With cancer and other diseases affecting my life and family, it is heart-work to help patients, families, and medical professional through Narrative Medicine (support-groups). Narrative Medicine addresses the psychological and relational elements of physical illness, dying, and grief.
The tools I offer support-groups are writing and sharing our stories to validate the experience of illness, medicine, living, dying, and grief. Writing and sharing helps us express our reality, find meaning and negotiate peace with our changed lives. Healing our mind and spirit helps our bodies heal. Healing is possible through Narrative Medicine even if cure is not possible.
What I bring to Narrative Medicine:
-20 years of experience in the healthcare setting facilitating learning groups
-experience facilitating writing and journaling workshops
-helping people give tribute to life events through my custom poetry service
-personal experience with illness and caregiving
Contact me to explore how my skills and experience could help support-groups at your healthcare organization.