No topic may be as important in Psychology as resilience -- the ability to face adversity and remain mentally strong. But how exactly do we build that resilience?
Few protagonists illustrate resilience better than Jane Eyre, an orphaned girl who overcame adversity to become an independent woman. In this workshop, expert Astoria Wright will help you explore Jane Eyre as a means to better understand how to build resilience in your own life.
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to define resilience; understand main themes in the novel, Jane Eyre, as they exemplify resilience in the protagonist's life; identify the strategies that help build resilience; and apply these strategies to your own life.
*Pre-reading the book is NOT required to take this workshop.
Astoria Wright is a freelance writer and published author of over 15 cozy mystery novels including the collections: The Faerie Apothecary, A Witch’s Thrift Shop, and A Sassy Sleuth.
In addition, she holds a Masters in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with over 10 years of teaching experience. Wright has read Jane Eyre, one of her inspirations, several times cover to cover and is happy to share the valuable life lessons learned in this riveting classic.
All of our workshops are held over Zoom.
You will receive an email 30 minutes before the workshop begins with the link to join the Zoom meeting. We highly recommend you to create a Zoom account prior to class.
If you do not see the Zoom link in your inbox 30 minutes before the workshop, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM / JUNK MAIL!
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I read the book in high school, time and a stroke help me forget the details.
I love the novel Jane Eyre--have read it numerous times, have written academic papers concerning it, and have taught it to my senior English classes.
And I learned still more about Jane Eyre in Astoria Wright's workshop. Most notably, personally, Ms. Wright drew out the theme of resilience that is shot through the novel and helped me to see that at least part of my enjoyment of the work is that is fosters the nascent resilience within myself.
Ms. Wright is an articulate instructor and draws on sound sources in order to communicate material in a manner that is, at once, both academic in tone and heart-felt in delivery.
This was my first Literature and Pen course, and it will not be the last!