Posts Tagged 'healing'

Puchalski: ‘Healing is not one of only mechanical repair but one of regaining relatedness itself’

Puchalski: ‘Healing is not one of only mechanical repair but one of regaining relatedness itself’

Medical patients have physical needs as well as spiritual ones. And Dr. Christina Puchalski doesn’t believe health care professionals should limit themselves to just the former.

She said that 73 percent of cancer patients said they’ve experienced at least one instance of spiritual need; 40 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients said they have a significant level of spiritual distress.

Writers-in-residence to make the most out of writing and reading

Writers-in-residence to make the most out of writing and reading

Week Four brings Patricia Jabbeh Wesley and Joe Kita to the Writers’ Center as writers-in-residence, and their topics will heal — mentally, anyway.

Poet-in-residence Jabbeh Wesley, an associate professor of English and creative writing at Pennsylvania State University Altoona, will begin the week with a “Poetry and Healing” workshop.

“The workshop is a creative writing class in which writers will write poetry that helps them explore past feelings of hurt, pain or trauma in a way that writing about these become a powerful healing instrument,” Jabbeh Wesley said.