• The Healing Power of Storytelling

    Journal keepers, memoirists, and autobiographers have long understood the healing power of personal writing. Today, science confirms it: Telling our stories is good for our health.

    Studies show that as little as 15 minutes of expressive writing a day can dramatically improve your physical and mental well-being. Writing about our thoughts and feelings strengthens the immune system, lowers stress levels, and decreases time spent in the hospital. Writing can enhance our quality of life by moving us to think about disease from different perspectives.

    In this transformational workshop, Mark Matousek guides you in creating an ongoing writing practice for increased clarity, health, and wellness. You engage in a series of writing practices designed to soothe the mind, expose the heart, and awaken profound insight, all in a safe, trusting atmosphere. Using expressive writing to treat our wounds, we lay claim to our essential nature: intelligent, creative, and always changing.


    Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:
    • Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation & Self-Discovery by Mark Matousek
    • Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions by James Pennebaker




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