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Kim Green, Author, Writing/Life Coach
Marcia Williams, LPC

October 17-21, 2024, Tucson, Arizona

“Holding back our thoughts, feelings and behaviors can place people at risk for minor or major diseases.”
James Pennebaker, PhD



  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the US among people 15-44
  • Depression ranks among the top 3 workplaces in the US along with family crisis and stress
  • 250,000 people become suicide survivors each year in the UN National Network of Depression Centers
  • Adults with a depressive disorder or symptoms have a 64 percent greater risk of developing coronary artery disease. National Institute of Health
  • More than 1 in 6 Americans working full-time or part-time report assisting with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. A survey of these adult caregivers found that 40% to 70% of them have clinically significant symptoms of depression
    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • In 2019-2020, 20.78% of adults were experiencing a mental illness. That is equivalent to over 50 million Americans.
    Mental Health America

Therapeutic writing can be a place to confess your struggles and fears without judgment.  The concepts and benefits, similar to journaling, can be very beneficial when it comes to the healing process from traumatic experiences.  It starts with simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, writing can guide you to the root of your emotions connected to the impact of the trauma, thus helping you to gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.

Participation in a therapeutic writing group facilitated by a professional writer and a licensed therapist can provide a safe space to process your struggles and fears with other survivors of trauma without judgment or punishment through writing and sharing in a supportive group environment.

One of the ways to deal with overwhelming emotions related to trauma is to find a healthy way to express yourself. This makes a facilitated therapeutic writing group a helpful tool in managing your mental health. Therapeutic writing can help you:

  • Identify barriers to healing and recovery from trauma
  • Reduce stress and anxiety related to unresolved trauma
  • Identify coping skills to triggers that impact daily functioning
  • Help you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns
  • Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors

A therapeutic writing group can be a supportive part of recovery from trauma.