Heal Yourself by Writing Your Life Stories

Catherine Ann Jones says of this 8-lesson home-study course she has designed:

Our lives may be determined less by past events than by the way we remember them. You are invited to come aboard this inner adventure that offers a step by step journey of discovery and re-visioning through focused journaling.

Throughout the eight sessions, you will be engaged in exercises designed to facilitate healing and transformation. Telling stories about our past through focused journaling can help change our perspectives to enable healing and empowerment. In this way, we are able to make meaning out of memory and put the past where it belongs – behind us. Healing and transformation are only possible through changing one’s perspective from within. In this way, global healing takes place one individual, one tribe, at a time. What story are you living? How do you choose to remember your story?

There is a Native American parable about a grandfather who says, I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.” When asked which wolf will win the fight in his heart, the old man replies, “The one I feed.”

How do we learn to “feed” 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? One answer lies in focused journaling. Join award-winning writer and global teacher Catherine Ann Jones in this course. No writing experience is necessary.

Topics covered:

Re-visioning Your Life

  • Integrating the Opposites: Standing in the Light, Facing the Dark
  • Soul Dialogues: Getting in Touch with your Inner Visionary
  • Focused Journaling: A Powerful Transformational Mirror
  • A Shamanic Journey: Communicating with your Spirit & Ancestral Guides
  • Discovering Your Personal Myth: Transcending the Archetype
  • Overcoming Trauma: Beyond Traditional Psychology
  • Looking Back, Growing Forward

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Guided Autobiography

Guided Autobiography (GAB) has been researched and developed by Dr. James Birren over the past 40 years as a method for helping people document their life stories. Guided by a trained instructor, participants are led through themes and priming questions that evoke memories of events once known but filed away and seemingly forgotten. Each participant writes a two-page story on a particular theme each week, brings the story to class and reads it to a small group of receptive classmates. Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life and to put life events into perspective.

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