Writing Workshop Starts Feb. 6 at Scripps for Those Living with Cancer

Free expressive writing workshop to span six weeks

Free expressive writing workshop to span six weeks

San Diegans living with a cancer diagnosis can attend a free expressive writing workshop series sponsored by Scripps Health, beginning Monday, Feb. 6 at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

“When Words Heal” is a six-week writing workshop series designed to help San Diegans with their difficult journeys through cancer, by means of expressive writing. Workshop sessions will take place Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will run through March 13.

Led by cancer survivor

The workshop series will be led by Sharon Bray, a breast cancer survivor and respected figure in the expressive writing field. Workshop sessions will take place at Scripps Cancer Center in the Anderson Outpatient Pavilion at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, located at 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037.

Writing experience is not required to benefit from this workshop, which is designed to help participants learn to navigate the complex emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis, and to gain perspective and cope more effectively with life’s hardships. The program is open to men and women living with cancer, regardless of where they are receiving treatment. Advance registration is required and can be arranged by calling 858-554-8533. Cost for parking is $4.

Cancer care at Scripps Health

Scripps is a nationally recognized leader in cancer therapy, providing treatments at its five hospital campuses, radiation therapy centers and various Scripps Clinic locations. Scripps cancer physicians and staff work collaboratively toward cancer prevention, early detection, coordinated treatment and community support services.

Scripps offers advanced treatment technologies at its various radiation therapy facilities, the San Diego Gamma Knife Center, and through its minimally invasive surgical program and CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery. Additional resources include specialized breast care centers, infusion clinics, nurse navigators, rehabilitation services, support groups and the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

In August, Scripps announced a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center to create a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego. Work to establish the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is now under way, and the program will be developed during the coming months.

Learn more about Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego, Calif.

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