June 5, 2019
$315 | 8 Weeks
Want to figure out a way to get over a loss, lift yourself out of a rut, understand and move on from a traumatic event, enhance your immune system, or just learn a basic skill for living a happier life? Pick up a pen and paper or open your laptop, because scientific research has shown that expressive writing can be a powerful elixir for what ails you. Studies have proven that putting a pen to the page can enhance memory and lead to greater insight and more positivity, and minimize disease symptoms, help wounds heal faster, soothe mood disorders, and cut down on doctor visits.
It’s the nature of any type of writing or art to help a person understand his or her place in the world. When calamity strikes or the bumps and bangs of life become intense, this is even more true. Transformation can occur when we tell our stories. Write. Reframe. Rewrite. Understand.
In this class, we will learn and practice tools for writing expressively, read published essays as examples to spring from in our own writing and discuss those that are related to the topic of health and healing. At the end of eight weeks, you will come away with eight short essays or essay starts that you can further refine, turn into a collage, or use as a catalyst for a longer, more comprehensive piece. You will also come away with a better understanding of how writing can lead you toward wellness.