Writing Helps People Touched by Cancer
Putting words onto paper can be a powerful tool when facing the challenges of cancer. Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey, a free cancer support community for men, women, and children, has started a journal writing group, entitled Journaling Through Cancer, to help guide individuals touched by cancer through the many emotions that can accompany a cancer diagnosis. Writing can be helpful in improving communication with family and medical staff, reducing anxiety, and gaining insight. No writing experience is necessary to participate in the program.
“I found journaling to be liberating and positive. It was a safe haven in which to express my feelings and not feel judged, criticized, or analyzed. Journaling helped me express myself more clearly, accept my emotions, and experience an inner peace,” explained one participant of the program.
Journaling Through Cancer is a free, six week workshop, facilitated by a licensed Clinical Social Worker. The workshop begins Monday, January 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey, located at 575 Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. For more information, call 201-457-1670.
Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey is a cancer support community serving Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Morris, Essex and Somerset Counties for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer – men, women and children, their family and friends – at any stage of the cancer experience. As part of an international network of affiliate clubhouses anchored by Gilda’s Club Worldwide, Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey offers a comprehensive program of free lectures, workshops, social activities, and support and networking groups as an essential part of medical care. For information call (201) 457-1670 or visit www.gildasclubnnj.org.
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