When Words Heal: Expressive Writing Workshop

Writing Can Help

Scripps is sponsoring a free 10-session therapeutic writing workshop for people living with a cancer diagnosis. In the difficult journey through cancer, writing can help.

Join us for our writing workshop series, led by Sharon Bray, EdD, a breast cancer survivor who is a respected figure in the expressive writing field. Sharon has led workshops at Scripps for the past five years, and these have received rave reviews. Sharon has developed a loyal local following.

You don’t need to be an experienced writer to enjoy this incredible group writing experience. When you write together and share your experiences, it can help you:

  • Express the complex emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis
  • Gain perspective and cope more effectively with life’s hardships
  • Nurture your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being

This workshop will again be held in the Scripps Cancer Center conference room of Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in the Anderson Outpatient Pavilion. Refreshments will be served. This program is open only to men and women living with cancer.

Registration is required. Parking fee is $4.

Workshop begins Monday, September 22, 2014 and meets every Monday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am for ten weeks, through November 24, 2014.

About Sharon Bray, EdD

Sharon Bray began leading therapeutic writing groups for cancer survivors after her own brief bout with breast cancer over a decade ago. Since then, she has authored two books on the healing power of writing, and published a number of professional articles on the subject. She is a frequent speaker at health care conferences across the country, and she is the co-editor of an anthology of cancer patients’ writing published by the Stanford School of Medicine.

In addition to her programs at Scripps, held for the past five years, she leads workshops locally and at Stanford Medical Center, teaches creative nonfiction for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and conducts an annual writing program for alumni, faculty and students at the Stanford School of Medicine. Sharon holds a doctoral degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto.

10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, 92037
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Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Anderson Outpatient Pavililon
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10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037 US 32.8984 -117.243
Event Details
Date Time Fee
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Monday, November 24th, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 pm Free