A skilled facilitator, Nadia is gifted in bringing a sense of the sacred into the act of writing. Her calm and intentional presence allowed students in our workshop for trauma survivors to go deeper in their stories, and offered participants concrete tools for using writing as a tool for healing. Nadia knows how to create a space where participants feel safe and present, and connected — and where creativity can thrive.
– Casey Fox http://cwctraumagroup.org/
Writing as a Transformative Tool for Survivors of Trauma: Workshop
Purpose and Process:
Mind and Body
Because traumatic experiences are often trapped in the body, outside of verbal language, I give participants concrete tools, including gentle yoga and meditation, to work with the body and begin to make connections between verbal and non-verbal experiences and to create new pathways between mind and body and in the brain itself.
Eventually, participants can share their writing aloud and be heard by a supportive, attentive audience of listeners. Being heard is a deeply healing and empowering part of the healing process.
Revision and Mastery
The workshop will also give participants writing practices and prompts to take home with them so that they can continue to write after the workshop.