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Writing as a way of healing : how telling our stories transforms our lives

Author: Louise A DeSalvo
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of the process of restorative writing draws on both personal experience and the memoirs of Isabel Allende, Audre Lorde, and others to explain how one can use writing to deal with the conflict and turmoil of one's life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise A DeSalvo
ISBN: 0062515195 9780062515193 0062515209 9780062515209
OCLC Number: 39515065
Description: xiii, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Writing as a way of healing. Why write? --
How writing can help us heal: the health and emotional benefits of writing --
Writing as a therapeutic process: how writers see it --
Writing pain, writing loss: qualities of a healing narrative --
The process/ the program. The healing power of the writing process --
Caring for ourselves as we write --
Stages of the process, stages of growth I: preparing, planning, germinating --
Stages of the process, stages of growth II: working, deepening, shaping, ordering, completing --
From woundedness to wholeness through writing. Writing the wounded psyche --
Writing the wounded body --
From silence to testimony.
Responsibility: Louise DeSalvo.
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A study of the process of restorative writing draws on both personal experience and the memoirs of Isabel Allende, Audre Lorde, and others to explain how one can use writing to deal with the conflict and turmoil of one's life.

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