Writing Through Cancer
Writing, research shows us, writing can help you heal. Studies show that writing, done in a safe and supportive environment, can be good for you, helping to improve coping ability, make sense of complex emotions, gain perspective, and overcome the sense of isolation sometimes accompanying a cancer diagnosis.
We’ll meet for six sessions and write together in a safe and supportive community of others who are also living with cancer. We’ll explore different aspects of the cancer journey using a variety of prompts and exercises designed to help you explore and express your experience of cancer in whatever form is most natural for you.
Join the “Writing Through Cancer” program and experience the power of writing together with other cancer survivors. If you don’t tell your story, who will?
Facilitator: Sharon Bray, Ed.D. Best known for her innovative work using expressive writing with cancer patients, Dr. Sharon Bray is the author of A Healing Journey: Writing Together Through Breast Cancer, (AWA Press, 2004), When Words Heal: Writing Through Cancer (Frog Books, 2006) and co-editor of Learning to Live Again, a cancer survivors’ anthology (Stanford University School of Medicine, 2007.) For the past 17 years, she has designed and led “Writing Through Cancer” workshops at a number of major California cancer centers and support organizations, including Stanford and Moores UCSD. Her work has been featured in a number of healthcare publications.
Please note Writing Through Cancer is a virtual support group that requires a meeting with Program staff prior to your first attendance.
Support groups are not operated on a drop-in basis. We encourage commitment to the entire 6-week. A commitment to the group helps to build community and allows for topics and conversations to be built on week by week.
- Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
- Internet connection
- A private room without distraction