Writing for Welleness: A Prescription for Healing

Davey, Julie
Idyll Arbor, Inc
Writing for Wellness provides a new and focused writing program for cancer patients, their family members, caregivers, and medical staff. It includes information about the author s own battle with cancer, Healing Words from more than 60 contributors, and instructions for the reader to write his or her own healing words in the It's Your Turn section. For six years participants in Writing for Wellness classes have come to write and to eagerly share their stories. Wealthy Hollywood writers and producers sit alongside the poorest of the poor. Racial, religious, and cultural minorities all write together, battling to survive, heal, thrive. In her class Julie's method focuses on specific themes. Anger, frustration, fear, laughter, and tears pour out in prose and poetry, which Julie has collected in her book, Writing for Wellness: A Prescription for Healing. Now readers can share in the healing by doing their own writing -- first reading the Healing Words from more than 60 class participants and then expressing their own feelings with the It's Your Turn section in every chapter.