Writing to Heal the Soul

Writing to Heal the Soul

Transforming Grief and Loss Through Writing

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
Susan Zimmermann experienced a devastating loss when her first child, Katherine, developed a neurological disorder that left her unable to walk or talk. Faced with her daughter’s disability, Susan struggled with fear, denial, guilt, bitterness, and despair. She began to heal only through writing. Working through conflicting emotions with paper and pen enabled her to transform her sadness into acceptance and even joy.

Writing to Heal the Soul is Susan’s gift to others—everyone, not just writers—who are suffering any kind of grief or loss, whether the injury, disability, or death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a relationship. Lyrically illustrated with true stories from the author and others, the book offers simple yet inspiring writing exercises to help you resolve your pain as you transform your grief into words of hope and healing.

Baker & Taylor
The author of Grief Dancers describes how writing--journaling, grief work, and creative writing--helped her cope with her daughter's devastating disability, how it helped her transform her pain and grief into joy and gratitude, and how readers can use the writing process to achieve acceptance and understanding. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780609808290
Branch Call Number: 616.89165 Zim
Characteristics: 191 p


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