Rochester Writes: Writing to Heal Online
According the the Journal of the American Medical Association, the health benefits of writing were so powerful that “were the authors to have provided similar outcome evidence for a new drug, it likely would be in widespread use within a short time...”
Learn about the amazing research on the physical, emotional, and mental benefits of expressive writing done the right way. Studies have shown that writing:
~boosts the immune system,
~lowers blood pressure,
~reduces pain and insomnia,
~changes the way traumatic memories are stored in the brain,
~increases the ability to think clearly and problem-solve,
~lifts people's moods and helps them connect to themselves and others.
If you are dealing with health problems, grief, job loss, past trauma, or life transitions, structured writing will help you with integration and resilience. Our prompts are designed to promote self-discovery and healing through journaling, poetry and storytelling. This process is great for people who want to gain insight into their own lives or need a way to achieve well-being in the midst of stressful situations.
This is an online four-part series offered via Zoom. Access to a computer or other device and the internet is necessary to participate. A commitment to attend all sessions is requested. Space is limited and registration is required. Please only register once for the first session - this will automatically register you for the entire series. A Zoom invite and any other necessary details will be sent out to all registrants before the first class.
Instructor Anais Salibian, M.A., is a retired practitioner of therapeutic bodywork and award-winning writing teacher of creative non-fiction. Especially in Memoir classes, she finds that her students undergo a similar process as her clients—discovering truths about their lives that lead to more wholeness. Decades of research on the power of writing to heal reveal that the healing components are the very techniques taught in her writing classes. Her classes range from focusing on the details of craft to writing, sharing, and providing feedback in ways that help develop community.
- Dates & Times:
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, November 8, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, November 15, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, November 22, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, November 29, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, December 6, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, December 13, 2021
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Central Library
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.