Wellness Writing Workshops


Medical research and studies have provided ample evidence to show the health benefits of writing. Findings show that expressive writing, done with regularity, helps boost the immune system, decrease stress and anxiety, relieves depression and contributes to the overall maintenance of emotional, mental and physical health.  The wellness and grief recovery writing workshops offered by The Writing Doula involve activities designed to address those health concerns.

Writing for Well Being series by The Writing Doula

Writing for Well-Being series

Focuses on expressive writing and journaling activities that  aid in easing stress and managing depression, anger and anxiety.

Writing through Grief

Utilizing journaling, prose and poetic expressions to manage episodes of grief caused by death and other losses.


Writing through grief by The Writing Doula

Intensive Grief Recovery Consultation – Individuals only.


Engagement-focused sessions on navigating and managing episodes of grief due to death and other losses. Seven hourly sessions by Grief Recovery Institute certified practitioner Linda Jones, involves writing, confidential expressions and other actionable goals. (The Writing through Grief workshop is not a component of the grief recovery consultations.)

Preparing your Final Story (obituary writing)


Keep stress to a minimum for loved ones by planning in advance. Step-by-step instructions on writing obituaries in advance for self or family members. Participants leave workshop with completed obituary template, profile information  and planning resources.

Writing to Counter Race-Based Stress by The Writing Doula

Writing to Counter
Race-Based Stress

Applying expressive, affirming and aspirational writing techniques aimed at reducing the harmful effects of negative racial experiences.

Introduction to Life Story & Personal Essay

Exploration of autobiographical writing with focus on memoir and personal essay. Four-hour session of memory-stimulating exercises to capture special moments and past experiences in writing. Basics of personal essay also taught.


Introduction to Life Story & Personal Essay by The Writing Doula
Legacy Writing for Seniors by The Writing Doula

Legacy Writing for Seniors

One-on-one or group sessions that guide seniors in producing short narratives about  life experiences and lessons learned.  Individual sessions can be done via phone or Skype.

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Book your wellness writing session

Book Linda, the Writing Doula to conduct legacy or life story writing sessions at your next reunion or other gatherings of family and friends.

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