True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness
~ Albert Einstein
"Expressing Grief Through Writing"
Lawerence Spann and Elizabeth Robinson
July 23, Noon
expression is key to healthy mourning. Unarticulated grief leads to loneliness
and despair often related to depression and exacerbation of physical symptoms.
Writing helps to move grief. Literature celebrates specific details, the
senses, encourages unearthing painful memories and gives license to embellish
memories in imaginative and original ways. Writing is an act of defiance that
channels energy toward new growth and reconciliation. Lawrence Spann will
discuss writing and approaches of how it can be used personally, with clients,
friends and family.
Henry Spann, PA-C, Ph.D., is a writer & editor. He works with individuals and
groups. He founded Sutterwriters, a hospital-based writing program. He’s led
hundreds of writing groups and edits books directed at personal growth and
healing for individuals. He is an anticoagulation specialist at Sansum Clinic.
Ann Robinson, RN, CNS, Ph.D., is a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute. She
is author of The Soul of the Nurse that will be published later this year. She
worked much of her career in the hospital setting as a Clinical Nurse
Specialist in cardiology and critical care.