BECOMING WHOLE: Writing Your Healing Story

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"Becoming Whole" is an important contribution to the literature of memoirs and writing. With elegant, lively prose, Linda Joy Myers demonstrates the power of a memoir to bridge, integrate, and heal the past. At the same time, she offers proven lessons in the art and craft of memoir-writing. She reveals the profound process by which memoirs express both personal and universal meaning.

Becoming Whole includes insights into the healing that comes from reliving, expressing, and sharing life experiences; samples of writing that illustrate each chapter; exercises to help writers craft powerful prose; dynamic prompts to help bring forgotten memories to the surface; a thorough bibliography of writing resources and published memoirs; and a special section for therapists who apply memoir-writing in their own practices.

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The Ground-Breaking Book on How to Write the Story You Always Wanted to Write by Award-winning Author and Licensed Psychotherapist, Linda Joy Myers. In this new edition of Linda’s pioneering book on using writing as an instrumental tool for healing, you will find the answers to some of the most difficult questions memoir writers face, such as: · With so many stories, where do I begin? · How can I tell the truth and not anger my family? · How can I forgive and be forgiven? Employing unique techniques that have helped hundreds of people realize the wisdom and power of their personal stories, Becoming Whole offers specific guidelines and exercises to unravel the complicated, daunting, and exhilarating task of writing a memoir through exercises to find the secret stories, learn about family dynamics, and heal the past. Writing the truth is a transformational experience, and even if you have never written before, you can help to heal the past and imagine your future self by discovering the storyteller inside you.Learn how to: · Face the inner (and outer) critics that challenge you · Sort out truth and lie in memoir writing · Find the secret stories that are the key to healing · Learn about family dynamics, myths, and roles to free yourself from your past · See how using fictional techniques helps you witness your past self · Join a safe writing group · Transform your life through memoir writing ... and much more

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A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Berkeley, California, Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., holds an MFA in creative writing from Mills College. She maintains her own private practice, teaches classes on memoir-writing, and offers workshops and trainings in Autobiography and Therapeutic Healing to therapists.

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