"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘writing as healing’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Quickening

19 October 2017

Make art about acceleration. 

acceleration

15 Brand New Prompts! Join Us for a Mini Marathon in Writing Prompt Group on Facebook

Because We Need to Make Art Mini Promptathon 

Art is healing. Art is voice. Art is power. Art is resistance. Art is claiming. Art is reclaiming.

Art is Creation, instead of destruction. Let’s create.  Join us in the Better-Than-Black-Friday Writing Group for 15 New Prompts! 

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Some Diversity Call for Submissions Love <3 Let Us Gather: Diversity and the Arts at Nimrod International Journal 

Call for Submissions: Diversity and the Arts

Deadline: November 5, 2017

 

For their Spring/Summer 2018 issue, Let Us Gather: Diversity and the ArtsNimrod International Journal is seeking poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that explore or demonstrate the idea of the arts as a gathering place for diverse and unique perspectives. 

“We also invite writing that addresses and confronts the times when the arts have not been as diverse as they could be—including the present. Poetry may be up to 8 pages; fiction/creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words.

Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online:  nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.

For complete guidelines, email nimrod@utulsa.edu or visit our website: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

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15 Brand New Prompts! Join Us for a Mini Marathon in Writing Prompt Group on Facebook

 

Because We Need to Make Art Mini Promptathon 

Art is healing. Art is voice. Art is power. Art is resistance. Art is claiming. Art is reclaiming.

Art is Creation, instead of destruction. Let’s create.  Join us in the Better-Than-Black-Friday Writing Group for 15 New Prompts! 

Art Is Meme

 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Not Alone

16 October 2017

Make art about realizing you’re not alone. 

solidarity

Monday Must Read: The Body Keeps Score; Brain, Mind, & Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

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This book helped me tremendously. Thanks and Love to Carmel Mawle for suggesting it to me. 

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times Science bestseller
 
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Read an Excerpt

Buy the Book

Sampling of Reviews

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429941-200-the-lifelong-cost-of-burying-our-traumatic-experiences/

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/06/20/the-body-keeps-the-score-van-der-kolk/

Dr. van der Kolk Speaking

How to Detoxify the Body from Trauma: Interview

Healing Trauma/Creative Activities

 

 

Take care of yourself ❤

xo

Mary

Daily Prompt Love <3 Assault

15 October 2017

Make art about assault, about experiencing assault, about surviving being assaulted. 

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