At Writing Ourselves Whole, we believe in the power of transformative writing practice for trauma survivors and others. Writing allows us to restory experiences of trauma and reconnect those parts of ourselves we are trained to hide. Through writing together and offering one another deep generosity and kind witness, we find language for what was never meant to be spoken, and create beauty from the “unspeakable” stuff of our lives.
We believe in the power of story, the joy of writing, and the depth of human creative resilience. We believe in the power of community to hold, witness and celebrate the stories that we have been told are unspeakable. And we believe– particularly for survivors of trauma– in the liberatory uses of writing our desire. Find out more about our writing group philosophy and what you can expect from participating in a Writing Ourselves Whole group.
“I love the voices of every writer. Truly, I have been deeply fed by drinking in what others write. (I have thoroughly enjoyed writing too.) I love this format and the safety created by your presence, heart, group structure, and everyone participating.”
– A Write Whole participant
All writing groups are facilitated by Jen Cross, MA-TLA, who’s worked with trauma survivors for more than fifteen years, and, as a trauma survivor herself, has used writing practice (both alone and in community) to transform and heal many aspects of her own life.
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