Expressive writing helps individuals discover their inner writer and unleash creative ways to organize and make meaning of their life-story.
Write Within was a wonderful experience. I have learned new and creative ways of writing that help me to relax and manage my stress. It was also an amazing way for me to connect and bond with others. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. - Erica, Durham, New Hampshire
About Write Within
Write Within believes that expressive writing is a transformative tool individuals can use to gain insight and clarity of their own life story and maintain overall health and wellness. Our workshops provide a safe and affirming environment for all individuals to turn into storytellers and healers of their own story and to examine two of the most fundamental questions we face as human beings—who am I and what do I want to achieve in this life?
Workshops are offered in New Hampshire, Southern Maine and Massachusetts (north shore).
About Dawn Zitney, ME.d.
Dawn D. Zitney, a certified Journal to the Self instructor, through the Center for Journal Therapy, has practiced journaling for over 25 years. She has taught journaling (a.k.a. expressive writing) in the New Hampshire seacoast area since 2007. She holds a ME.d. in counseling from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in sociology from Marymount College, Fordham University, in Tarrytown, New York. Dawn has also studied peace and conflict studies through the School for International Training in Northern Ireland.
Dawn currently works in college health and has extensive experience with diverse populations. She is particularly interested in working with women and girls and is a certified Girl’s Circle facilitator and has trained at the Jean Baker Miller Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women. It is this interest that led her to be the creator and co-facilitator of a successful young women’s empowerment group: Being Fierce and Fabulous at the University of New Hampshire.
Moreover, Dawn’s commitment to creating sex positive communities is realized as a member of the Board of Directors at the Feminist Health Center of Portsmouth in Greenland. She has also completed the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts’ Sexuality Education Certification Series and is a trained HIV Prevention Counselor through the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Dawn grew up in Montana and Colorado and still visits the West often; however, she has made New England her home for the last 20 years.