Taking part in this course has been a wonderful, profound experience and a powerful stage in a journey. I have got so much more from the course than I initially expected, due to its depth and breadth and how carefully it has been put together by Anne and Victoria. I have also been so enriched by the interaction and connection with all the other participants. I feel privileged to have got a peek into people’s lives through their writing, and without exception I have been enlightened, challenged, inspired and affected by the parallel journeys of all the members of this very special group. There is something about the online environment which has been very liberating. Removing the possibility of face-to-face embarrassment or reticence has freed me to be more open and take more risks with what I share.