Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Most Astounding Fact: A Writing Workshop for Recovery

Our 14th Annual Education Conference is only three days away! The most challenging part of the conference is choosing which of the six afternoon workshops to attend. With the theme Young Adults and Mental Illness: Voice for Hope, each of the workshops will address a different issue affecting young adults, known as the Millennial Generation.

We've reviewed four workshops: Eating Disorders and Young AdultsTreatment in the Millennial Age, How Young Adults Can Afford the Affordable Care Act and Exploring Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation. Today we are highlighting a creative writing workshop presented by one of our keynote speakers, Stacy Pershall.

The Most Astounding Facts: A Writing Workshop for Recovery

Inspired by the words of renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this writing workshop will provide participants with helpful tools to feel less alone in their journey through recovery. Presenter Stacy Pershall will reveal the power of connections to others and the healing that comes from feeling like a relevant participant in the world. Writing exercises will focus on body acceptance, and each participant will leave with a memento created by all.

Presenter: Stacy Pershall is an accomplished author who lives with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and struggled with eating disorders for 20 years.

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