Therapeutic Writing

Grab some lined paper and a pen — that’s all you need! Writing images from one’s memory and imagination can be a healing act. According to studies, some individuals may benefit from participating in expressive writing as part of their supportive cancer treatment. The writing act can be a form of healing for patients dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Sue has been promoting journal writing as a tool for personal growth and self-care for many years. She prefers the term “therapeutic writing,” believing It better explains the benefits inherent in its use. Research supports the effectiveness of writing to reduce hypertension and increase immune system functioning, as well as many other benefits.

Taught by Sue Meyn, M C. She has presented to many organizations in Phoenix and now Flagstaff and was a facilitator for groups at Cancer Support Community Arizona for seventeen years.