Sharon is a masterful teacher and guide.. she creates a space of safety, creativity, and healing…Those who write with Sharon begin to make positive meaning out of the difficult journey of cancer, and they also have the opportunity to discover and share a new voice–a voice of strength and story that will be honored in its sharing. It has been such a gift for me to participate in this life-changing group.
Quite simply, it has changed my life.
–Participants, Stanford Cancer Center writing group
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Inspired by her cancer experience and the research of Dr. James Pennebaker and his colleagues, Sharon Bray initatied and led her first writing group for breast cancer survivors in early 2001 until 2007 at Breast Cancer Connections in Palo Alto, CA. That experience inspired her first book, A Healing Journey: Writing Together Through Cancer, published in 2004. Since then, she has designed and led writing programs for cancer survivors at several nonprofit and healthcare organizations in Northern and Southern California. Her second book, When Words Heal: Writing Through Cancer, published in 2006, was intended as a guide for the prospective group leader.
- Writing Through Cancer at Scripps Green Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA. Sharon leads two writing group series each year, Fall and Spring. Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Next series begins February 6, 2017. 6 weeks. Free to cancer survivors. Contact Tom Friedman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writing Through Cancer at Moores UCSD Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA. Two writing programs with Sharon offered twice yearly, free to cancer survivors. Next series tbd.. 6 weeks. For program information & registration: Call (858) 822-5381 or online at http://health.ucsd.edu/cancersupport .
- UCLA extension Writers’ Program, online. “Transformational Writing & Make Life into Art,” six weeks. Next session tbd. For information and registration, http://www.uclaextension.edu/writers.
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