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Writing to Heal: Visual Journaling

Are you dealing with health problems, grief, job loss, past trauma, life transitions or stress? You are welcome to this class whether you already write or not. You’ll learn writing exercises and skills you can use for the rest of your life to know yourself better and help restore physical and emotional health.

When you combine written and visual journaling, you get a powerful resource for self-discovery, insight and integration. Your conscious mind is verbal; your body carries information you need and delivers it through sensation and imagery. You can access this inner wisdom through drawing and writing exercises that interact with your picture. Some art supplies will be provided; you’re advised to bring your own markers, colored pencils, pastels, crayons, etc. No talent or art experience is necessary; this is a natural and fun process.

Anais Salibian, M.A., owner of Awareness Heals, has a private practice in therapeutic bodywork and teaches classes and workshops in creative non-fiction. Especially in Memoir classes, she found that her students were experiencing similar benefits as her clients. Then she discovered decades of research on the power of writing to heal, research that revealed that the healing components were the very techniques taught in her writing classes! Anais is very excited to integrate her two professional modalities.

Anais has taught at local colleges, community organizations, trauma conferences and Writers & Books for over 30 years. She has an exceptional ability to create a safe place, ask the right questions and work with diverse groups. In 2004, she was awarded the Teacher of Adults Award for the Creation and Appreciation of Literature by Writers & Books.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gates - Library Meeting Room
Gates Public Library
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