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Transformative Language Arts Network
Transformative Language Arts is the intentional use of spoken, written, or sung word for social and personal transformation.  This includes community building, ecological advocacy, social activism, personal growth and development, health and healing, and spiritual growth.

 

ARTreach – Non-profit educational outreach
ARTreach recognizes the essential role the arts play in enhancing the lives of people in the community, and the effect arts education has on developing young people and the enriching the lives of the elderly and others with special needs.

 

Center for Journal Therapy
Kathleen Adams is one of the living masters in the field of writing and healing. The mission of the Center for Journal Therapy is to make the healing art of journal writing accessible to all who desire self-directed change through outreach.  Books, speaking engagements, workshops, consultations, audiotapes and papers bring Adams’ wisdom to people and helping professionals.

 

Brave Voice
Founded by Kelley Hunt & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Brave Voice helps people find, develop and share their writing, singing and songwriting, establish and deepen their artistic practice, and use their art and practice for living with greater vitality, heart and soul.

 

The Institute for Poetic Medicine
The Institute for Poetic Medicine is a non-profit organization dedicated to healing body, mind and spirit through the creative and therapeutic process of hearing and writing poetry.

 

The Scholar’s Voice Writing Workshops
Helping professionals and scholars in the health sciences, particularly nurses, become skilled, confident writers with an appreciation and joy for beautifully crafted language.

 

Dr. James W. Pennebaker, “Writing to Heal”
For nearly 20 years, Dr. James W. Pennebaker has been giving people an assignment: write down your deepest feelings about an emotional upheaval in your life for 15 or 20 minutes a day for four consecutive days. Many of those who followed his simple instructions have found their immune systems strengthened. Others have seen their grades improved. Sometimes entire lives have changed.

 

Wellness & Writing Connections
Wellness & Writing Connections, founded by Dr. John Evans, is a community of professionals and lay people examining the interdisciplinary connections between overall health and expressive or creative writing as a therapeutic practice.