Words for Change workshop

Type Tasting x #mindmonsters present

Words for Change:
Rewriting the Stories that Shape You

What would a successful and confident life and career look like for you?

In this hands-on day you’ll develop your communication skills, creativity, lateral thinking, empathy and self-command in a workshop designed to give you highly effective strategies to make progress in your life and career.

Workshop with Hazel Gale & Sarah Hyndman
Saturday 17th November, 10am to 4.30pm
£250 per person / Earlybird ticket £200 (maximum 10 participants)
The Chocolate Factory, Farleigh Place, London N16 7SX

Get in touch if you’re interested in the professional development version of this workshop.

"I was very excited by the feeling I came away with: a sense of potential, a newfound respect for change and also a fresh wave of love for myself, my courage and vulnerability. This is a system that should be on the national curriculum!" Lucy Fry, author and journalist

Type Tasting x #mindmonsters workshop

What would a successful and confident life look like for you? And, what if you could discover a way of achieving that life by creatively exploring the things that hold you back?  

We'll show you how to make mentors our of your (mind) monsters in a transformative one-day workshop with Hazel Gale and Sarah Hyndman.

You’ll be guided through a series of activities to reveal the amazing resources you have, which will enable you to create real and positive change in your life. You’ll explore the psychology of self-sabotage and how you can overcome it through personal exploration and creative expression.

This session takes place with a small and supportive small group of like-minded people in a relaxing, wooden-floored space in a converted Victorian chocolate factory, with lashings of tea, biscuits and inspiring conversation. It can also be block-booked by a company or organisation and tailored to your specific requirements.

Cognitive hypnotherapist and author Hazel Gale’s scientific understanding of personal change creates the framework, as she guides you throughout the day. Activites are led by Sarah Hyndman who teaches you how to use the suggestive quality of words and letterforms as powerful tools of self-expression. They’ve combined their expertise to create a day in which you’ll engage with the theory on a deeper level through hands-on exploration and visualisation.

This is a creative and genuinely transformational session that harnesses emotion, mixed-media and the unconscious mind. It is a day of drawing, sounds, expressive writing, psychological theory and the science of typography and self-suggestion.

"It was the most useful and rewarding way possible to spend a Saturday! I felt really empowered and that change is possible." 

Type Tasting x #mindmonsters workshop

Suitable for

• Curious adults who want to make a difference in their lives.
• No prior experience or drawing skills are required.

This hands-on day is for you if you want to develop your communication skills, creativity, lateral thinking, empathy and self-command in a workshop designed to give you highly effective strategies to make progress in your life and career.

Learning outcomes

• Improve your self-awareness and your ability to express emotions productively.

• Develop your emotional intelligence and your capacity to really listen and empathise—both to others and to yourself.

• Learn how to understand your unwanted emotional or behivoural responses, and aquire a powerful tool for interrupting them.

• Master a creative psychological process for letting go of self-sabotaging behavior.

• Engage with the theory on a deeper level through hands-on exploration and visualisations.

• Using visual metaphors and writing as powerful forms of expressive exploration means that you get the most out of this transformational day, but only reveal the group what you feel comfortable to share.

Take away

We’ll send you home with a bundle of exciting goodies including a copy of Fight by Hazel Gale, the limited first edition The Type Taster by Sarah Hyndman, a sketchbook and a cognitive hypnotherapy recording to listen to.

Words for Change workshop
Type Tasting x #mindmonsters workshop


Cognitive hypnotherapist Hazel Gale, author of the book Fight and creator of the #MindMonsters project.

Graphic designer and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman, author of Why Fonts Matter, and How to Draw Type & Influence People.

Hazel Gale
Sarah Hyndman


The workshop is on the first floor of a converted Victorian Chocolate Factory overlooking a pretty cobbled courtyard surrounded by artist’s studios. It is nestled in a quiet street between Dalston and Stoke Newington (please note that access is via an external metal staircase). The nearest stations are Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland, and there are plenty of buses (the nearest stop is Princess May Road).


There are lots of cafés nearby for lunch, alternatively you're welcome to bring a packed lunch with you. There will be plenty of hot and cold drinks and snacks available throughout the day.


Please get in touch with either Sarah or Hazel if you have any questions about this session.

“Fun, engaging, accessible, natural and the impact was immediate for everyone taking part.”

“Great balance of softer skills like compassion, kindness, playfulness and creating a sense of community with the ‘harder’ aspects of providing data, examples, being direct and instructive. Life-changing.”