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Writing to Wholeness: workshops to transform lives and communities


Are you interested in facilitating a writing workshop with survivors

of domestic or sexual violence? 

The Writing to Wholeness toolkit can help. The toolkit offers instruction and ideas for what to write and read in a workshop, as well as insight into the nuance of the facilitator role.
It was developed by experienced creative writing instructors Elena Anderson Eggert and Wendy Brown-Baez and combines years of research, study, workshop facilitation, and feedback from participants. The result is a guide that is both practical and foundational.

We provide guidance on how to focus workshops on healing expression and community change. In workshops, participants use writing to reflect on experiences that shape their lives, to share with other survivors, and to reimagine pain as a spark for social change.













If you want to explore the connection between writing and healing with your community,

then this toolkit is for you. 

now available as a free pdf on the website or you can order a print copy


where I have facilitated  writing  workshops


All About the Journey

Abbot Northwestern Hospital Heart Group

Amazon Bookstore Collective

Banfille-Locke Center for the Arts

Boneshaker Books

Bridge for Youth

Celebrate Yourself Women’s Retreat

Common Grounds Café


Eastside Freedom Library

Eat My Words Bookstore

El Colegio High School

Face to Face Charter High School

Harriet Tubman

Healing Elements

Hennepin County Central Library

Hennepin County Walker Library

Jacobs’ Well Women’s Retreat

Lennox Community Center

Loft Literary Center



Minneapolis Community Ed

Mn Prison Writing Workshop

NE Wellness

Pathways: A Healing Center

Quartrefoil Library

Resource Center for the Americas


Saint Paul Almanac

Santa Fe Community Yoga

Springhouse Spiritual Center

Subtext Books

The Aliveness Project

UMN Hospital oncology ward

Unity Minneapolis

Wisdom Ways Center

Women’s Spirituality and Health Conference

Youngstown Lit Festival



Places where I currently teach:

 Pathways: A Healing Center

 MN Prison Writing Workshop

Unity Minneapolis

Wisdom Ways Center

Jeannine Oulette / Elephant Rock 

The Loft Literary Center

Writing to Wholeness: Workshops to transform lives and communities, a facilitator's guide to writing with survivors of personal violence, will soon be available. Elena Anderson and I have been leading workshops for 5 years and collected all the information you need to start writing circles for survivors or others who wish to write for healing in community. The Toolkit includes advice and suggestions on guiding a group, techniques we used successfully, tips on self-regulation and co-regulation, and resources. The Toolkit will be available for free with the request of a donation. We encourage you to check out our website: coming soon with a full COVER REVEAL!

Writing is a way to listen to the deepest self and inner voice of wisdom. What tools enable us to access the deep voice of guidance? What stories do we feel compelled to share? 

What stories can change our point of view and lead to wholeness and healing?

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