Expressing and listening to one’s own life story is an ancient mode of healing. Readers of this book can return to Self through the focused journaling exercises shared within its pages. Based on a workshop developed at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, the award-winning author of The Way of Story and global teacher offers a step-by-step journey of discovery and re-visioning designed to facilitate healing and deeper self-inquiry. The online course Heal Your Self with Writing was launched mid-January 2010 and by the second week had become the #2 bestselling course at DailyOM.com, which has more than one million subscribers and hosts courses by Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford, and others. Now in book form, Heal Your Self with Writing ($16.95) provides individuals, therapists, and teachers with the hands-on healing tools needed to deal with grief and trauma in today’s chaotic world.
Catherine Ann Jones holds a graduate degree in Depth Psychology and Archetypal Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has also taught. In addition to being an award-winning playwright (On the Edge, The Women of Cedar Creek) and screenwriter ("Touched by an Angel"), Jones is a Fulbright Research Scholar to India studying shamanism, and has taught at The New School University, University of Southern California, and the Esalen and the Omega Institute. Jones lives in Ojai, California, and leads The Way of Story and Heal Your Self with Writing workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. www.wayofstory.com
Our lives may be determined less by past events than by the way we remember them. How do we learn to listen more to the stories that heal? How do we put together the pieces of our past? How can we rewrite our life story so that pain becomes meaningful and actually promotes growth and transformation?