Write to Heal
Therapeutic writing has many major healing benefits, especially for those who have experienced a traumatic event.
Expressive writing can have a significant impact to the recovery process. In fact, participants in a study who wrote about their most traumatic experiences for 15 minutes, four days in a row, experienced better health outcomes up to four months later (Baikie & Wilhelm, 2005).
Another study tested the same writing exercise on over 100 asthma and rheumatoid arthritis patients, with similar results. The participants who wrote about the most stressful event of their lives experienced better health evaluations related to their illness (Smyth, Stone, Hurewitz, & Kaell, 1999).
Putting pen to paper however, can be one of the biggest challenges. There is something quite powerful that happens when you can start to write, as you release the pain and suffering that has been so deeply positioned.
It is as if, when you write, it is slowly, sometimes painfully being drawn out of your inner self and into the world of release. That can be a very difficult transition to make, but one of the most empowering and powerful as you honour your story, because you deserve the Write to Heal!
Need a little guidance & tips to begin writing to heal?
Join our Live Virtual weekly Writers Circle
Weekly ‘Live’ Online Write to Heal Circle, where we gather with other survivors of trauma in a safe online space, from the comfort of your own surroundings to honour the power of the story from life’s difficult and complicated realities.
We free write together in response to exercises chosen to elicit deep-heart writing and to help heal with the power of the pen.
Learn to trust the flow of your own writing, and receive feedback about the power of your words in a supportive, transformative, and survivor-centered community.
Joining this Circle from all over the world, from very different cultures and lived experiences. No matter where they come from, they step into the virtual circle with a willingness to listen and open their hearts.
Interestingly, I have run numerous offline Circles, Support Groups, Programs and so on and yet, in an online space, where people are sitting in their own homes and know that they will probably never meet the people they see on the screen, or do not have to experience that anxiety to physically attend an unknown place, the deep dive into vulnerability and trust happens more quickly than when people are sitting in the same room.
There is a real air of strength, when survivors of all forms of trauma, come together to unite and support each others Journey to Healing.
Welcome to our:
Write to Heal Circle
From 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm
via our Virtual Room.
You are more than welcome to just drop-in for any weekly circle or trial a circle, via our pay as you go option, or join as a Member via Subscription at a reduced rate with extra Membership benefits.
PAY AS YOU GO – £5.00 PER Week →
Monthly membership £3 Per Week benefits:
- Join our Weekly Circles at a reduced rate of £3 per week.
- Access to our Members Only Facebook Group, to discuss your Writing Journey with other members, receive support & catch up on writing prompts if you miss a weekly circle.
- Receive a Free ‘I Can’ Let my Inner-Self Shine Notebook. (RRP: £7.99)
- Access to the downloadable version of the Notebook to print and write on, whenever you need. (RRP: £3.00)
- Access to Writing Opportunities / Media / Blogging.
Wondering what goes on during the circles?
8.00 PM – Welcome, grab your cuppa and have a natter
8.10 PM – Reflection / Opening the Space
8.15 PM – Speedwriting
8.25 PM – Sharing
8.30 PM – Freewriting
8.50 PM – Feedback & Closing the Space with Poetry
Both the speedwriting and freewriting, will be guided by prompts, with various themes and settings. We also combine letter writing, journaling, poetry and other forms of creativity to help the healing process through writing.
Been thinking about Journaling?
Our ‘I Can’ Self-Help Journal, has been uniquely designed to explore thoughts and feelings surrounding the events of your life.
A powerful guide to not only reflecting of if these thoughts were the reality to the emotions, but also to track these weekly, self-care plan and set weekly positive mantras, with a checklist to keep you accountable!Buy Now
Mayameen Meftahi (MASC P.Th & NLP) is a Qualified Psychotherapist and NLP Practitioner.
Mayameen excelled with English Literature during her schooling years, she became a Legal Secretary for a Criminal Defence Firm and writing, continuing to enhance her secretarial ability.
Mayameen then became an English Teacher as a Foreign Language (Qualified TEFL Teacher on 15th March 2007), and spent a large number of years as an English Teacher in Tunisia in the European College.
Mayameen then went onto become a highly sought Online TEFL Teacher working for a company called EnglishFirst.
Writing has always been a passion of Mayameen’s, her very early years of writing in her diary, a coping mechanisms for her trauma and despite her career paths, Mayameen returned to her writing coping mechanism, when she began the Journey to waive her Anonymity and share her story publicly.
It is of no surprise, that Mayameen’s successful 7 Week Trauma Recovery Program also takes on this practical writing approach, and she went onto create and publish her ‘I Can’ Self-Help Journal.
Creating this weekly Write to Heal Circle and Writing Program, is just a natural concurrence into Mayameen’s passion to help others Heal through the Power of the pen and storytelling.