Writing For My Sanity, Therapeutic Writing and Meditation Workshop
Writing has always been a way of release for me. Once I was diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder and other emotional instabilities, writing became my life. I have kept a journal for over 20 years, I started writing poetry around the same time, these writings have helped me grow and given me the opportunity to evaluate where I was at different points of my life. Throughout the years, I have always looked to connect with others like myself, who suffered trauma or abuse, battled depression or mental illness, and needed a place to relax and relate. I found many local writing workshops but nothing was a good fit, creative writers mixed with those who just wanted to write, professionals with amateurs, people's work being critiqued until they were uncomfortable sharing. Earlier this year, I released my second book, a book of poems titled, Writing For My Sanity, which gave me the inspiration to create this workshop. I was always told, if you can't find what you seek, create it, so I did. The Writing for My Sanity workshop is my way to give back to the community that raised me and the craft that saved me, writing. The FREE Writing For My Sanity Therapeutic Writing and Meditation workshop will be held weekly, on Tuesday evenings at the Impact Hub in Baltimore from 6:-7:30 p.m. Bi-weekly, we will be joined by author, hypnotist and mental health advocate, Andrea Landry-Brown, who will lead us in guided meditation and facilitate writing exercises from her book, "Conversations With Myself" Bring a pen and noetbook/pad or computer/tablet and come enjoy a relaxing environment, the opportunity to write, connect and meditate. Follow Stronger Than My Struggles on Facebook Follow Stronger Than My Struggles on Instagram Join the private Stronger Than My Struggles Facebook group Check out the Stronger Than My Struggles website Though this workshop is 100% FREE, donations are welcome. Donations will be used to provide snacks, activities ( like yoga), supplies and eventually group outings.