How is writing therapy intertwined in memoir writing?

Writing Therapy and Memoir Writing: how do they intersect?

Some of you may be familiar with the term writing therapy, and others may not. It has been discussed in the public sphere more widely now, which is excellent. I stumbled upon the power of writing therapy after going through a traumatic event. I will explain this more in my presentation. But let me say that it’s a powerful tool that can allow you to be free from emotions towards events in your life.

Writing therapy is used in conjunction with your normal counsellor/psychologist who can guide you through the process of unlocking deep emotions and experiencing freedom from these. Memoir writing brings out the kaleidoscope of events in our lives, some of these were painful and others triumphant and positive.

Writing therapy has been studied for more than 30 years by psychologists all around the world, but firstly by Dr Pennebaker in the US. He studied the effects of writing honestly every day about painful events and found the participants experienced significant physical, emotional and mental benefits.

On the Greenleaf Memoir Writing Weekend I’ll talk further about these forms of writing, techniques for accessing memory and how we can heal from our past as we write.

Come along, if you live in Australia, I look forward to meeting you there. 🙂

Amazing Memoir/Family History Retreat!

Hey guys,

I wanted to let you know about an event I will be part of coming up in March this year. If you are interested in writing memoirs or your family history this will be an amazing weekend to be inspired and also learn how to map, plan and create your memoir!

I will be speaking at the Saturday evening dinner, about how writing therapy intersects with writing our memoirs and how we can be free from aspects of our lives. This will be a fun dinner where we can all interact and get to know each other.

There are four other phenomenal writers who will be speaking at the retreat. Below is a list of the authors speaking and inspiring writers to write their memoirs or family history. Come along, connect with other writers, learn and expand your thinking, and have a fabulous time doing it. 🙂

Visit the link below to receive the full details and book the event. It will be an inspirational and refreshing two days!

Guest Speakers, Industry Professionals & Masterclass Presenters for 2019:

  • Aleesah Darlison – Multi-Published, Award-Winning Author, Guest Speaker & Owner of the Greenleaf Agency
  • Allison Paterson – Multi-Published Author, Historian and 2017 May Gibbs Children’s Literature Fellow
  • Suzanne Strong – Journalist, Author, Poet, Memoirist, Writing Tutor
  • Shelley Davidow – Multi-Published Author, Memoirist, USC Lecturer
  • Julieann Wallace – Author, Independent Publisher & Owner of Lilly Pilly Publishing

For more information about the Master Classes/Workshops/Pop Up Bookshops and much more on this relaxing Memoir and Family History Writing retreat visit the below link.

Memoir/Family History Writing Retreat, click here!

Maybe see you at the weekend.

Happy Writing! Suz