Writing Through Grief & Sorrow

7-8:30 EST 4-5:30pm PST
6 Week Sessions

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you. Maya Angelou

Being alive means riding a wide swath of emotions. Sometimes you scale heights of elation; while other times you fall into dark, rough waters. Growing up near the ocean, I was taught to go with the rip tide, not to swim against it. If you fight the fierce pull, you become too fatigued to hold your head above water and you drown. The strong currents of Grief and Sorrow roil you around in dark seas until you can’t tell the surface from the bottom of the sea. Don’t sink to the depths of your despair. Send up an SOS.

“You know what happened to me???”

Grief needs a voice. Just like it needs silence and reflection and stillness. Just like it needs the gray, slogging along, each step heavy, each movement stiff, and absence of color. Difficult times rise and fall. That’s the way it is. But you can begin to release your pain through expression.

There are certain times when it is imperative that we give credence to and pay extra attention to this sorrow filled journey we are on; allowing ourselves to go through the motions until meaning shows up. 

Writing is a simple and accessible way to explore your feelings of grief and sorrow; to name it, using pen, pencil, paper, journal, notebook, computer, tape recorder – whatever you need to let the words and feelings flow. Shifting your sorrow through story allows for relief and healing. Your writing road to healing can inspire someone else and something newsome new thought or possibility, a new awareness or desire or commitment. Sometimes, once witnessed, the pain and sorrow shift–ever so slightly to make room for a seed of joy. 

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell

Through writing prompts, exercises, honest discussions and bearing witness; Suze holds space for your expressions of grief and sorrow. 


5 6:30pm EDT / 2:003:30pm PDT

4  90minutes Sessions $100.00 

Private Sessions Available

1.5 hours / 4 Weeks

Mondays / 2-3:30 PST

Contact Suze for Schedule 207.205.0636 or manuscriptmentor@gmail.com