Event Details
Event Type: Online Class

Feb 22 - Mar 15 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
At your computer/device

Writing to Heal from Grief and Loss

You can’t always control what happens in your life, but you do have control over how you tell your story. Research has shown that expressive writing can help us make sense of unexpected and unimaginable events in our lives and reduce our stress, improve our physical and mental health, and increase our sense of well-being.

This four-session online class offers a creative space to explore and process the grief you may be experiencing due to the loss of a loved one through expressive writing. In a supportive group environment, we will examine our personal losses and share our stories of overcoming pain and resilience with one another. By examining the research of James Pennebaker and others, you will be introduced to the benefit of writing on physical and mental health, understand the therapeutic benefits of expressive narrative writing, and take comfort in sharing your stories within an intimate and safe group setting. Join us with your favorite journal, notepad or computer/laptop, and whatever else would make you comfortable to write.

This class will not be recorded. Attendance requirement for incentive points – 3 of 4 sessions.

Instructor: Isabel Stenzel (LCSW, MPH) is a licensed clinical social worker, bereavement counselor, and consultant. She has extensive experience in leading expressive writing groups and other support groups for those who are grieving. A Stanford alumna, she is an author, public speaker, and a former Stanford social worker who has taught writing groups for staff in 2011.

Class details are subject to change.