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April 2021

ACAM Conference How Writing Your Stories Can Heal and Transform You with Eileen Spinner and Sandra Marinella

April 15, 2021
zoom

Do you have a story? Most of us do! Based on pioneering work with thousands of students, veterans, patients, and professionals, the presenters will share inspiring stories that demonstrate how personal writing can help anyone, counselors as well as their clients, to move past challenges, illnesses, and loss toward resilience and renewal. Venue: American Counseling Association of Missouri Conference Address: Online Zoom Workshop Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Register: https://missouricounselors.org/conference

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Los Angeles Expressive Arts Summit Online, April 15-May 2, 2021

April 30, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Stories We Need to Tell: Therapeutic Writing Tools for Healing & Transformation Our narratives matter; they define who we are. For this reason, stories are invaluable tools for counselors, therapists, and educators to use in their work with clients, students, and groups. Based on work with thousands of students, writers, veterans suffering from PTSD, and cancer patients at Mayo Clinic, this 3-hour workshop will feature inspiring stories that demonstrate five effective ways that personal stories and writing can be…

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May 2021

Six Week Zoom Workshop in May–The Story You Need to Tell Book Club with Jan Adrian and Susan Lugo

May 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - June 9, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
zoom
Donation

Book Club--Sponsored by Healing Journeys Nonprofit in May, 2021 With the success of this class, we have a new facilitator joining our team. This group will be facilitated by Jan Adrian, founder and director of Healing Journeys, and Susan Lugo.  Welcome Susan!! She is a retired school teacher of 30+ years. mother of two grown sons, grandmother of two little girls, newly remarried, and a three-time and upbeat cancer survivor. Six Week Zoom Workshop in March--The Story You Need to…

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New Zoom Class Sponsored by Mayo Clinic—just opened for enrollment

May 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - June 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Zoom Event sponsored by Mayo Clinic
$100

New Zoom Class Sponsored by Mayo Clinic—just opened for enrollment The Story You Need to Tell—How Writing Your Stories Can Transform Your Life This seven-week class will be focused on how to integrate our personal narratives and our writing into our lives in ways that will help us heal and find well-being—even if you are faced with illness, trauma, or loss. Venue: Zoom Workshop through Mayo Clinic Address: Integrative Medicine Mayo Clinic Date: Thursdays on May 6, 13, 20, 27, June…

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August 2021

Six Week Zoom Class in August, 2021: The Story You Need to Tell Book Club with Sandra Marinella and Jan Adrian

August 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - September 8, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
Zoom Event sponsored by Healing Journeys Nonprofit
Free

We will read the book and talk about our stories--how our brains are wired with them and can change them. We will explore how to find and highlight the stories that will give us gratitude, increased happiness, and well-being—even amid a pandemic or a cancer diagnosis. Based on positive psychology and created to help patients and survivors to thrive!   Venue: Zoom Workshop –Sponsored by Healing Journeys Nonprofit. Dates: Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, and 8, 2021…

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September 2021

The Story You Need to Tell—How Writing Can Transform Your Health and Life with Sandra Marinella and Michele Sefton

September 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - October 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
Zoom Event sponsored by Mayo Clinic
$130

This seven-week class will be focused on how to integrate our personal stories and our writing into our lives in ways that will help us heal, grow, connect, and find well-being—even if you are faced with an illness, trauma, or loss. Based on positive psychology, this group will inspire you to quiet your inner critic and to find, write, and even live your best story!  Data collected from these sessions show participants lower stress, level of pain and dramatically improve…

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Special Webinar on September 11 —open to the public at no cost! Come one! Come all!  

September 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

Surviving to Thriving—How Our Stories Can Transform Us Discover how to thrive—not simply survive! Your stories hold the key. Sandra Marinella’s own cancer diagnosis led her to explore how personal writing and positive psychology could transform her own life. This search led to her pioneering work with thousands of students, writers, and cancer patients whose inspiring stories demonstrate how storytelling and personal writing can help us move past physical or emotional hardships and toward resilience and renewal. Sandra’s book, The…

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October 2021

The Story You Need to Tell Book Club with Sandra Marinella and Carrie Lynn Richardson

October 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - November 9, 2021 @ 11:30 am
Zoom Event sponsored by Healing Journeys Nonprofit
Donation

We will read the book and talk about our stories--how our brains are wired with them and can change them. We will explore how to find and highlight the stories that will give us gratitude, increased happiness, and well-being—even amid a pandemic or a cancer diagnosis. Based on positive psychology and created to help anyone touched by cancer or any life-altering condition to move past surviving to thriving. Those who choose can write and share their story. Venue: Zoom Workshop –Sponsored…

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The Story You Need to Tell –Writing and Resilience Workshop

October 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - November 18, 2021 @ 12:10 pm
Zoom sponsored by Changing Hands United States
$120

Your story matters. This workshop will explore the power of our personal stories and personal writing.  In these six sessions we will embark on finding, writing, and sharing our stories while learning writing practices that lead us to personal resilience and renewal—especially helpful now! We will hone our unique voices, learn to reframe our stories, and explore how to bring positive insights to our work. There will be prompts to inspire your writing as well as opportunities to share your…

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November 2021

Expressive Therapies Summit East Coast The Stories They Need to Tell: Therapeutic Writing Tools for Resilience Sandra Marinella, MA, Med Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC

November 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our narratives matter; they define who we are. For this reason, stories are invaluable tools for counselors, therapists, and educators to use in virtually any clinical setting. Based on work with thousands of students, writers, veterans suffering from PTSD, and cancer patients at Mayo Clinic, this 3-hour online workshop will feature inspiring stories that demonstrate five effective ways that personal stories and writing can be used in clinical treatment to support healing and resilience. Participants will be able to identify…

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