The course more than fully met my expectations. For an introductory course it is extremely rich and there is so much potential. The community was what really buoyed me up – more than I could have imagined. I’m also much more convinced about the therapeutic effect of reflective writing. I’ve moved on issues and I’ve been moved through sharing with the group. I found the on-line environment very safe and it was good for pacing myself. I have to say, though, that 4-5 hours a week would not have done justice to the course and I chose to do much more. I’ve learnt so much about myself and about connecting to others.