With so many healing and transformative modalities available to us today, why write?

Transforming our language is one way we transform our lives.

Writing Ourselves Whole workshops and writing groups consist of exercise-initiated and permissive writing spaces, in which writers are encouraged to play, risk, stretch and celebrate their complex, full, and fully-brilliant selves.

We use the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method to create a space in which we’re supported to take risks in our work, to dive into the stories that may have resisted the telling.

I am available to work with agencies, organizations and providers, as an adjunct to the very important services they provide. Writing workshops (either one-time or multi-session) create the opportunity for new levels of work and healing. Exercises can be chosen to focus on particular topics or areas of learning. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma, LGBTQQI youth, homeless women, adult students, and many more groups.

Use the Workshops menu above to find out more about individual offerings!

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  2. Hi there!

    I’m a writing facilitator, writing to you from Toronto. I love your site (and am very jealous of your Dorothy Allison retreat!) I wanted to drop a quick line to say hello. There aren’t a lot of us doing this work, and I think it’s nice to know one another.

    I’ve been running workshops for about 4 years, and over the months have added correspondence classes, retreats and one-on-one work. It’s a full living now, and I love it beyond reason.

    For the most part, my workshops are less healing-oriented than what I imagine happening in yours. My angle is more around getting your creativity flowing and telling your stories. Of course, lots of healing happens in the room, but my background is in community development, not a more therapeutic medium, so I’ve shied away from taking a more overtly therapeutic approach.

    That said, I often get requests to do work that’s more theraputic, and I’m curious if I can send any of that work your way. I know I have students who might be interested in your workshops with survivors specifically.

    Do you do any work by distance? E-classes or phone coaching? I’m just curious. I love sharing my amazing community. There aren’t enough of “us” out there!

    Very warmly,
    Chris Kay Fraser
    (Firefly Creative Writing)

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