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July 2024: Pain Meets Pen™ 3-week Journaling Circle 

Please contact Elisa@inktoinsight.com if interested!

August 2024: Journaling with Joy! 

Please contact Elisa@inktoinsight.com if interested!

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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 workshop, you are invited to explore your relationship with chronic pain and disability 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, six-session interactive workshop that meets twice weekly for one month. Each session includes:

  • Structured writing exercises uniquely designed for folks with chronic pain
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Group sharing (sharing is always optional – you determine your level of participation)
  • Psycho-education
  • Journaling prompts and handouts for between-session practice (also optional)
  • Guidance from a uniquely qualified, sought-after chronic pain expert who also lives with chronic pain
  • A supportive, confidential peer community
  • During our last session, you will complete a personalized writing and wellness plan to use moving forward

TIDBITS:

-No writing or journaling experience necessary. Workshops are intentionally designed to welcome folks all along the continuum, from the new and curious to lifelong journal writers. Our focus is process, not product; self-discovery and healing, not craft.

-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 and cultivating a safe, welcoming space for sharing and witnessing, we ask that your video camera be on during workshop sessions. If you have any concerns about this, please be in touch.

-Although this workshop offers evidence-based therapeutic benefits, it is a personal development workshop and not a substitute for group or individual psychotherapy.

“I have recommended (Pain Meets Pen™) to friends… a really great way to explore, discover, transform, heal, listen to, and be with chronic pain in a softer, more compassionate, and understanding way. I loved sharing with other people, being witnessed, inspired, and moved by others…”  Becky R.

CURRENT SESSION IS FULL

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

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Journaling Circle: Life Changes, Transitions, and the Unknown   – CURRENT SESSION IS FULL

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.

Journaling Circle: Life Changes, Transitions, and the Unknown workshops are FULL until June 2024. Please check back and/or contact me to add your name to the waiting list.

-No writing or journaling experience necessary. Workshops are intentionally designed to welcome folks all along the continuum, from the new and curious to lifelong journal writers. Our focus is process, not product; self-discovery, not craft.

-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 and cultivating a safe, welcoming space for sharing and witnessing, we ask that your video camera be on during workshop sessions to the extent possible. If you have any concerns about this, please be in touch.

-Although this workshop offers evidence-based therapeutic benefits, it is a personal development workshop and not a substitute for group or individual psychotherapy.

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

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