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Writing to Heal the Soul: Transforming Grief and Loss through Writingby Susan Zimmermann
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Susan Zimmermann writes with the authenticity of someone who has experienced the dark night of the soul, and the wisdom of someone who has found her way back. Her book is that rare thing, a beautifully written guidebook, both useful and lyrical, pragmatic and poetic. It offers readers a chance to lose themselves in the work of a gifted writer while finding themselves through the gift of writing itself. -Martha Beck, author of Expecting Adam and Finding Your Own North Star
Writing to Heal the Soul is an intelligent, beautifully written, and moving book, a guide for anyone who has experienced loss, failure, or tragedy. Zimmermann leads us on a journey that is deeply fulfilling and full of joy.-James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., author of Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions
Zimmermann weaves together moving stories, practical writing exercises, and wisdom into a seamless guide to thriving in the face of crisis. She teaches us how to use writing as a healing balm.-Dan Shapiro, Ph.D., author of Mom's Marijuana
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.
Susan Zimmermann is the author of the memoir Grief Dancers, a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and coauthor of Mosaic of Thought, a book on reading comprehension. She speaks throughout the United States on the healing power of writing and ways to deepen reading and writing experiences for adults and children. Susan lives in the foothills west of Denver with her husband and four children.
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