Until taking this course, I didn’t know I had it in me to be this creative. Elisa brought out so many feelings and emotions that I understand now but didn’t understand before. Take this course, you’ll love it! ~ June Dressler, Journaling Workshop participant


“Taking a workshop with Elisa as Facilitator is a most enriching experience. Her kind and caring way, and her willingness to connect on a deeper level with compassion leads us to a new awareness of self and other.” ~ Florence Slomowitz, Spiritual Writing Group participant


“Elisa is a talented writer as well as an inspiring and motivational group facilitator. She is insightful and sensitive and shares herself openly and honestly in both her writing and discussion. She offers generous praise to her writing companions, bringing out the best in everyone and encouraging them to express themselves freely and creatively. Maybe most important, she is a warm, caring, welcoming human being with a great sense of humor and creativity. ~ Mary Silva, Writing Group participant


“You appeared so calm and focused and projected an aura of serenity that was contagious…. I learned from you. I want to give you a big “Thank You” for your excellent presentation.” ~ Gordon Dickerson (Chairman, Medical Education Committee, Rogue Valley Manor), Hearing Loss Workshop participant


“I’ve been a participant in Elisa’s Chronic Pain Support Group for almost two years. As an introvert, I shy away from most groups. Elisa’s group has been the exception. She is an excellent and skilled facilitator, a kind and empathic listener, and a positive beam of light.  The group meetings are supportive and inspiring, and over time I have gained valuable insight about how to live my life to the fullest.  I highly recommend any group led by Elisa!” ~ Alice Greenwald, Chronic Pain Group participant


“I have had the privilege and honor to work alongside Elisa leading a spiritual writing group.  Elisa is organized, thorough, efficient, articulate, creative, wise, and loving.   She can hold simultaneously both the large and small picture, the vision, and the details. She brings her inner compass of equity, inclusivity, and respect to every encounter.   She wants to learn and grow from others as she teaches and guides with such skill and insight. She leads with strength (that is also gentle) and significant experience, thus creating an environment that is safe, affirming, generative, and meaningful.” ~ Rabbi Julie Benioff, Temple Emek Shalom, Co-facilitator, Spiritual Writing Group


If you’re looking to be part of a community with an amazing, uplifting teacher with a heart of gold, take this journaling class. Elisa will lead you on a new journey where you’ll uplift your heart and spirit and find new roads to yourself and to the worldBecause of Elisa’s skills and experience – and her personality – she was able to meet the needs of individuals and the group. I looked forward to coming each week – it was an incredible experience! ~ Jessica K., Journaling Group Participant


“Ms. Friedlander is a warm, knowledgeable, and affirming facilitator who offers helpful insight on your therapeutic journey. I highly recommend her services.” ~ Jennifer C., Chronic Pain Support Group participant


“(Elisa) is a wonderful, supportive teacher/facilitator of writing, creating an environment that draws out each person’s unique wisdom & voice!” ~ Elizabeth Markell, Spiritual Writing Groups Participant