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Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Writing to Cope with Teen Trauma and Build Resiliency

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Learn creative ways to engage teens struggling with trauma, bullying, identity, life direction, family issues, and mental health challenges, utilizing the empowering and healing capacities of writing. Topics include: • How to create a judgement-free, safe space for teens to engage with writing both in groups and alone. • Left brain and right brain processes in coping and thriving after trauma, utilizing creativity as an outlet for personal self-discovery, reflection, and positive change. • How the conscious and subconscious mind can work together during the writing process to uncover wounds, needs, and self-derived ideas for coping and overcoming. • Writing styles and genres that each work towards a breakthrough in their own ways, each with techniques and tips for implementation one-on-one with teens, or in a group setting.

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Alexis Chute

sole proprietor, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is the author of the award-winning memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss (She Writes Press, 2017). Expecting Sunshine was a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2017 and an IndieReader Top 10 Best Reviewed Book of 2017. The second... Read More →