Writing Ourselves Whole

Creating books that will change your life Healing victims of sexual assault through transformative journaling: One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing. Rape victims and victims of other sexual abuse: Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises. Sections focus on writing as a transformative practice, embodying our story, how to write trauma without retraumatization, writing joy and desire, and more. How to change your life: When you can find language for the stories that are locked inside, you can change your life. Talk therapy can only go so far for the millions of Americans struggling in the aftermath of sexual abuse and sexual assault, as well as for their partners, families, and caregivers. Survivors of childhood sexual trauma are strong and vulnerable enough to bear witness to each other's truths, to share and learn new languages for our experiences, to throw over the simplistic “victim” and “survivor” narratives that permeate mainstream media in favor of narratives that are fragmented, complicated, messy, and ultimately more whole. Sexual assault survivors can heal themselves: Sexual trauma survivor communities (and their allies) have the capacity to hold and hear one another's stories – we do not have to relegate ourselves solely to the individual isolation of the therapist's office. We do not need to be afraid, as a community of fractured, harmed and healing survivors, of reaching out to and supporting one another. Connect with others who have experienced sexual abuse: Books such as Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones and Louise DeSalvo's Writing as a Way of Healing beautifully describe the power of writing and offer practices for readers to engage with individually. Yet few creative writing or creative recovery books explicitly address sexual trauma survivor struggles to find language for their experience, nor do they describe the empowerment we might find in discovering language and expression for our delight, desire, and joy as well as our loss and pain. Writing Ourselves Whole specifically addresses the power of connecting with others who share our experience and can support us in finding language for subjects we not only are not supposed to talk about in polite company, but aren't even supposed to articulate to ourselves. Transformative journaling: Writing Ourselves Whole acknowledges the radical and profound impact of a creative healing community for trauma survivors, and includes suggestions for those seeking to create a peer writing group in their own communities. Writing Ourselves Whole rises out of the intersection of Natalie Goldberg's groundbreaking Writing Down the Bones, the powerful Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, and the hopeful, angry struggle of Inga Muscio's Cunt. What You'll Learn Inside Writing Ourselves Whole: • How to reconnect with your creative instinct through freewriting • How freewriting can help you reclaim the parts of yourself, and your history, that you were never supposed to be able to name • How "restorying" the old myths about sexual trauma survivors can set you free • How a consistent writing practice can help reconnect you with your creative genius • How (and why) to make writing part of your regular self-care routine — and why, if you don’t have a self-care routine, it’s time to develop one • Why writing about your desires is at least as important as writing about violence • The profound joy and power of writing in community and solidarity with other survivors

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  • Author : Jen Cross
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Pages : 287 pages
  • ISBN : 1633536203
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Writing Ourselves Whole

Writing Ourselves Whole
  • Author : Jen Cross
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 25 August 2017
GET THIS BOOKWriting Ourselves Whole

Creating books that will change your life Healing victims of sexual assault through transformative journaling: One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing. Rape victims and victims of other sexual abuse: Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience,

Write to Restore

Write to Restore
  • Author : Jen Cross
  • Publisher : Mango
  • Release : 18 February 2020
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A follow-up and companion to Writing Ourselves Whole: Using The Power Of Your Own Creativity To Recover and Heal From Creative Writing (Mango, 2017), OUR WORDS RESTORE US is a guided journal for sexual trauma survivors seeking to discover, explore, and restory their own experiences of trauma and its aftermath. A collection of sixteen writing exercises to be completed over sixty days, this journal gently guides writers more and more deeply into their story, and includes follow-up readings, additional exercises, and

Write to Restore

Write to Restore
  • Author : Jen Cross
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 03 March 2020
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Using Your Words to Heal A holistic approach to recovering from trauma. Creative writing is increasingly becoming a go-to method for trauma recovery. There is great power in the written word, and even more so when those words are our own. Journaling provides a cathartic release of emotions because it allows us to not only process past experiences but also reflect on how we’re feeling in the present moment. In this way, writing is one of the most easily

Write to Restore

Write to Restore
  • Author : Jen Cross
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 03 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKWrite to Restore

Using Your Words to Heal A holistic approach to recovering from trauma. Creative writing is increasingly becoming a go-to method for trauma recovery. There is great power in the written word, and even more so when those words are our own. Journaling provides a cathartic release of emotions because it allows us to not only process past experiences but also reflect on how we’re feeling in the present moment. In this way, writing is one of the most easily

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Writing Alone and with Others
  • Author : Pat Schneider
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 28 August 2003
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For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's

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Traces of Aging
  • Author : Marta Cerezo Moreno,Nieves Pascual Soler
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release : 31 May 2016
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This collection consists of eight essays that examine the way narratives determine our understanding of old age and condition how the experience is lived. Contributors to this volume have based their analysis on the concept of »narrative identity« developed by Paul Ricoeur, built upon the idea that fiction makes life, and on his definition of »trace« as the mark of time. By investigating the traces of aging imprinted in a series of literary and filmic works they dismantle the narrative

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  • Author : Emily A. Francis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 11 May 2021
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"This groundbreaking interactive book contains the tools that you will need in order to clean your emotional house from top to bottom. It includes a journal as well as access to audio meditations for you to listen along to as you read. The meditations will help you dig deep into past trauma and discover when and how trauma took root, learn to get in touch with various parts of the physical and energy body, and how to use them to

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Sex Still Spoken Here
  • Author : Carol Queen,Jen Cross,Amy Butcher
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 September 2014
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IPPY Award-winning Sex Still Spoken Here is not just a steamy, eclectic mix of hot stories, it's also an inspiring call to action, staking another fierce claim on importance of voicing the erotic. The Erotic Reading Circle-held monthly since 2006 at San Francisco's Center for Sex & Culture-is a community where writers put words to our complex desires and longings, and in which our erotic stories are celebrated and honored, not dismissed. This collection is culled from that Circle, representing the many

Whole Again

Whole Again
  • Author : Jackson MacKenzie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 08 January 2019
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From a leading voice on recovering from toxic relationships, a deeply insightful guide to getting back to your "old self" again--in order to truly heal and move on. Jackson MacKenzie has helped millions of people in their struggle to understand the experience of toxic relationships. His first book, Psychopath Free, explained how to identify and survive the immediate situation. In this highly anticipated new book, he guides readers on what to do next--how to fully heal from abuse in order

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How to Do the Work
  • Author : Dr. Nicole LePera
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 09 March 2021
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From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist"—the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers—comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual wellness that equips people with

Why I Write

Why I Write
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
  • Release : 01 January 2021
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George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership.

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  • Author : Mary K. Holland,Heather Hewett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 23 September 2021
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Literature has always recorded a history of patriarchy, sexual violence, and resistance. Academics have been using literature to expose and critique this violence and domination for half a century. But the continued potency of #MeToo after its 2017 explosion adds new urgency and wider awareness about these issues, while revealing new ways in which rape culture shapes our everyday lives. This intersectional guide helps readers, students, teachers, and scholars face and challenge our culture of sexual violence by confronting it through

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The Body Keeps the Score
  • Author : Bessel A. Van der Kolk
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure--

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Opening Up by Writing It Down, Third Edition
  • Author : James W. Pennebaker,Joshua M. Smyth
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 29 June 2016
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Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research. Leading experts James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth describe how taking just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems may help you: *Heal old emotional wounds *Feel a greater sense of well-being *Decrease stress *Improve relationships *