Free intro to Writing for Trauma + Recovery

Vancouver Writing Courses
Vancouver Writing Courses
Public group

Vancity Commercial Drive Community Branch

1675 Commercial Drive · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

Vancity is located at 1675 Commercial Drive. The Vanity Community Stage is accessible via the mall (Il Mercato) entrance on Commercial Drive.

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Join us for a free intro the Writing for Trauma + Recovery workshops series.

Writing for Trauma + Recovery is an empowerment-focussed workshop series for people recovering from trauma and chemical, behavioural or emotional addictions.

This is a free intro to the six-part series beginning Thursday January 31, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Workshops support participants to:

remember their creative potential

explore their journeys through written and verbal expression

remember their strength, power, courage, joy and inspiration

listen to and support each other
break through blocks

continue to write with new or renewed inspiration

In these classes, creative writing becomes a vehicle to empower people to connect with themselves and each other at a core level and in a dynamic setting.

Scientific studies demonstrate that writing plays a significant role in physical and psychological healing.

“Emotional writing” – closely related to the writing that occurs in these workshops – is scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, depression and blood pressure; and improve overall wellbeing, cognitive function, work efficiency and immunity.

Workshop components include:

Guided visualization

Creative writing games and prompts

Group and partner dialogue

Optional non-critical sharing of writing

Connection/networking with local writers

In these workshops, Marn Norwich fuses 25 years of experience facilitating writing workshops with her decades of work as an intuitive energy therapist. She has facilitated Recovery Workshops on-site in addiction treatment since 2012.

This free intro is generously hosted by Vancity and will be held at the Vancity Community Stage, at 1675 Commercial Drive, on Thursday January 31, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

As a courtesy to others who may want to register, kindly register for only one of the three free January intros. There will be a Q + A period in which you may inquire about the other courses.

If you are registered for this free evening and can't come, please cancel as soon as possible so that others can register. If you're on the waitlist, keep your eye on the site, as there are inevitably last minute cancelations.

The full workshop runs six Thursday evenings from January 31 through March 7, 2019 and will be held at the beautiful studio at Creative Coworkers, 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver.

Reserve your seat for the full workshop (12 hours): $200 + GST= $210.00
A la carte sessions are available for $35 + GST = $36.75

The full course requires a minimum of four pre-paid registrants to run.

To register, RSVP on this site and send an e-trasfer to [masked]

To pay in class, please contact Marn.

“I have taught alongside Marni Norwich for the past seven years, primarily in recovery centres. Marni not only brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes but a spirit and empathy which allows room for people to express their innermost voices without hesitation. Marni creates this wonderful space consistently. Her dedication to her work shows in her preparation, her interaction and her follow-up. I recommend Marni’s classes for anyone wanting to add an extra tool to their healing kit.”

- Bonnie Nish MA, Arts Education
Executive Director

Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society

“Promoting The Arts That Inspire The World To Take Notice Of Itself”

Writing is a time-honoured road toward healing!

Benefits include: reduction in anxiety, depression and blood pressure; and improved cognitive function, sleep, social connection and immunity.

For more info about expressive writing as a healing tool, see Writing for Recovery (

For more info, contact Marn Norwich at[masked] [masked] or see