Writing to Heal (In-Person + Virtual)


Join OMA's own, Robin Clarke, in an exploration of parts of ourselves that call to us in this interactive writing-and-healing workshop

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THURSDAY. Doors open 6:45 pm.

WHERE: Unity Center of Pittsburgh

5343 Kincaid Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ZOOM (and recorded for later viewing)

COST: Early Bird $25
Regular $27.50, Door $30

If you cannot afford a ticket, we offer scholarship assistance. Click for more information.

“But where the danger is, also grows the saving power.”  —“Patmos,” Friedrich Holderlïn

In this interactive writing-and-healing workshop, we will explore memories and parts of ourselves that may have been difficult to feel or acknowledge and yet beckon, all the more, to be witnessed with compassion. To see with compassion means not only to bring kindness but also openness and curiosity about the larger context for our lives—the forces at work in our choices and the choices of others. From compassion we derive wisdom and, therefore, peace. 

We will use guided meditation, writing, and energetic healing practices to bring into the light that which we have carried unseen—sometimes unseen even to ourselves. When we write from an intention of openness, curiosity, and self-love, we have the capacity to directly channel the wisdom of our higher self. We can unravel stories about the past that do not serve us, reframe and release negative beliefs, and experience healing on emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels.  

Bring your journal or computer.  Bring your hopes, wishes, and needs. 

This is a live event being held at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh (5343 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) and is also being livestreamed virtually via Zoom Meeting.

All registered participants will receive the Zoom information, as well as a replay of the live broadcast within 48 hours of the end of the event..

About Robin Clarke

Robin Clarke, LCSW,  is a psychotherapist and writer.  Her therapy emphasizes unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, and developing safe spaces for clients to heal within.  Robin has taught writing as a path of inner transformation for over fifteen years, both as a University writing instructor and as a workshop presenter for OMA Center for Mind, Body, Spirit. She holds master’s degrees in Social Work, Poetry Writing, and Literature and is an EMDR certified psychotherapist. Her first book of poems, Lines The Quarry, won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and an excerpt from her memoir won the 2016 Tupelo Open Prose award. 

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4 thoughts on “Writing to Heal (In-Person + Virtual)

  • Monica Meacham

    Could you give me a list of decent priced motels. I would love to come. I am at least 3 + hours away, from the east side of Jamestown , N.Y.
    I am very Thankful that my LORD & SAVIOR preformed a MIRACLE on my 65 yr old husband on June 3. He had a Tennis ball size brain hemorrhage and they gave him a 26% chance of survival for 3 days.
    He walked out of there 16 days later to go to rehab for a week and his only decision is cognitive issues. As it affected his left frontal lobe. Our life is much different now, we are making alot of changes, and I am trying very hard to get used to alot of his new ways. But I Thank GOD
    MORNING, NOON & NIGHT for the undeserving GRACE HE SO FREELY
    gives to us every day. That we had been just taking for granted. My husband has a long ways to go and is still on strict restrictions and hast to pretty much be watched 24/7.
    I had also just lost my mom weeks before this happened and I still grieve her. I try to do all that my husband did plus my chores, I not real healthy, our girls help when they can but they have very important positions in their jobs and work many hours and have children.
    I know I could get one of our older grandsons to stay with my husband,
    it would do me a world of good to get away for just one night. So if it was a nice hotel that wasn’t an arm & a leg, because his medical bills are astronomical. I could probably find a friend a friend to come with me, wouldn’t like me going alone.
    If you could please get back to me so I could make arrangements on this end, I would be ever so greatful.
    you could even call me. Thank you very kindly and I hope we can work something out! GOD BLESS

  • Sarah Martha

    This was the first writing seminar I have ever “attended”. I signed up for virtual and watched the replay only since I was nervous about having to share live. I had to come here after and share how much I enjoyed this program and the way it was set up. The prompts were great and I loved everything that the participants shared. My favorite parts were the guided meditations which made me realize that I have never truly attempted to get in the right emotional/spiritual place to write. I am sure this is why I rarely have success in getting my “trauma” thoughts out of my head and onto the page so they can be free and healing can begin. Robin’s calm and gentle way of speaking is the opposite of my “fast pace, always on the go, don’t let it get quiet or you might have to deal with it” life and this seminar was the wake up call I didn’t know I needed. Thank you for a beautiful couple of hours!!!

    • Robin Clarke

      Thank you, Sarah, for attending and bringing your whole self to the event—I’m sure that’s what allowed you to have this beautiful experience. With gratitude, Robin