Saturday, June 4th 1:00-4:30pm
*PotLove: Bring your favorite food, dessert or drink to share*
The Inner Awakening Writing Retreat is an interactive therapeutic journaling and meditation workshop designed to help uplift, inspire, heal and transform individuals. Through journaling exercises, guided meditation, group discussion, and talks on the exciting science behind journaling and meditation, individualslearn innovative ways to practice introspection by looking deeply within and getting to know their highest Self.*
Discussion Topics include:
•Journaling tips and techniques
•The "Conscious Journaling and Meditation Model"—a simply yet profound equation to find healing, success
•Writing and the brain—how the physical process of writing affects our ability to process memory, make
decisions and control our emotional reactions
•Journaling and meditation exercises that encourage deep introspection, which literally means " to look into"
•Scientifically proven health and well-being benefits of journaling and meditation
Melissa Grace Hoon, M.A., RYT 200, is the founder and executive director of Inner Awakening Writing Center. She is also a journalist, sexual assault counselor and documentary filmmaker. She created her journaling program for clients when she was a counselor for sex trafficking survivors, and now teaches it nationally. Melissa holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and American studies, a masters degree in American studies, and studied in the graduate documentary filmmaking program at Chapman University. She writes for LA YOGA Magazine.