Literary Therapy: Joy, Grief, Pleasure, and Growth is an interactive four-part experience harnessing the cathartic power of creative writing, community, and vulnerability to explore mental health during this raggedy moment in history.
We’ll use mindfulness, creative writing, personal exploration activities, and group discussion in a safe + supportive community to center joy, foster connection, and inspire introspection.
Developed + facilitated by Mental Health First Aid instructor, writer, and wellness program coordinator Alexander Hardy.
Sunday August 22, 29 + September 12 + 19 @ 3pm EST
Aug 22 - joy, boundaries + restorative practices
Aug 29 - grief + post-traumatic growth
Sept 12 - pleasure + playtime
Sept 19 - letting go + releasing
A compassionate, trauma-informed facilitator
Mindfulness practices + strategies
Welcoming community, accountability + support
Introspective writing activities to challenge + inspire
Space to gain clarity + be authentic, vulnerable + audacious
Space to be unclear, nervous, or "figuring it out"
Wellness tools + stories for additional exploration
Sunday, August 22. 3pm - 4:30pm EST.
How do you center joy in your life? What are you doing to keep your spiritual Jheri curl moist and luxurious? In session one, we explore boundaries that protect our peace, engaging support, and routines for pouring into ourselves.
Sunday, August 29. 3pm - 4:30pm EST.
What does growth after trauma look like? What community + creative tools can help us rebuild + reimagine our lives? This week, we stuff our toolkits for navigating and flourishing amidst Rona-flavored grief and other devastating losses.
Prioritize wellness and support your team with Adult + Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings, leadership workshops on creating space for joy, Literary Therapy writing sessions, or another GetSomeJoy experience.
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Sunday, September 12. 3pm - 4:30pm EST.
What role does pleasure play in your life? How often do you make time to play? This week, we explore our relationships with pleasure, shame, indulgence, and abundance.
Sunday, September 19. 3pm - 4:30pm EST.
What mindsets, people, dynamics, and decisions are holding you back from being your best self? This week, we explore giving ourselves grace and what is possible for our lives and communities on the other side of major changes and transitions.
Adult + Youth Mental Health teach community members to recognize and respond to mental health and substance use challenges, and offers a framework (A.L.G.E.E.) for offering support.
Healing ain’t no fun if the homies can’t get none.
Tell us what’s on your mind. A GetSomeJoy team member will reach out to you.
Get joy-flavored stories, recipes, wellness events, and tools to be great(er).