$70 – $160

Writing as a Therapeutic Tool

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Hampton Inn Saco/Biddeford

48 Industrial Park Road

Saco, ME 04072

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Writing as a Therapeutic Tool

Barbara Meyers, LICSW

Writing can be playful, intentional, freeing, agonizing and surprising; but, at heart, it opens a window to the soul. In our work with clients, whether adults, teens, children, or families, we are assisting them to build a healthier relationship to the self and with the significant others in their lives. At the same time, we therapists are forever meeting ourselves. This didactic and experiential workshop will offer practical writing tools and techniques for both clients and therapists to assist in meeting the goals of therapy, in deepening the therapist’s connection to self, and in helping all in our common journey to wholeness.

Course Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will have a resource file of writing ideas for

Meeting the self including:

  • Problem solving
  • Developing a voice
  • Lighting a creative fire
  • Being playful
  • Building self-esteem

Communicating with Others

  • Deepening connection to spirit/ancestors
  • Finding common ground
  • Arriving at forgiveness
  • Creating jointly
  • Having fun

Overcoming resistance to writing

  • Trusting self
  • Prompts
  • Third person

Practicalities

  • Journal
  • Tools
  • Contracting
  • Privacy

About the Presenter:

Clinician, teacher, writer, and journal keeper, Barbara Meyers, LICSW has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Keene, NH since 1991. She works with adults, teens, children, and families. In her clinical practice, she often suggests creative writing exercises both in sessions and for homework to promote personal growth and communication.

For Barbara, writing has been a steady companion in her journey beginning with early attempts at telling stories, to editor of her high school newspaper, to work on a small town newspaper. Author of Common Ground, Uncommon Gifts: Growing Peace and Harmony Through Stories, Reflections and Practices in the Natural World published in 2012, her second book, Fables for Wisdom Seekers Young and Old is due out in 2017

Barbara has been a proud member of NASW since 1986.

This training has been approved for six (6) Clinical contact hours by NASW ME

Please note we are unable to give refunds, though you may transfer your registration to another person.

Continental breakfast and afternoon snack will be available. Lunch is on your own - you are welcome to bring a bag lunch or there are many restaurants within easy driving distance.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please email bsteward.naswme@socialworkers.org

Registration opens at 8:15 am, workshop starts at 8:45 am and ends at 4:15 pm. This allows for two short breaks and a lunch break.

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Hampton Inn Saco/Biddeford

48 Industrial Park Road

Saco, ME 04072

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