Mediating Trauma, Grief, and Challenges through Writing, Music, and Movement– Spring 2022

Sometimes, trauma, grief, and challenges are stories that have forgotten how to dance. The major objective of the class is to get our trauma/grief/challenge stories moving – through story-telling, music and movement. We will write our stories and read them slowly, while others move. Giving up the word ‘impossible,’ we then vision how we most want the situation to be, write that story, and again others will move as the stories are slowly read. This practice is consistent with the current academic research for addressing these issues.

Dr. Jennifer Elam has led an amazing life of writing, publishing, dancing, university teaching, studying deep spirituality, traveling the world, and four decades of working as a psychologist.

Gloria Stearns-Bruner is a Friend for 34 years and a member of Bloomington Friends Meeting. She is a clinical music therapist in private practice and a violinist, currently following a leading in music ministry and activism, writing music as led by Spirit for personal and cultural healing. [ALL LEVELS]

A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration is complete. 

Start Date
Saturday, April 9th
April 9th - April 9th
10:30am - 12:00pm

Dr. Jennifer Elam & Gloria Stearns-Bruner


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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