In these pages, we become familiar with writers' stories of healing: Isabel Allende deals with the anguish of sitting near her comatose daughter's bedside by beginning to compose a letter to her that eventually becomes the memoir Paula. She looks at the cutting-edge scientific research on the subject and presents dozens of anecdotes of famous writers and beginners in the field to illuminate her theory that writing can repair pain--and keep our demons at bay.
. She draws on the journals, diaries, and works of dozens of famous writers and students of the craft to illustrate how people "change physically and psychologically when they work on projects that grow from a deep, letters, authentic place. With insight and wit, she illuminates how writers, from Virginia Woolf to Henry Miller to Audre Lorde to Isabel Allende, have been transformed by the wiring process.
Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives #ad - The healing power comes from the reflection on the pain we are living through. Henry miller, june, despondent when his wife, left him for another woman and contemplating suicide, instead works through the night on a story that details his life with June. Desalvo writes with remarkable insight of a wide range of writers who have found that their work helped them to heal, Djuna Barnes, including Audre Lorde, Jamaica Kincaid, Peter Handke, Kenzaburo Oe, Alice Walker, and Mark Doty.
The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and CreativitySt. Martin's Griffin #ad - The art of slow writing is the antidote to self-help books that preach the idea of fast-writing, finishing a novel a year, and quick revisions. Desalvo describes the work habits of successful writers among them, Nobel Prize laureates so that readers can use the information provided to develop their identity as writers and transform their writing lives.
It includes anecdotes from classic American and international writers such as John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf and D. Desalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time. She writes in the same supportive manner that encourages her students, using the slow writing process to help them explore the complexities of craft.
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St martin s Griffin. Desalvo skillfully and gently guides writers to not only start their work, but immerse themselves fully in the process and create texts they will treasure. Lawrence as well as contemporary authors such as Michael Chabon, Ian McEwan, Junot Diaz, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Salman Rushdie.
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It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful. St martin s Griffin. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research.
Opening Up by Writing It Down, Third Edition: How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain #ad - The third edition incorporates findings from hundreds of recent studies and includes practical exercises to help you try expressive writing for yourself. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health.
The Art of Inquiry: A Depth-Psychological PerspectiveSpring Publications Inc #ad - The new second chapter offers a basic introduction to depth psychology for thoughtful, inquisitive readers, one that follows its connections to myth, religion, and indigenous practices of healing. This edition also enlarges the scope of the conversation by including more expert voices, and novelists as well as scholars of religion, anthropology, including philosophers, poets, mythology, and neurobiology.
The third, expanded edition includes two new chapters. Borrowing from their expertise as scholars and teachers, they blend philosophy and practice to describe what scholarly research undertaken from the perspective of the soul might look like and to account for the exceptional experience of psychological inquiry at its best.
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Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-MakingTarcherPerigee #ad - Powerful and exciting, poetic Medicine illustrates the unique role that poem-making can have in addressing the situations that lead us to renewal in our lives. John fox's book is designed for readers wanting to tap their creative energy in order to make a difference in the world, therapists, writers, parents and their children, couples, including educators, and the infirm.
This gift enables us to access unlimited spiritual resources that restore our genuine voices and meaning in our lives, while healing and creatively satisfying us. Discussed are numerous stories of people from the author's workshops who exemplify how poetry has aided them I becoming more whole. Guilford Pubn.
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With the poetic tools, acknowledging, accepting, readers can start now to make their own poems while addressing, and accounts the author supplies in Poetic Medicine, instruction, and taking charge of their lives. St martin s Griffin. As the author demonstrates, we all possess the ability to write.
Expressive Writing: Words that HealIdyll Arbor #ad - The book looks at the most serious issues and helps the reader process them. Guilford Pubn. Expressive writing: words that Heal provides research results, in layman's terms, which demonstrate how and when expressive writing can improve health. It explains why writing can often be more helpful than talking when dealing with trauma, and it prepares the reader for their writing experience.
. From the instructions: ''Write about what keeps you awake at night. The emotional upheaval bothering you the most and keeping you awake at night is a good place to start writing. Includesa basic four-day, 20-minute daily writing session programA six-week writing program using a different technique each weekAdditional techniques for expressive writingInstructions on how to analyze what was written St martin s Griffin.
Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth - Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal of Your LifeGrand Central Publishing #ad - A nationally known therapist provides a powerful tool for better living--a step-by-step method to personal growth, creative expression, and career enhancement through journal writing. Journal to the self: 22 Paths to Personal Growth. St martin s Griffin. Guilford Pubn.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States ReVisioning American HistoryBeacon Press #ad - Journal to the self: 22 Paths to Personal Growth. 2015 recipient of the american book awardthe first history of the united States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.
The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. And as dunbar-ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture, through writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Walt Whitman, and in the highest offices of government and the military.
Shockingly, as the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by US Army general Thomas S. Guilford Pubn. Now, acclaimed historian and activist roxanne dunbar-ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, for the first time, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States ReVisioning American History #ad - In an indigenous peoples’ history of the united states, dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. St martin s Griffin.
Jesup, who, in 1836, wrote of the Seminoles: “The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.
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St martin s Griffin. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma #ad - Guilford Pubn. Beacon Press. Bessel van der kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. 1 new york times bestseller“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.
Alexander mcfarlane, director of the centre for traumatic Stress StudiesA pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller Trauma is a fact of life. In the body keeps the score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, self-control, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, and trust.