Upcoming Events

*MORE SESSIONS COMING in early 2023!*  Please be in touch if you would like to participate!

Event #1 

Pain Meets Pen: Quieting Chronic Pain with Therapeutic Writing™ 

As someone with chronic pain, you have likely been told, “Learn to live with it.” But how? Or, “Listen to your body.” But what does that mean for you as a unique individual?

Therapeutic writing is an evidence-based practice for improving physical and mental health and overall well-being.
In this groundbreaking course, you will explore your relationship with chronic pain through expressive writing, alongside a supportive peer community, as you gently enter the space between your present life and one you desire and deserve.

“Pain Meets Pen”™ is a virtual, eight-week interactive workshop that meets once weekly. Each session includes:

-Psycho-education

-Mindfulness activities

-Structured writing exercises (uniquely designed for this course)

-Group sharing (sharing is always optional)

-“Take-home” journaling prompts and other exercises to practice in-between sessions (also optional)

-Expertly facilitated guidance and a community of support

During our last class, you will complete a personalized writing and wellness plan to use moving forward.

ALL FALL SESSIONS ARE FULL – please check back soon for Winter dates – beginning in early 2023!)

TIDBITS:

-No writing or journaling experience necessarygroups/workshops welcome folks all along the continuum, from new or curious to long-time journal writers.
-While this is an interactive, engaging group, your writing is sacred and sharing is always optional.
-In the spirit of replicating “in-person” community to the extent possible, we ask that your video camera stays on during group to the extent possible (with the exception of breaks).
-Although this workshop offers therapeutic benefits, it is not a substitute for group or individual psychotherapy

For more information and a no-fee intake session to determine if Pain Meets Pen™ or the Journaling Circle is the right workshop for you (required prior to registration), please contact Elisa Friedlander, LMFT, LPCC at elisa@inktoinsight.com

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Event #2: 

Journaling Circle: Life Changes, Transitions, and the Unknown 

What life change(s) are you noticing? Considering? Anticipating? Presently navigating?

Whether desired (and celebratory!) or unwanted (and perhaps wholly unwelcome!), change often involves elements of uncertainty and the “unknown.” Journaling is a powerful (okay, I’ll say it: magical) tool for self-discovery, one that is evidence-based for enhanced wellness – and an inviting space to process personal, relational, seasonal, societal, or global change and transition.

But how do we begin? And how do we expand or deepen our existing journaling practice?

In this warm, supportive virtual community, with expertly guided facilitation, we learn and practice multiple creative journaling approaches to help us explore, navigate, and shift our relationship with potential or actual life change.

October 9 – November 13, 2022 (FULL-please check back soon for Winter dates – beginning in early 2023!

TIDBITS:
-No writing or journaling experience necessarygroups/workshops welcome folks all along the continuum, from new or curious to long-time journal writers.
-While this is an interactive, engaging group, your writing is sacred and sharing is always optional.
-In the spirit of replicating “in-person” community to the extent possible, we ask that your video camera stays on during group to the extent possible (with the exception of breaks).
-Although this workshop offers therapeutic benefits, it is not a substitute for group or individual psychotherapy.

For more information and a no-fee intake session to determine if either the Journaling Circle or Pain Meets Pen™ is the right course for you (required prior to registration), please contact Elisa Friedlander, LMFT, LPCC at elisa@inktoinsight.com

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