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Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling our Stories Transforms Our Lives ~ Louise DeSalvoWriting as a Way of Healing: How Telling our Stories Transforms Our Lives ~ Louise DeSalvo
How writing can be used to recover from trauma and as a tool for personal growth: encouragement and suggestions from a professor of literature and creative writing.

 

 

Opening Up: The Healing Power of Confiding in Others ~ James PennebakerOpening Up: The Healing Power of Confiding in Others ~ James Pennebaker
Personal self-disclosure boosts emotional and physical health. Psychologist James W. Pennebaker’s clinical research sheds light on the mind body connection, interwoven with case studies on secret-keeping, confession and the price of silence.

 

 

 

The Power of Words: A TLA Reader ~ Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Janet Tallman, EditorsThe Power of Words: A TLA Reader ~ Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Janet Tallman, Editors
Using the spoken, written and sung word for personal and social transformation.

 

 

 

 

Writing to Save Your Life ~ Michele WeldonWriting to Save Your Life ~ Michele Weldon
Using one’s own words to honor life’s difficulties and blessings.

 

 

 

 

 

Scribing the Soul ~ Kathleen AdamsScribing the Soul ~ Kathleen Adams
Practical, powerful guidance on writing to heal body, psyche and soul.

 

 

 

 

 

Finding what You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making ~ John FoxFinding what You Didn’t Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making ~ John Fox
Mastering imagery, sound, metaphor, rhythm, and other poetic elements for poems that explore the unique perceptions, feelings, and visions that make us who we truly are.

 

 

 

Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making ~ John FoxPoetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making ~ John Fox
Tools and instruction on how to begin writing poetry as a form of healing.

 

 

 

 

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls ~ Mary PiperReviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls ~ Mary Piper
Adolescent girls have to struggle to maintain a sense of themselves among the mixed messages they receive from society, their schools and families. How girls can build and maintain a strong sense of self, keeping a diary, observing their social context and distinguishing between thoughts and feelings.

 

 

Writing Alone and With Others ~ Pat SchneiderWriting Alone and With Others ~ Pat Schneider
Helping writers find and liberate their true voices.

 

 

 

 

 

Saved By a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words ~ Kim RosenSaved By a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words ~ Kim Rosen
“This book… suggests that turning to poetry can become a necessary practice, like turning off a water faucet or not using a plastic bag. . . . For those who are afraid of poetry, this is a door opening; for those who love poetry, this is a sure deepening.” - Eve Ensler

 

 

 

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity ~ Julia CameronThe Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity ~ Julia Cameron
Julia Cameron’s set of helpful methods for maximizing the creativity and productivity of artists.