Although it might not seem obvious at first, therapists have a surprising amount in common with writers. In our work, we’re surrounded by stories, and learning how to listen for them is the essence of the clinician’s task. Plus, by attuning to the subtleties of being human, therapists can bring language to life and give fresh expression to emotion, the hallmarks of engaging writing. However, too many therapists lack the time and space to explore these gifts more fully on the page. Take advantage of the creative space this workshop will offer to:
- Harness your empathic experience and translate it into a “voice on paper” through writing exercises and group discussion
- Play with language to bring out the extraordinary in even the simplest occurrences
- Tap into your creativity to challenge your usual way of thinking
- Bypass insecurities, build confidence, and reclaim joy in the writing process
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Martha Manning, PhD, is a writer and clinical psychologist who has written five books, including Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface. She’s published frequently in the Networker as well as other magazines.