Expressive Writing Workshops
Expressive writing helps relieve the effects of trauma on your life and reduces stress. Research shows that the ability to manage your life through your story increases overall wellness. Workshop approach based on James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D’s Writing to Heal, pain management techniques developed by Sane in Pain author Josephine Jones, as well as creative writing prompts to explore your experiences and possibilities. These free workshops are provided through collaboration with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center.
Workshops will be led by Pikes Peak Community College English Professor and MFA Creative Writing Faculty @SNHU Cindy Skaggs, who is also an Air Force veteran. Skaggs’ areas of specialization include fiction and nonfiction writing, building writing communities, with a research focus on gender bias in poverty, war writing, and PTSD.
ELIGIBILITY: Military affiliation, over 18 years of age