Writing In Recovery
6 WEEK HYBRID WORKSHOP
WITH JEAN UNGER // EVERY TUESDAY EVENING FROM 6:30PM-7:30PM,
STARTING JULY 13th!
HYBRID WORKSHOP (IN-PERSON AND ZOOM OPTION)
LOCATION FOR IN PERSON IS
Life in Writing – Live it. Write it. Tell it
Writing – and telling – our stories provides innumerable benefits, not the least of which are:
It’s therapeutic. We uncover hidden thoughts and feelings. We learn about ourselves.
Our self-esteem improves when we illicit interest, curiosity and respect from our listeners.
We create community as we bond over our similarities.
We feel less isolated discovering we have shared experiences.
We learn about others and gain empathy from hearing their stories.
In this six-week group, you will free write from prompts on a topic and read your results to the group. During the last group, you will read a story that you have worked on based on any of the provided topics.
The following requirements must be fulfilled before you attend this group: NONE.
You don’t have to be a writer. You don’t have to be a storyteller. You don’t have to be or do anything. Just show up, and get some thoughts down. We will laugh, we will cry, and most important, we will develop friendships.
About Jean Unger
I’ve always written funny, satirical stories about my life. I never had a name for the kind of writing I do, or a genre that it fit into, but throughout the years, I’ve used my writing to communicate and to entertain. Then I learned about a program wherein I could be trained as a facilitator to get other people to write and share their stories, and I discovered my genre. I am 16 months sober, and I lead writing groups in inpatient treatment and now with people in treatment and in recovery.
I love leading people through these groups, hearing about them and watching them grow and glow as they tell their stories. Bonds are created between group members based on their similarities. Life story writing and storytelling have become a widespread and scientifically proven way towards personal growth and conquering anxiety and other emotional maladies. I’m naturally inclined to explore the mind and understand human beings on a deep level, and I’ve always been a good listener. These groups give me a chance to manifest my interests and my need for connection, and facilitate others to do the same.
Recently, I took a couple of my stories to the stage in a Moth-like story slam, and now I can do the two things that fill my heart. Facilitate people in telling their stories, and make people laugh through their tears.
Never think you’re not interesting. We all have a story to tell.