Writing to Heal, Writing to Grow
The idea behind Writing to Heal, Writing to Grow, founded by Margie Davis, is that writing our stories frees up buried emotions and thoughts, giving rise to revelations about how we have lived our lives. The site offers Online, classroom, and individual writing programs to examine and understand life's events.
The writing courses at Writing to Heal, Writing to Grow are based on research which shows that writing deep thoughts and feelings about stressful events helps some people to heal, both emotionally and physically. Participants are guided through writing exercizes that allow their facts and feelings about life's events to rise to the surface, making way for insights that help them understand more fully who they have become.
There are courses specific to cancer patients and to caregivers, as well as more general classes in personal essay writing. To reach the site click on the link provided in the first paragraph.