Marisa Goudy on The Healing Power of Writing

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Giving yourself permission to explore your story

If you have ever wondered whether you have a story inside you, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Marisa Goudy, a writer and writing coach, about helping women find their voices and the healing power of writing.

Writing is beautiful and painful and time consuming and horrible and the best thing in the entire world.
— Marisa Goudy

Show Notes:

We often tell ourselves that our stories aren’t important, that what we have to say isn’t enough or that we don’t have the tools or the words. We forget that we live in a world surrounded by language and that words are our birthright. In this episode of Woman Worriers, therapist Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., and Marisa Goudy, a writing coach and story healer in New York’s Hudson Valley, talk about the importance and the benefits of telling our stories and how writing can be a powerful tool for self knowledge, whether you are planning to publish or just journaling to explore ideas.

Listen and learn:

  • Why writing is magical

  • How writing can work along with therapy

  • The main obstacle that stops most people from making writing part of their lives

  • Why writing a thought is different than thinking a thought

  • How writing helps your brain to rest

  • What it means to author your own story  

  • Why so many women have lost their voice

  • What it feels like to revisit our past stories in the context of today’s news cycle

  • The difference between the process and the practice of writing

  •  Why writing should become a ritual

  • What it takes to have writing come easily

  • How a writing practice can look different for different women

  • A writing coach’s tip for getting started

Learn More

> Marisa Goudy’s website

> Marisa Goudy’s Sovereignty Circle

> Progression Counseling


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