My writing groups are designed to foster healing awareness and creative expression. Here is what some of the participants have to say:
“Sally brings her interfaith and multicultural knowledge, mixed with abundant interpersonal gifts to support a creative writing environment. The milieu she provides, and the safe feedback allows students to feel more confidant and to blossom. I would advise those curious to try it even if,like me, you do not even entertain the idea of being a writer. ” Hospice RN
“I appreciated the safety and intimacy of the group. The fact that it was a small group helped, as did the structure.”
“As a hospital chaplain and zen practitioner I have appreciated, over the years, the opportunity to develop and utilize my writing voice. I recommend Sally’s nurturing and guiding structure for visiting our griefs, our loves and our deep connection. ”
“I’m a hospice RN, and I found the opportunity to write about and share some of my most poignant experiences of patients and their families in a safe and confidential setting, incredibly therapeutic. It has also been very moving and stimulating to share the writing of others; I find myself wanting to commit more time and energy to all things creative. Thank you, Sally, for a great experience! You are a natural teacher.”
“I was first drawn to “Exploring the Mystery” by my previous collegial involvement with Sally at Memorial Hospice. Throughout our time together, I had been drawn to Sally’s capacity to create sacred space, and to provide simple, significant ceremonies for her coworkers.
As I write daily, and have written poetry all of my adult life, I foresaw in this workshop an opportunity to work with others of similar inclination.
The class met these expectations beautifully. I found that the class environment which allowed me to write from prompts, and then read my words aloud, invaluable. I will continue to find the supportive, insightful feedback of our group helpful to my writing. I marvel at how quickly ease and trust developed among us. I appreciate too that the participants approached the workshop from diverse perspectives, and yet we came together in a very natural manner, to bear witness to each other’s stories.
I recommend, “Exploring the Mystery”, with Sally Singingtree, to anyone who thrives in ritual space, and who uses words as a means to investigate that space.” Hospice Aide
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