A groundbreaking work for healing long-term emotional problems
The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process. By going through these steps you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story leading to a life-changing epiphany.
- Help uncover the secret stories that are the keys to healing
- Explore the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional families
- Heal old wounds, creating a better present and brighter future
Using many examples from her students and clients, the author shows how creative, well-planned, and carefully researched memoir writing can offer a process for sorting out the truth from lies and family myths.
Part 1 Eight Steps to Writing a Healing Memoir.
Step 1 Understanding Your Reasons for Writing.
Step 2 Doing Your Research.
Step 3 Planning Your Memoir.
Step 4 The Psychology of Memoir Writing.
Step 5 The Dark Stuff.
Step 6 Organizing the Narrative Arc.
Step 7 To Publish—or Not.
Step 8 The Power of Writing to Heal.
Part 2 Spirituality, Therapy, and Stories.
Chapter 1 Spirituality, Meditation, and Inner Listening.
Chapter 2 For Therapists Who Use the Healing Power of Memoir.
Chapter 3 Stories from the Workshops.
About the Author.