Stories are powerful. They have been with us for centuries and can affect us deeply. Stories can move us to tears, change our attitudes, opinions, and behaviors, and even inspire us. Every one of us has a story within, just waiting to be written and shared.
In this Zoom program, you’ll join writer and blogger Liz Kitchens as she shares a story from her own life and explains how the simple act of writing the story has helped her face anxiety and fear. Liz will then guide the group through a creative writing exercise designed to help participants capture their own stories.
Please note: no prior writing experience is required to participate! Please come to this program with paper and a writing utensil.
By participating in this program, you can expect to:
- Learn what the scientific research says about changes to our brains when we listen to a story.
- Experience the benefits of connecting to another person’s story through listening to the presenter’s tale.
- Begin capturing your own story by participating in user-friendly writing exercises.
This program is presented by Liz Kitchens and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.
About Your Program Presenter
Liz Kitchens is a writer and blogger. Her blog Be Brave. Lose the Beige, reaches out to Lady Boomers, women of the Baby Boomer generation. Liz also blogs for Growing Bolder and Vibrant Nation, two sites devoted to aging issues. Liz conducts workshops on the health benefits of creativity and is an ambassador for the Creative Caregiving Initiative sponsored by the NCCA, The National Center for Creative Aging. Liz founded the Jeremiah Project, an after school and summer creative arts program designed to foster self-esteem and encourage creative thinking among at-risk middle school-aged students.