Writing Ourselves Whole

. . This book is a treasure trove!” —Ellen Bass, author of The Courage to Heal

Author: Jen Cross

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633536203

Category: Self-Help

Page: 287

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#1 Best Seller in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Study Aids - A Book That Will Change Your Life Healing victims of sexual assault through transformative journaling. One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing Rape victims and victims of other sexual abuse. Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises. How to change your life. When you can find language for the stories that are locked inside, you can change your life. Talk therapy can only go so far for the millions of Americans struggling in the aftermath of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Sexual assault survivors can heal themselves. Sexual trauma survivor communities (and their allies) have the capacity to hold and hear one another's stories–we do not have to relegate ourselves solely to the individual isolation of the therapist's office. What You'll Learn Inside Writing Ourselves Whole: How to reconnect with your creative instinct through freewriting How freewriting can help you reclaim the parts of yourself and your history How "restorying" the old myths about sexual trauma survivors can set you free If you have read books such as Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones, or Louise DeSalvo's Writing as a Way of Healing, your will want to read Writing Ourselves Whole.

Writing Ourselves Whole

One in six women is the victims of sexual assault; using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing.

Author: Jen Cross

Publisher: Mango

ISBN: 163353619X

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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One in six women is the victims of sexual assau

Write to Restore

Author and writing teacher Jen Cross has worked with sexual trauma survivors for more than fifteen years. This companion journal to her book Writing Ourselves Whole is a space to put the pain on a page.

Author: Jen Cross

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642501070

Category: Self-Help

Page: 81

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Using Your Words to Heal A holistic approach to recovering from trauma. Creative writing is increasingly becoming a go-to method for trauma recovery. There is great power in the written word, and even more so when those words are our own. Journaling provides a cathartic release of emotions because it allows us to not only process past experiences but also reflect on how we’re feeling in the present moment. In this way, writing is one of the most easily accessible self-care practices. Give voice to what has been silenced. Healing from trauma can be a slow and painful process, especially for sexual trauma survivors, who are often shamed into keeping their experience to themselves. This companion journal to Jen Cross's book Writing Ourselves Whole is a space to put the pain on a page, and in doing so, release the hold it has on us and restore our bodies and minds. Creativity as a tool for change. Trauma and violence leave a distinct mark on our lives, one that is not easily erased. Writing on our own or with a community or group can be an extremely transformative process for creating change both within ourselves and socially. It encourages discussions about mental and emotional health that lead to finding more approaches to healing. Jen Cross has worked with sexual trauma survivors for over fifteen years and founded an organization that is devoted to creating spaces for survivors to write and talk about their experiences. In this self-help journal, you will find: A 60-day guided journey to healing from your experience Sixteen writing exercises that gently prompt writers deeper into their experiences and into renewal Follow-up readings, additional exercises, and suggested uses for your writing If you’ve worked through books such as Start Where You Are, Healing the Wounded Heart, and Present, Not Perfect then Our Words Restore Us will provide further support and restoration for your healing process.

Write to Restore

A collection of sixteen writing exercises to be completed over sixty days, this journal gently guides writers more and more deeply into their story, and includes follow-up readings, additional exercises, and suggested uses.

Author: Jen Cross

Publisher: Mango

ISBN: 1642501069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 126

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A follow-up and companion to Writing Ourselves Whole: Using The Power Of Your Own Creativity To Recover and Heal From Creative Writing (Mango, 2017), OUR WORDS RESTORE US is a guided journal for sexual trauma survivors seeking to discover, explore, and restory their own experiences of trauma and its aftermath. A collection of sixteen writing exercises to be completed over sixty days, this journal gently guides writers more and more deeply into their story, and includes follow-up readings, additional exercises, and suggested uses.

Healing Ourselves Whole

That is when I started my writing. It just wasn't worth talking about it to people anymore because no one really could understand how I felt.

Author: Emily A. Francis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757323782

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Healing Ourselves Whole will give you the tools you need to clean your emotional house from top to bottom, complete with journal prompts and access to audio meditations for you to listen along to as you read. As a trained body worker, Emily Francis offers a refreshing perspective into healing trauma. She reveals unique knowledge of the body as a holder for memory, just like the mind. Emily will lead you on a path deep within yourself to rearrange the ways that pain and trauma have been holding you back from whole body, mind, spirit, and energy healing. You will experience the process of re-birth by healing your child and adolescent self and coming into the present to create the best adult self possible. This groundbreaking interactive book contains the tools that you will need in order to clean your emotional house from top to bottom. It includes a journal as well as access to audio meditations for you to listen along to as you read. The meditations will help you dig deep into past trauma and discover when and how trauma took root, learn to get in touch with various parts of the physical and energy body, and how to use them to let go of stored traumas. From this, you will learn to live from a new mindful and powerful space.

Writing Ourselves Into the Story

... a persistent minority of nay - sayers for whom the whole business of writing about personal matters and collaborating with classmates is " bad news .

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080931827X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

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The twenty-three selections in this volume are essays, research studies, and personal narratives by the "silent majority" in composition studies: teachers and researchers with viewpoints that Sheryl I. Fontaine and Susan Hunter note are often voiced in private conversations but seldom printed in scholarly journals or aired at professional conferences. Rather than focusing on the traditional categories of pedagogy and research, Fontaine and Hunter organize the essays into four sections: the invisible pedagogue of the discipline, the model of power that dominates composition, the ever-present but seldom heard student voice, and other voices excluded from professional development in composition studies. Contributors discuss the barriers they face as teachers, of being overwhelmed by the reality of some of their students' lives. Essayists raise questions about teaching practices that are sometimes homophobic and the effects on gay and lesbian students of the canonization of mainstream heterosexual texts. They probe the exploitation of untenured, part-time faculty?"second-class professionals" whose work is not taken seriously by their colleagues.

MeToo and Literary Studies

Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture Mary K. ... writing guide for rape survivors called Writing Ourselves Whole (2017).

Author: Mary K. Holland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501372759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Literature has always recorded a history of patriarchy, sexual violence, and resistance. Academics have been using literature to expose and critique this violence and domination for half a century. But the continued potency of #MeToo after its 2017 explosion adds new urgency and wider awareness about these issues, while revealing new ways in which rape culture shapes our everyday lives. This intersectional guide helps readers, students, teachers, and scholars face and challenge our culture of sexual violence by confronting it through the study of literature. #MeToo and Literary Studies gathers essays on literature from Ovid to Carmen Maria Machado, by academics working across the United States and around the world, who offer clear ways of using our reading, teaching, and critical practices to address rape culture and sexual violence. It also examines the promise and limitations of the #MeToo movement itself, speaking to the productive use of social media as well as to the voices that the movement has so far muted. In uniting diverse voices to enable the #MeToo movement to reshape literary studies, this book is also committed to the idea that the way we read and write about literature can make real change in the world.

Reading and Writing Ourselves into Being

forward than the material related to actual reading and writing issues. In some sense, the entire correspondence of the women is one long gender reference, ...

Author: Claire White Putala

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607529392

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 325

View: 397


This text is a study of literacy based upon a set of correspondence, the Osborne Family Papers, 1812–1968, housed in the Special Collections Research Center of Syracuse University. A collection of some 358 boxes, it is particularly well suited for a study on literacy. In addition to the voluminous public and private correspondence of prison reformer Thomas Mott Osborne (1859–1926), a vast and rich store of the family’s literacy "works" have been carefully preserved. In addition to hundreds of letters, many between and among the women of the family, it also abounds with other literacy documents of interest such as ledgers, account books, travelogues, verse, diaries, and notes. Unusually and quite valuably, even scraps of children’s writing have been preserved, making possible studies regarding emergent literacy practices of the times.

Empowering Ourselves and Transforming Schools

undue emphasis on what has been called creative writing — stories , poems ... the confusion is solved when we remind ourselves that whole language is a ...

Author: Judith Westphal Irwin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791431037

Category: Education

Page: 347

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Examines the forces that keep educators and students from feeling fully empowered. Contains self-help and planning activities for teachers and administrators interested in transforming schools.

Halfway Whole and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

I was just writing.” “What were you writing?” He pulled his phone out of his pocket and then stuffed it back in. “Nothing. And you can go if you want.

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy


Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 209


Sometimes you have to get off the grid in order to stay on it... Reeling after being betrayed by the man she loved, Brooke heads as far off the grid as she can—to a lakeside cabin in the Berkshires. Expecting to bury herself in isolation she is unprepared for her intense attraction to her sexy artist neighbor. Logan is searching for something, but he doesn’t know what. At least not until Brooke moves in next store. Within days she’s stirred feelings inside of him he thought he’d never feel. With only six months together, can the two get over their past hurt and find a chance for a happily ever after? *New Adult Contemporary*

The Way of Being Lost

When we speak our stories in truth, we write ourselves whole. When we live as our truest selves, we help heal the world. There is no me. There is only us.

Author: Victoria Price

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486825670

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 934


In this intimate, inspiring guide to finding one's path, the daughter of Vincent Price shares her journey toward accepting his legacy of remaining curious, giving back, practicing joy, and saying yes.

Writing for Others Writing for Ourselves

They are pieced together by the writer much like the builder of sand castles assembles bits of material washed from the sea. To see the whole idea, ...

Author: Jerry Lanson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442208698

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 364


Using a narrative thread that ties practical advice to his personal experience as a professor, reporter, and blogger, Jerry Lanson fills his book on nonfiction story telling with time-proven techniques to beat writer's block and hone the skills necessary to write well. Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves provides readers of all ages a practical guide to perfecting their own work. From showing how to frame ideas early to how to gather and choose telling details for story, Lanson shares tips, techniques and lessons that will sharpen and enliven any writer's work.

The Ekphrastic Writer

Writing Invitation: If you were to ask, an expert photographer would tell you, “A photographer must ... We'd have never thought to call ourselves whole.

Author: Janée J. Baugher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476639611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A common definition of ekphrasis is descriptive writing influenced by the visual arts. Beyond the written word, however, responding to art can engender self-reflection, creativity, and help writers to build characters, plot, and setting. This book unites the history and tradition of ekphrasis, its conventions, the writing process, and multi-genre writing prompts. In addition to subjects such as early art engagement, psychology, and the eye-brain-perception relationship, this book discusses artists' creative processes, tools, and techniques, and offers instruction on how to read art by way of deep-looking.

Why We Write About Ourselves

To this day the book sits on the desk where I write. I read Sylvia Plath, ... I still feel surprised that the whole thing happened. It changed everything.

Author: Meredith Maran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698185326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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In the voices of twenty landmark memoirists—including New York Times bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Sue Monk Kidd, and Pat Conroy—a definitive text on the craft of autobiographical writing, indispensable for amateur and professional writers alike. For readers of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, this follow-up to editor Meredith Maran’s acclaimed writers’ handbook, Why We Write, offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice for bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists. Curated and edited by Maran, herself an acclaimed author and book critic, these memoirists share the lessons they’ve learned through years of honing their craft. They reveal what drives them to tell their personal stories and examine the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these outstanding authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most—and least—about writing about themselves. “It's possible that Why We Write About Ourselves is the first compilation of memoirists at the top of their game seriously and thoughtfully considering the genre.” – LA Times

Sex Still Spoken Here

From the Erotic Reading Circle at the Center for Sex & Culture comes the new anthology Sex Still Spoken Here.

Author: Carol Queen


ISBN: 0990768503

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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IPPY Award-winning Sex Still Spoken Here is not just a steamy, eclectic mix of hot stories, it's also an inspiring call to action, staking another fierce claim on importance of voicing the erotic. The Erotic Reading Circle-held monthly since 2006 at San Francisco's Center for Sex & Culture-is a community where writers put words to our complex desires and longings, and in which our erotic stories are celebrated and honored, not dismissed. This collection is culled from that Circle, representing the many writers who've dared to wrestle with the erotic muse.


Women Healing Ourselves with Loving Energy : 12 Principles for Rebuilding ... Writing is a powerful tool to get at the emotional undercurrents stirred up by ...

Author: Jacci Thompson-Dodd

Publisher: WeSpeakLoudly

ISBN: 9780971421974

Category: Cooking

Page: 251

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Drawing on culturally rich and revealing wisdom from the African Diaspora, "Whole" offers practical, easy-to-follow guidance on moving beyond the obstacles cancer survivors face.

The Whole Works of Xenophon

tain us ; for , as Socrates said , if they are not fron any , professing you are rich ; it is well fit for us , we will fit ourselves to them ; I write done ...

Author: Xenophon


ISBN: RMS:RMS64S$$000016016$$$N


Page: 758

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Becoming a Whole Language School

really understand whole language theory and who feel that whole language is as ... and writing , if we want to call ourselves whole language thinkers .

Author: Lois Bridges Bird

Publisher: Richard C Owen Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030929843

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Hearing Ourselves Think

Cognitive Research in the College Writing Classroom Ann M. Penrose, ... revisions until the whole text has been considered from the reader's point of view.

Author: Ann M. Penrose

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195360125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In Hearing Ourselves Think, cognitive process research moves from the laboratory to the college classroom, where its rich research tradition continues and an important new set of instructional approaches emerges. Each chapter moves from research results to classroom action, providing a direct and important link between research, theory, and practice. The book develops the concept of the research-based classroom in which students actively examine the processes and contexts of reading and writing and then turn their observations into principles for practice. Hearing Ourselves Think contributes to a lively new tradition of socio-cognitive research in writing and reading, exploring the dynamics of cognitive processes as they interact with dimensions of the academic context.