Healing through Writing
Date & Time
January 27, February 3, 10, & 17
Class meets four consecutive Thursdays
$25 per person (7 students minimum)
Mt. Pleasant Campus | Community Room
Do you feel like you are running through your life like a shoeless competitor running on a wet log? Is time just not flowing the way you thought it would? Is there too much or too little happening around you? Do you need a safe, quiet place to regroup, reenergize, and heal? We have a spot for you and your creativity. Writing journals, memoirs, stories, and poetry can help you heal from difficult experiences. Once a week, this class meets to spend a few minutes on easy breathing exercises and gentle movement (appropriate for all fitness levels), listen to inspirational published poems and stories, and create journals, stories, and poems of your own. This is a safe, non-judgmental space for those looking to write, meditate, inspire, and be.
Please dress comfortably and bring a notebook and pen/pencil.
Jackie Justice has been a professional writer, editor, and publisher for over 20 years. Currently, she is a full-time faculty member with Mid's English/Humanities department after teaching with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Chippewa Valley Technical College, and University of Maryland Global Campus. She started researching the effects of writing as a form of healing about 10 years ago while teaching writing to adults with autism and to inpatient Veterans with PTSD. No matter what needs to be healed, writing can help. In addition to pen and paper, Jackie adds her decade of exercise teaching experience to enhance the process, including easy elements of tai chi, qi gong, and ai chi. Her goal is to have writers at every level come, listen, share, move, breathe, write, breathe, and heal.