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Many of us intuitively know that writing down our thoughts and feelings makes us feel better. But recent studies of the brain actually demonstrate that expressing ourselves in writing has a host of positive effects.

Instructor Elaine Beale says, “Not only does writing help with issues like grief, trauma, anxiety, and insomnia, it’s also been shown to reduce the symptoms of many illnesses—from arthritis, to fibromyalgia, to IBS, and even heart disease! If writing were a pill, it would be sold by every pharmaceutical company out there.”

In this workshop, Elaine will provide a day of guidance, writing exercises, and strategies that you can use to support your own wellness.

Elaine says, “We’ll explore how to resist the inner critic or censor so we can access our deepest selves. We’ll cover journaling techniques, and do several writing exercises that have been shown to benefit mental and physical health. This is a class for anyone who wants to explore how writing can help improve health, relationships, or mood."

All participants will receive a free copy of Elaine’s book, Write for Wellness, a comprehensive practical guide to using writing to support health, happiness and positive relationships, and issues like chronic illness, trauma, and grief.



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  1. Saturday, July 13, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • I am a big fan of Elaine's classes. She immediately puts the novice at ease and her enthusiastic love of the craft is contagious.

    Rick Kelley


Saturday, July 13, 2019
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm PDT
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2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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