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Writing Ourselves Whole

Writing Ourselves Whole
Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma

by Jen Cross

  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 2017-08-25
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1633536203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Creating books that will change your life Healing victims of sexual assault through transformative journaling: One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing. Rape victims and victims of other sexual abuse: Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises. Sections focus on writing as a transformative practice, embodying our story, how to write trauma without retraumatization, writing joy and desire, and more. How to change your life: When you can find language for the stories that are locked inside, you can change your life. Talk therapy can only go so far for the millions of Americans struggling in the aftermath of sexual abuse and sexual assault, as well as for their partners, families, and caregivers. Survivors of childhood sexual trauma are strong and vulnerable enough to bear witness to each other's truths, to share and learn new languages for our experiences, to throw over the simplistic “victim” and “survivor” narratives that permeate mainstream media in favor of narratives that are fragmented, complicated, messy, and ultimately more whole. Sexual assault survivors can heal themselves: Sexual trauma survivor communities (and their allies) have the capacity to hold and hear one another's stories – we do not have to relegate ourselves solely to the individual isolation of the therapist's office. We do not need to be afraid, as a community of fractured, harmed and healing survivors, of reaching out to and supporting one another. Books such as Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones and Louise DeSalvo's Writing as a Way of Healing beautifully describe the power of writing and offer practices for readers to engage with individually. Yet few creative writing or creative recovery books explicitly address sexual trauma survivor struggles to find language for their experience, nor do they describe the empowerment we might find in discovering language and expression for our delight, desire, and joy as well as our loss and pain. Writing Ourselves Whole specifically addresses the power of connecting with others who share our experience and can support us in finding language for subjects we not only are not supposed to talk about in polite company, but aren't even supposed to articulate to ourselves. Transformative journaling: Writing Ourselves Whole acknowledges the radical and profound impact of a creative healing community for trauma survivors, and includes suggestions for those seeking to create a peer writing group in their own communities. Writing Ourselves Whole rises out of the intersection of Natalie Goldberg's groundbreaking Writing Down the Bones, the powerful Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, and the hopeful, angry struggle of Inga Muscio's Cunt. What You'll Learn Inside Writing Ourselves Whole: How to reconnect with your creative instinct through freewriting How freewriting can help you reclaim the parts of yourself, and your history, that you were never supposed to be able to name How "restorying" the old myths about sexual trauma survivors can set you free How a consistent writing practice can help reconnect you with your creative genius How (and why) to make writing part of your regular self-care routine — and why, if you don’t have a self-care routine, it’s time to develop one Why writing about your desires is at least as important as writing about violence The profound joy and power of writing in community and solidarity with other survivors

Write to Restore

Write to Restore
A Step-By-Step Creative Writing Journal for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

by Jen Cross

  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN : 1642501077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using Your Words to Heal A holistic approach to recovering from trauma. Creative writing is increasingly becoming a go-to method for trauma recovery. There is great power in the written word, and even more so when those words are our own. Journaling provides a cathartic release of emotions because it allows us to not only process past experiences but also reflect on how we’re feeling in the present moment. In this way, writing is one of the most easily accessible self-care practices. Give voice to what has been silenced. Healing from trauma can be a slow and painful process, especially for sexual trauma survivors, who are often shamed into keeping their experience to themselves. This companion journal to Jen Cross's book Writing Ourselves Whole is a space to put the pain on a page, and in doing so, release the hold it has on us and restore our bodies and minds. Creativity as a tool for change. Trauma and violence leave a distinct mark on our lives, one that is not easily erased. Writing on our own or with a community or group can be an extremely transformative process for creating change both within ourselves and socially. It encourages discussions about mental and emotional health that lead to finding more approaches to healing. Jen Cross has worked with sexual trauma survivors for over fifteen years and founded an organization that is devoted to creating spaces for survivors to write and talk about their experiences. In this self-help journal, you will find: A 60-day guided journey to healing from your experience Sixteen writing exercises that gently prompt writers deeper into their experiences and into renewal Follow-up readings, additional exercises, and suggested uses for your writing If you’ve worked through books such as Start Where You Are, Healing the Wounded Heart, and Present, Not Perfect then Our Words Restore Us will provide further support and restoration for your healing process.

Writing Ourselves Into the Story

Writing Ourselves Into the Story
Unheard Voices from Composition Studies

by Sheryl I. Fontaine,Susan Hunter

  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9780809318278
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The twenty-three selections in this volume are essays, research studies, and personal narratives by the "silent majority" in composition studies: teachers and researchers with viewpoints that Sheryl I. Fontaine and Susan Hunter note are often voiced in private conversations but seldom printed in scholarly journals or aired at professional conferences. Rather than focusing on the traditional categories of pedagogy and research, Fontaine and Hunter organize the essays into four sections: the invisible pedagogue of the discipline, the model of power that dominates composition, the ever-present but seldom heard student voice, and other voices excluded from professional development in composition studies. Contributors discuss the barriers they face as teachers, of being overwhelmed by the reality of some of their students' lives. Essayists raise questions about teaching practices that are sometimes homophobic and the effects on gay and lesbian students of the canonization of mainstream heterosexual texts. They probe the exploitation of untenured, part-time faculty?"second-class professionals" whose work is not taken seriously by their colleagues.

Reading and Writing Ourselves into Being

Reading and Writing Ourselves into Being
The Literacy of Certain 19th Century Young Women

by Claire White Putala

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2004-12-01
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 1607529394
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text is a study of literacy based upon a set of correspondence, the Osborne Family Papers, 1812–1968, housed in the Special Collections Research Center of Syracuse University. A collection of some 358 boxes, it is particularly well suited for a study on literacy. In addition to the voluminous public and private correspondence of prison reformer Thomas Mott Osborne (1859–1926), a vast and rich store of the family’s literacy "works" have been carefully preserved. In addition to hundreds of letters, many between and among the women of the family, it also abounds with other literacy documents of interest such as ledgers, account books, travelogues, verse, diaries, and notes. Unusually and quite valuably, even scraps of children’s writing have been preserved, making possible studies regarding emergent literacy practices of the times.

The Whole Works of Xenophon

The Whole Works of Xenophon
A Book

by Xenophon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1845
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Complete Shorthand Manual for Self-instruction and for Use in Colleges

Complete Shorthand Manual for Self-instruction and for Use in Colleges
A Book

by Alfred Day

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Court Letter Writer; Or The Complete English Secretary for Town and Country. Containing Variety of Original Familiar Letters on All Manner of Subjects and Occasions ... To which is Prefixed a Complete Grammar of the English Language, Etc

The Court Letter Writer; Or The Complete English Secretary for Town and Country. Containing Variety of Original Familiar Letters on All Manner of Subjects and Occasions ... To which is Prefixed a Complete Grammar of the English Language, Etc
A Book

by COURT LETTER WRITER.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1773
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Whole Works of the --- Archbishop of Glasgow

The Whole Works of the --- Archbishop of Glasgow
A Book

by Robert LEIGHTON

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gaskell's Compendium of Forms, Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial, Embracing a Complete Self-teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping, and Aid to English Composition ...

Gaskell's Compendium of Forms, Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial, Embracing a Complete Self-teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping, and Aid to English Composition ...
And a Complete Guide to Parliamentary Practice, the Whole Forming a Complete Encyclopedia of Reference

by George Arthur Gaskell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 920
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gaskell's Compendium of Forms, Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial, Embracing a Complete Self-teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping and Aid to English Composition

Gaskell's Compendium of Forms, Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial, Embracing a Complete Self-teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping and Aid to English Composition
Together with the Laws and By-laws of Social Etiquette and Business Laws and Commercial Forms. A Manual of Agriculture Mechanics, and Mining, and a Complete Guide to Parliamentary Practice, the Whole Forming a Complete Encyclopedia of Reference ...

by George A. Gaskell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 645
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Becoming a Whole Language School

Becoming a Whole Language School
The Fair Oaks Story

by Lois Bridges Bird

  • Publisher : Richard C Owen Pub
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Healthside

Healthside
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1858
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whole Language

Whole Language
Theory in Use

by Judith Newman

  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, p, e, i, t.

An Entire Commentary Upon the Whole Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians

An Entire Commentary Upon the Whole Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Wherein the Text is Learnedly and Fruitfully Opened with a Logical Analysis, Spiritual and Holy Observations, Confutation of Arminianism and Popery, and Sound Edification for the Diligent Reader

by Paul Baynes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1866
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves

Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves
Telling Stories in an Age of Blogging

by Jerry Lanson

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2010-11-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1442208694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using a narrative thread that ties practical advice to his personal experience as a professor, reporter, and blogger, Jerry Lanson fills his book on nonfiction story telling with time-proven techniques to beat writer's block and hone the skills necessary to write well. Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves provides readers of all ages a practical guide to perfecting their own work. From showing how to frame ideas early to how to gather and choose telling details for story, Lanson shares tips, techniques and lessons that will sharpen and enliven any writer's work.

Writing Our Selves

Writing Our Selves
An Investigation of Literacy, Identity, and Poetry in an Urban High School

by Soraya Andrea Sablo Sutton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Refractory Girl

Refractory Girl
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mapping Our Selves

Mapping Our Selves
Canadian Women's Autobiography in English

by Helen M. Buss

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9780773512443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Considering a broad range of Canadian women's autobiographical works, including memoirs, journals, and conventional autobiography as well as experiments in blending a number of writing genres, Helen Buss explores the way in which these diverse forms allow the expression of women's experience of their identities. Buss supplies a framework for her study by reviewing male-centred theories of identity and some of the ways in which theories working with women's autobiographical accounts are changing these models. She then constructs her own "mapping" theory of how female identity is formed in order to illustrate how, in autobiography, identity can be understood through the relationship between writer, text, and reader. The texts selected by Buss for her inquiry include those by earlier women writers such as Elizabeth Simcoe, Susanna Moodie, and Anna Jameson as well as a variety of twentieth-century texts by women who write from their special places in a diversity of ethnic, feminist, and writers' communities. Autobiographical pieces by Nellie McClung, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Emily Carr, Laura Salverson, Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay, Daphne Marlatt, Mary Meigs, Maria Campbell, Kristjana Gunnars, Aritha van Herk, and others inform this map of women's life-writing. Buss introduces each section of the book with a short autobiographical passage allowing the reader to place the author's critical practice within the context of her sense of her own identity as critic, writer, and woman.

Whole-class Teaching

Whole-class Teaching
Minilessons and More

by Janet Angelillo

  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Angelillo's ideas create personal and intellectual connections by validating students' experiences, and they build structure into your day while promoting student responsibility by balancing routines with independence. Best of all Whole-Class Teaching demonstrates how to adjust the teaching of minilessons to optimally support specific goals such as inquiry, coaching, and demonstration. Angelillo even provides detailed tools for self-assessment and for finding out more through teacher study groups."--BOOK JACKET.

The Very Best Weblog Writing Ever by Anyone Anywhere in the Whole Wide World

The Very Best Weblog Writing Ever by Anyone Anywhere in the Whole Wide World
A Book

by Wendy Atterberry,Sarah Hatter

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2006-06-01
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1411612922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twenty-two writers from around the world share their stories of love, loss and self-deprecating humor in this first volume of The Very Best Weblog Writing Ever.This ain't your momma's weblog book.The pieces that made this first volume of The Very Best Weblog Writing Ever By Anyone Anywhere In The Whole Wide World weren't selected because they were written by bloggers with the highest stats or the most comments or with millions of pictures and stories of their kids and wedding plans. These stories were chosen because the writing has style, which makes each one part of the very best weblog writing ever. With self-deprecating humor, poignancy, flair and wit, this collection provides a snapshot view of life through the lens of writers who dare to share their lives, thoughts, and observances with the whole world wide web.