Episode 23 | Nancy Aronie & the healing power of writing

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We are incredibly honored to speak with Nancy Aronie in the 23rd episode of our Sensitive Matters podcast. Nancy is a writing coach and workshop leader who has helped countless writers access their own unique voice and create a

safe space for self expression. She has worked with various big institutions such as Harvard University, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Omega Institute, among others.

Her book Memoir as Medicine in which she shares her own moving stories, invites writers to tap into the healing power of writing.

This episode covers the following points:

  1. How to create a positive atmosphere where writers can feel comfortable sharing their work and being vulnerable by setting clear guidelines for respectful communication.
  2. How writers can overcome their self-doubt and fear of judgment to continue on their writing journey, using her own experiences as an example.
  3. The importance of finding the right group of writers who will support and encourage each other to grow and thrive.
  4. The therapeutic benefits of writing, and how it can be used as a tool for self-discovery and personal growth.
  5. Nancy shares practical advice on how writers can use writing to tap into their unique voice and perspective, and how prompts and exercises can be used to spark creativity and inspiration.
  6. The importance of writers tapping into their unique voice and perspective to create authentic and powerful writing.
  7. Tips on using prompts and exercises to overcome writer's block and spark creativity.
  8. The importance of positive feedback and encouragement in the creative process, and how it can help writers stay motivated and confident.
  9. How writing can be used as a tool to process trauma and difficult emotions, and how it can lead to healing and growth.
  10. The benefits of creating a regular writing practice, and how it can serve as a form of self-care and self-expression.

We truly hope you love this episode as much as we do! Listen and leave us a review and your feedback below!

Learn more about Nancy Aronie here:


Check out her new book 'Memoir as Medicine'


Christina Zipperlen is the designer and founder of Ananda Soul, but her journey doesn’t end there. She is also a writer and counselor, helping others to heal trauma, find their authentic self, and feel safe and whole as they walk through this life. She uses a somatic approach combined with Compassionate Inquiry to form a deep understanding of how the body, mind, and soul are undeniably interwoven. Interested? You can learn more by visiting www.SensitiveMatters.com

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