Write to be Healed Journaling Workshop:
This program is designed by Janine De Tillio Cammarata after more than 30 years of writing in and working with her personal journals.
It has been proven that self-inquiry through physically writing in a journal has the ability to heal. This workshop specifically focuses on using a journal to heal from injury, illness, loss or tragedy. It also is designed to empower, enlighten, and support anyone on their personal life path.
Even if you aren't a writer, you can journal. Like anything else, it's a practice and the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Journaling allows us to search within our mind to get to the heart of where we want to be in our lives and what is stopping us. In this workshop, many techniques and exercises are used to build your journaling practice to healing and self-awareness.
It can be personalized for individual or group workshops and combined with yoga and meditation.
Elementary School Writing Program:
Hands-on character development for fiction stories. Fully engages students in the process of beginning a story with strong characters and how these characters’ greatest fears create the plot. Journal writing using photos and life stories is another option. Workshops can be personalized for specific educational needs and homeschool programs.
Middle School Writing Program:
Hands-on character development for fiction stories. Fully engages students in the process of beginning a story with strong characters and how these characters’ greatest fears create the plot. Longer workshops include other aspects of writing a short story. Workshops can be personalized for specific educational needs and homeschool programs.
High School Writing Program:
Discuss and incorporate fiction or non-fiction writing process. Hands-on exercises to engage both students and teachers. Can be personalized to curriculum.
The Power of Giving and How it Transforms Us:
Whether it’s a cancer diagnosis or a life-changing tragedy, we all have the choice to give up or fight. But what happens when we choose not only to fight but to give of ourselves, to use our experiences, our hopes, and our disappointments to benefit others? In her latest book, What Makes Them Amazing: Inspiring Stories of Young Adults Fighting Cancer, Cammarata shares her unique and moving experience about how the power of giving has the ability to transform. The stories featured in her book are further examples of how the choice to fight coupled with the subsequent commitment to giving leads to deep changes in perspective, stronger faith, self-gratification, as well as lessons in letting go. These are lessons that not only benefit but transform the donor, the recipient, and all those who bear witness. No matter what the outcome of these young adults’ journeys, their stories speak to the hope, determination and love that inspire others to fight when faced with life’s adversities. These are the stories of our communities, our families, and our young adults’ lives and legacies.
Dream Writing for Healing and Self-Awareness:
A workshop on dreaming for your future, healing, and self-awareness. Work your way through your dreams using easy techniques that anyone can do. The experience is open to those wanting to connect to their dreams and use their messages to improve their lives and connect with their souls. Learn how to recall your dreams, and use them to guide your waking life during this fun and laid back workshop. Bring a journal/notebook, pen, dream or image, and an open mind. Dress comfy. Suitable for ages 15 and up.
Janine is available to attend book group gatherings in Albany, New York/Capital District area. Please email your date, location and number of books to be purchased.
Click the links below to view and print the discussion questions for your book club!
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