what is therapeutic writing?
It’s like having a therapist in your pocket! (That is, if you carry your journal and pen.)
You can learn to use my writing technique as a therapeutic tool for the purpose of personal growth, working through a difficult time in your life or thinking deeper about a question you may have. It can be used by itself or in addition to other forms of therapy. Writing can be there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Writing will never judge you as you open up. It’s often easier to write something down and work through it than it is to talk about it. That being said, using writing to work on the questions you have about yourself can enhance and facilitate a faster growth process and can be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy, if needed.
Is this just journaling? No, it’s much more than that. I will guide you through a thoughtful writing process, using several exercises to begin unraveling the topic you have chosen to dive deeper into in each session. The group is there to support each other through discussion on process and not on your content, so everything remains private, but in a group setting to learn and grow. In individual web sessions, you can get personalized attention from me, your facilitator, learn and practice the tools and get to ask me questions privately, from the comfort of your own home.
We are a world full of people who need each other, and at the same time, sometimes the best insights we can gain, come from deep within ourselves. By using writing as a therapeutic tool, I hope to empower people to find their own truths within, to grow both personally and professionally to be the best version of yourself. Our work is often emotionally challenging, building resilience is the single most important factor in avoiding burnout. I want to help build that resilience in you! Once we become truly honest with ourselves and aware of our core emotions and how to manage them, we can move toward positive life change.
To affect change in the world, we have to support our workers. People in the helping professions including social work, healthcare, education, legal services, and many other fields deserve to get help to build resilience to prevent burnout. Agencies can retain their workforce by providing the proper support for their workers. My goal is to provide this kind of service to individuals who seek it for themselves and for agencies to create an environment for their staff to thrive. It is my mission to support professionals in the human services field to explore, process and heal from the effects of the difficult work they do, explore themselves personally to grow and develop stronger resilience. I want you to have what I need in my own journey and in building my own resiliency in social work practice.