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Traumatic Growth Writing Workshop, CAST Canada

Kingston, Ontario
March 31, 2017

1:00-4:30 p.m.
St John's Anglican Church

Transforming Trauma is a workshop designed to assist helping professionals looking for tools to address personal stress stemming from work related circumstances.  We'll craft metaphor to approach vicarious traumas, put transference in parentheses, and find poetic potential in the mundane.  Each list tells a story.


  • Narrative approach benefits the individual, the counsellor, and the agency (Hartman, et al, 2008).
  • Using both receptive and expressive approaches, participants in this workshop will explore the benefits of utilizing existing poetry and creating their own writing.
  • Learn to be self-reflective and encourage empathy for others and self, to encounter the nuances of individual situations, and to be heard within a supportive environment.

Speaker: Wes Ryan is an award winning spoken word artist, community organizer, and workshop facilitator.

Cost: $95 +HST

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