- The Art of Transformative Writing
The basic idea of transformative writing is meaningful change and growth through writing. To be a transformative writer is to undertake an apprenticeship in working with liminal situations and circumstances in order to establish a sense of equanimity in life.
What are the core disciplines and capacities that the writer need to bring to their work in order to produce a transformative effect?
- Exhibits: Harvesting Emotional Energy on Paper
The essence of transformative writing is the renewal of body, mind, and spirit. In this sense, writing is the firm intention to cultivate a greater sense of awareness, belonging, and wellbeing. A selection of articles on this sight that originate in my own efforts to grapple with and integrate difficult experiences.
- How Does Writing Become Transformative?
Transformative writing is an intention, that is, the writer sets out to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. Writing a diary or keeping a journal may or may not embrace transformational qualities. How can writing produce a transformative effect?
- Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions
Opening up means confronting our inner demons, not as an enemy within, but as a potential source of insight. We can help heal sources of anxiety and despair through a personal practice of transformative writing. How can a transformative writing practice help us to alleviate difficult emotions, stress, and trauma?
- The Secret Life of Words
Words are forms of vibration and resonance that influence our body, mind, and spirit. They have an invisible and often secret presence within our consciousness. How can the alchemical qualities of words help us to cultivate a greater sense of positivism in life?
- Transformative Reading
What is transformative reading? Most of the available literature focus on the act of writing as a pathway toward personal transformation. Reading, however, can also offer similar potential.
- Writing Away the Demons
We all become wounded by life, some of us more than others. Rigid beliefs, inflexible habits, and familiar doubts can cause us to become mired in painful circumstances. How can transformative writing release us from our own self-imposed bondage?