Workshops

2021 – 2022  EXPRESSIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

  •  Writing Through Cancer:  Sharon’s expressive writing workshops continue at Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto  beginning  September 14, 2021.  Free.  Open to Gilda’s Club members.  Limited to 12 participants.   Each series runs for six weeks, Tuesdays from 3 p.m. – 4:30  p.m., virtually on ZOOM.   Call (416) 214-9898 for information  on the next series and to registerwww.gildasclubtoronto.org   The FALL 2021 SERIES BEGINS Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  Registration is required.
  • Writing the Heart, Introductory session. Our 2021-22 season of virtual expressive writing workshops for cardiac patients, offered through Ted Rogers Center for Heart Research,  will begin with an introductory workshop on the health benefits of expressive writing offer Thursday, September 30, 2021  from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Offered virtually, via ZOOM.    To Register:  Visit http://www.tedrogersresearch.ca/writing for more information and registration.
  • Writing the Heart, Six-week group workshop.  A six week expressive writing workshop, offered virtually through ZOOM, and beginning Thursday, September 21, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.mRegistration is required.   Visit http://www.tedrogersresearch.ca/writing for more information and to register.

Participants’ remarks

Sharon is a masterful teacher and guide.. she creates a space of safety, creativity, and healing…Those who write with her begin to make positive meaning out of the difficult journey of cancer, and they also have the opportunity to discover and share a new voice–a voice of strength and story that will be honored in its sharing… It has been such a gift for me to participate in this life-changing group…  

Quite simply, it has changed my life.

–Former participant, Sharon’s expressive writing group

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Participants tell me how much they love the program…It’s not just a support group; she has a real curriculum.  It requires a high degree of sensitivity and professionalism.

Tom Friedman, LCSW, Scripps Cancer Center

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She has a vast knowledge of the field and is able to tailor workshops to the participants’ and program needs…a professional in the best sense – she is a great communicator, self-sufficient and well-prepared…Dr. Bray is an amazing person – compassionate, funny, dedicated and brilliant. She changes people’s lives. 

Audrey Shafer, MD,  Founder, Medicine and the Muse Program, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics