Participants eloquently describe the healing experience of participating in Transform Your Health: Write to Heal. These five quotes highlight the importance of the journey of moving through the six progressive forms of writing involved in this expressive writing class. It is structured to allow making meaning of past traumas or disruptive events, the discovery of new perspectives, connecting with your true self, affirming your gifts and important values and supports the creation of an attainable, positive vision of the future.

Being in the company of others and hearing what they shared allowed me to embrace what I have experienced. Now that I’ve participated I think a little differently. I have a different slant. I’m more positive.

~ Kelly Hill-Ross, Ross/Isabelle Productions, Inc

Transform Your Health: Write to Heal was rewarding and satisfying. The different sessions helped me to address past and present issues in a positive way. You learn to appreciate and respect each person – including yourself. [CLICK TO TWEET] Thank you again for this wonderful experience.

~ participant, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

I hate to write. It’s frustrating for me. But you made it easy. You even told us we could draw or doodle instead of writing, or to help us get started. You made it enjoyable. I felt a lot better when I realized that no one, not even you, would read what I wrote.  I learned a lot about myself, things I didn’t realize I thought or felt. Now that I wrote it all out, I know myself better.

~ participant, Impact Hub, Baltimore

It really helped me discover a lot of things about myself. The sessions brought me new perspectives, and new appreciations of myself and others. I could go on and on, but overall it was soooo worth the commitment. I would do it again!

~ LaCrisha Rose, Parent Leader, Alliance National Parent Partnership Council

Wow. This was one of the greatest decisions I’ve made in a while! It was a very healthy and intentional time for thinking, reflecting, grounding and healing. It provided tools and thoughts to use beyond the class time. It kept my hope alive. It let me process multiple things, and most importantly it helped me see how to be a better version of myself.

~ Kara Keding Georgi, Parent Leader, Alliance National Parent Partnership Council

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Photo: NL Seibel, 2019

 

Updated 9-17-2019. Originally titled 5 Important Things About Writing to Heal.

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