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Healing Through Writing: For Cancer Survivors and Those Facing Illness

December 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Sharsheret is partnering with Ritual Well to explore healing through writing. Cancer, like other forms of serious illness, is not simply a physical experience, but also emotional and spiritual. In order to heal from a cancer experience, we must address all three aspects. The physical healing is directed by our healthcare teams. There are many ways to heal emotionally and spiritually, but we often find ourselves navigating this on our own. Luckily, there are many ways we can enhance our healing. This session will focus on writing and ritual as a means of healing, which has been studied as an effective way to heal from both physical and emotional trauma. Led by Melissa K. Rosen, two-time cancer survivor, a member of ADVOT’s first writing cohort, and the Director of Training and Education at Sharsheret: The Jewish Breast and Ovarian Cancer Community. Additionally, poets Ann Bookman, author of Bloodlines, and Maya Bernstein, author of There Is No Place Without You, will share their work. This program is open to all who have been impacted by illness.

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December 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST