Join us this Saturday in the second of a series of four creative therapy workshops for female survivors of sexual violence, conducted by Dr. Marianela Medrano, psychologist, poet and nationally-certified poetry therapist.
At the conclusion of the four one-hour sessions, participants will be enriched by a selection of poems that will serve as a steady and indispensable resource in their journey through healing and, ultimately, will have the opportunity to share their writing in the Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in downtown Stamford.
Marianela has used creative writing as a means to help people reduce stress, cope with pain and raise their level of emotional well-being. She hopes to help participants confront their trauma and give voice to difficult-to-express feelings through various forms of writing, including poetry and literature. Her own writing has appeared in her 2011 collection Diosas de la Yuca/Goddess of the Yuca (Madrid, Ediciones Torremozas), as well as numerous literary journals and anthologies in the United States and the Dominican Republic. Find out more about her practice and work here and here.
733 Summer Street, Suite 503
This FREE program, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Stamford, is presented by the The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, which has been offering counseling, educational outreach and support services in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, Weston and Wilton since 1979.