Workshops

2022  EXPRESSIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

  •  Writing Through Cancer:  Sharon’s expressive writing workshops continue at Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto  beginning in February, 2022.  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 2022 SERIES BEGINS Tuesday, February 15th with a 90 minute virtual introductory session, “Writing for Health: Writing Through Cancer.  Registration is required.
    • “Writing Through Cancer,” the six weekworkshop, begins April 26, 2022 through May 31, 2022. Free to Gilda’s Club members.  All meetings occur via ZOOM Tuesdays, 3 p.m.-4:30 pm.  Free.  Registration is required.  Participants limited to 12.
  • Writing the Heart, Introductory session. Our 2022 season of virtual expressive writing workshops for cardiac patients, offered through Ted Rogers Center for Heart Research,  will begin with an introductory workshop, Writing for Health:  Writing the Heart, Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, on the health benefits of expressive writing offer  from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Offered virtually, via ZOOM.    To Register:  Visit 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, March 3rd 2022, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. through April 7thRegistration is required.   Participants limited to 15.  Visit www.tedrogersresearch.ca/writing for more information and to register.
  • Centre for Living Organ Donation, UHN, Webinar:  Introduction to Expressive Writing, Thursday, January 13th, for transplant patients, donors and their families.  Centre for Living Organ Donation, UHN.  12-1:30 p.m.  Visit GivelifeUHN.eventbrite.ca to register.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY:

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 groups

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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