workshop

WORKSHOPS WITH WILMA WINTER 2019

KNOW YOUR ANCESTORS CANMORE - 4 Sessions
Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2019 Arts Place

Create stories to enrich future
generations. Bring photos, letters, artefacts or stories to help you explore,
reflect and write about your place in the history of your family. Imaginative
exercises and meditations will enable you to glean the wisdom and legacy of
your ancestry.


Calgary Board of Education - Chinook Learning Services

Managing Workplace Emotions
You can't change conflict and opposing points of view in the workplace. You can, however, change the way you react. Become more emotionally aware, harness your emotions and express them positively with control, confidence and composure.
Friday 1st March 2019 12.30pm -3.30pm

Conflict Resolution for the Workplace
Successful conflict resolvers are not born; they are trained. Build your skills as an effective conflict resolver and mediator. Learn to recognize conflict patterns and what triggers and escalates conflict in others, master strategies that reduce conflict escalation, assert yourself confidently and give constructive feedback. These skills will help you work more productively and harmoniously with clients, colleagues and superiors. See Course Outline.
Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile

Fridays 8th and 15th March 2019 9.00 - 3.30pm

My story straw to gold
We live our life forwards, yet read it backwards. Discover the unique story that your life makes as you reflect on where your desires, struggles, and insights have taken you. Learn to use free-fall writing, guided meditation, and discussion to put your conflicts into a bigger picture and see yourself as the hero/heroine in your own wandering journey even as it is happening. No previous writing experience is necessary.
Read Course Reviews. Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile
http://www.chinooklearningservices.com/

Entangled Enchantments

Entangled Enchantments
My very first collection of poetry. These poems celebrate my journey on the uncharted waters of the feminine. For your very own copy purchase at Cafe Books, Canmore, or Pages in Kensington, Calgary or contact www.wilmarubens.com

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My creativity flower

The large salmon flowers of my Amaryllis have a short shelf life. Their beauty held in transient fragility.

It last flowered three years ago around Christmas and filled my life with its delicate perfection for two weeks then faded and withered. Carefully I repotted, watered, and kept it in the light until joy of joys last month I saw the green bulbous tips of not one, but three new buds appear, just like magic. Again the loveliness of the flowers was breathtaking.

Once more the flowers discoloured and shrunk, dictated by the plants inner rhythms. The lush green leaves produced nutrients and the food it needed. In time these too will wilt and fade. The bulb will sit in its ceramic pot for a few months as if dead. In time I anticipate the miracle of its flowering will be repeated.



Seasonal cycles, blooming and dying like the monthly cycles of the moon are so natural yet not what I expect for my creativity. I want my creativity to bloom and dazzle all year round. My weekly, monthly and yearly cycles demand to be honoured. The roots of my writing life ask for patience with the dull times when nothing much seems to happen and tell me the darkness is necessary for gestation. I have learned, my inner artist needs to be tenderly nurtured with friendship, encouragement, stimulation, and laughter. My creative dream will blossom in its own time.