Narrative Writing is a powerful tool that can be used to heal from the traumas and hardships of our lives. This project explores how a 30 day practice of narrative writing about a traumatic birth experience revealed powerful imagery. The imagery informed connections to positive psychology concepts such as post traumatic growth, resilience, hope and personal agency. The result is a roadmap that can be used to transform traumatic experiences into stories of inner work and healing; with making meaning as the key ingredient.
Anne Gustin is a 500hr Certified Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Yoga Specialist based in Minneapolis, MN. She holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Business Strategy from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Management from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. Anne worked for Anderson Consulting and Target Corporation early in her career before leaving business to pursue her family and yoga certification. Anne is a recent graduate of the Whole Being Institute’s Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology (CIWPP) and is currently enrolled in the Positive Psychology Coaching program. She serves on two non-profit boards in her local community, is a mom to two teenage daughters and two canine friends and loves to discuss/study matters of the spirit. She has a website titled form&feather.com devoted to Yoga, Ayurveda and personal growth.