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Writing for Wellness - Session 1

Writing for Wellness - Session 1 - (Adult)

Feb 12, 2018
(6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

It's true: Writing heals. Writing can be our medicine. Hundreds of research studies over the last 30 years have shown that simple, proven journaling techniques can boost well-being in body, mind, and spirit. In this no-cost two-session class, you will learn to harness the power of these techniques for yourself on paper or screen. You will learn how your body and brain react to what you write -- and how you can use journaling to build healthier habits. Journaling has no rules, it can be done in only minutes at a time, and you need not be a "good" writer. All you need is to give yourself permission to embark on your own healing journey through writing. The techniques you learn will be yours for a lifetime.

Pencil and paper will be provided, but feel free to bring a journal, notebook, laptop or tablet if you prefer.

No journaling experience necessary!

Barbara Stahura became a certified journal facilitator through the Center for Journal Therapy in 2011 and became a Transitions Writing Specialist in 2017. Today she presents journaling programs under the umbrella of A Living, Breathing Story: Journaling to Discover Your Empowered Self. She is the main author of "After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story," the acclaimed journaling book for people with brain injury. Barbara has presented a variety of programs for audiences across the U.S. She is a member of the faculty of the Therapeutic Writing Institute and of the IAJW's Journal Council. She now lives in Newburgh, Indiana with her husband, a survivor of traumatic brain injury and her inspiration to dive into this journaling work. More information can be found at

Event Location:

Willard Library Browning Gallery

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