Being diagnosed with heart failure or disease can make you feel as if your world has turned upside down. Powerful emotions arise that are often difficult to express.
Expressive writing has proven emotional and physiological benefits for those managing chronic illness, hardship or trauma. The act of writing can help you feel better.
Join our upcoming six-part virtual Expressive Writing series facilitated by Sharon Bray, author, educator and heart failure patient. Each 90-minute session will be conducted in an atmosphere of safety and support with the same participants each week. Throughout the six sessions, Sharon will guide the group with specific writing prompts, with time allocated for writing and reflection, as well as sharing of your writing.
Group participants will be encouraged to practice deep active listening and offer supportive feedback on the writing shared. This Expressive Writing series is led by an experienced facilitator and allows participants to write in a supportive environment of a community of people with lived experience of heart disease.
Participants will be invited to share their writing in a virtual book to be published on the Ted Rogers patient education website (with their consent).
Join us for this six-week series Thursdays from 1pm – 2:30pm EST.
Dates: April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13 and 20, 2021.
This session is fully registered – please watch for a new series in fall 2021.