Writing as healing: Two summer 2013 workshops

Workshop: Living with the Loss of a Child

Dianne was invited to facilitate this all-day workshop on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the beautiful International Children’s Memorial Place. See www.icmplace.com.

Workshop description: While very loss brings grief, the loss of a child breaks the circle of life: parents are supposed to die before their children. Using the natural world at the ICMP, participants will do guided writing exercises to explore loss and be surprised by what they discover.

The day was healing and continues through new connections made among participants.

Writing workshop for survivors of domestic violence

Dianne was invited to meet, for nine Wednesday mornings in May and June 2013, with a group of women dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence. I guided them in writing exercises to help them as they worked to create new lives for themselves. Their courage and wisdom as well as their development as writers were awe-inspiring.

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