Please contact Dr. Kathleen Perkins if you wish to schedule, or participate in the two workshops she offers: “The Write Remedy: Healing through Writing” and “The Power of Forgiveness: Writing to Heal.” (firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 503-360-6591)
Writing my memoir, Flight Instructions: A Journey Through Guilt to Forgiveness, provided the impetus necessary to propel me onto the final stages of forgiving myself. The workshops evolved out of that personal journey of healing through writing.
The Write Remedy: Healing through Writing
This interactive workshop introduces participants to writing as a therapeutic tool. Writing becomes a powerful outlet for expressing thoughts and feelings related to painful life’s events. Participants will learn unique writing techniques that can lead to healing life’s wounds, and learn the fluidity of the steps for going from guilt/pain/shame to forgiveness. No amount of guilt can solve the past, forgiveness can.
Forgiveness is on-going part of our overall, vibrant life condition. Participants will also learn how to incorporate a writing/hearing/bearing-witness component, as a means of forgiveness leading to closure of piercing life blows.
The Power of Forgiveness: Writing to Heal
This writing workshop is for persons who long to heal a piercing life wound that begs forgiveness? This is a spiritually-based, interactive workshop where participants will learn how to incorporate a writing/hearing/bearing-witness component, as a means of forgiveness. Writing becomes a powerful outlet for expressing feelings about emotionally challenging experiences.
Participants will experience a new approach to writing as a therapeutic tool for healing and learn unique writing techniques that can lead to healing life’s most painful traumas. Those attending will begin by examining thought patters and believe systems and then explore guilt/pain/shame, on the way to forgiveness. We culminate with exercises on grief and gratitude.
NOTE: there are overlaps between these two workshops in terms of content and process; however the Power of Forgiveness workshop spends the bulk of the time moving from fear to love leading to forgiveness.
These 12-hour writing workshops have been taught in several different formats:
- 2 – 6 hour sessions
- 3 – 4 hour sessions
- 4 – 3 hour sessions
- Retreat format: can be divided up into two or three days.
Please contact Dr. Kathleen Perkins if you wish to schedule, or participate in “The Write Remedy: Healing through Writing” workshop. (503-360-6591)
“Kathleen provides a safe environment and honors each person with deep listening and a compassionate sensitivity. Her love of fearless writing is inspiring.” Di
“I still enjoy thinking about the terrific experience I had in Kathleen Perkins writing to heal workshop.” Craig
“Writing about family, forgiveness and loss with Kathleen was very healing. The reconciling energy lasted long after the workshop. Healing through writing is great medicine!” Dani
“During Kathleen’s workshop I discovered new depths about issues I thought long solved. The result was a deeper understanding of life, of myself, and infinitely more peace. “ June
“Guided, deliberate, and conscious exercises help to reveal an inner truth that is as self-evident as it is unique.” Josh
“If you have life issues needing examination and healing, take this workshop. Kathleen shared her life’s journey to healing and forgiveness with such honesty; I was encouraged to write about certain concerns in my life in. I felt safe.” Galina
“Kathleen creates a safe and supportive space for personal growth and healing. Her focused methods and guidance led me to deeper levels of resilience by looking my pain square in the eye. Surprisingly I also found joy waiting in the darkness.” Andy
“Kathleen is generous in her sharing of tools, books, and poems to create a sense of abundance and possibility. Her kindheartedness and soulful self create a warm container that I would return to for more.” Diane
“Dr. Perkins’ workshop format of self exploration around themes such as shame and forgiveness, along with writing and then sharing with the other’s, provided a valuable learning experience. An experienced teacher and therapist, Dr. Perkins provides psychological and spiritual tools to assist each participant structure their thoughts. I recommend this workshop to anyone who has the courage for the hard work of self-discovery.” Joseph
“I liked the feeling of safety as well as the connection with others, acceptance, and permission to look inwards.” Kevin