Writing Through Cancer- Workshop
Cancer can turn our lives upside down. What do you do with those raw and overwhelming emotions? Research tells us that “emotional inhibition” (keeping strong feelings inside) is bad for our health– but it also tells us that writing can be good for our health, a way of making sense of what we feel and why. Join Sharon Bray, Ed.D. for this introductory session and learn about the research and health benefits of “expressive writing,” or writing for healing. You’ll have a chance to try some short writing exercises too! Bring paper and a pen.
Sharon Bray, Ed.D. Best known for her innovative work leading expressive writing workshops for individuals suffering from life-threatening or serious illness, Dr. Sharon Bray has been leading her “Writing through Cancer” workshops at cancer centers and non-profit organizations in the US and Canada for the past 21 years, originally inspired by her own cancer experience. She began her leading her writing workshops at Gilda’s Club in 2018, and in 2019, initiated a similar series for heart patients at UHN’s Ted Rogers Centre.
- Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
- Internet connection
- A private room without distraction