How Can Writing Help?

Dr. James Pennebaker, a leading researcher in the field of writing and wellness has explained that;

One of the brain's functions is to help us understand events in our lives. Writing helps construct a narrative to contextualize trauma and organize ideas. Until we do this, the brain replays the same non-constructive thought patterns over and over and we become stuck.

Writing about painful and stressful experiences helps us achieve closure, which tells the brain that its work is done. This closure frees us to move on with our lives.

How Can Mindfulness Help?

It is not what happens to us that causes us to suffer; It's what we say to ourselves about what happens, that causes us immense pain.

Mindfulness - the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences occurring in the present moment - helps us overcome our unconscious way of living by putting some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses and empowering us to reshape our relationship with our thoughts and emotions which directly impacts how we experience ourselves and the world around us.

Both Writing and Mindfulness have been clinically validated to help:

  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Relieve stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and more
  • Prevent burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Cultivate personal resilience
  • Enhance sleep quality
  • Boost the immune system
  • Boost confidence and self-esteem
  • Nourish feelings of calm and inner peace
  • Increase clarity and improve decision making
  • And so much more!

Work With Me

If you're keen to explore the healing powers of Writing and Mindfulness so that you feel less stressed, anxious, frustrated and more, and instead, become more confident, loving, happier and free, contact me using the contact button below to discuss how we can work together. 

I design and teach custom workshops and other presentations for individuals and groups where you can learn how to use the healing powers of Writing, Storytelling, and Meditation and Mindfulness to help you explore, process and release trapped emotions and self-limiting beliefs, patterns, and stories about yourself and the world around you.

My workshops offer you so much more than just a writing or meditation experience. They are deeply interactive healing circles in which participants share their experiences in the safe and supportive environment I create, and receive non-judgmental support and constructive feedback from others.

Being heard by an attentive audience is a deeply cathartic and therapeutic part of the healing process.

I also train other professionals such as healthcare providers, school teachers, life coaches, stress management coaches, meditation and mindfulness teachers and more, to teach similar Writing for Wellness/Writing to Heal courses to their patients, clients, or students.

If you or your organization are interested in the above offering, please contact me to discuss how we can work together.

*There is no prior writing or meditation experience required to benefit from my life-transformative workshops. All you need is a willingness to journey deeply inwards.