Narrative Healing

Narrative Healing Title
Awaken the Power of Your Story
Coming soon everywhere books are sold (Hachette Go)
July 18, 2023
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Lisa Weinert gives us a timely reminder that a writer is a body and not just an intellect. Somatic practices and writing prompts combine to resource the nervous system and release hidden stories. Whether you want to write your way to healing or open yourself to deeper and more authentic writing, this book is a must-read.”
— Resmaa Menakem
New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother's Hands, The Quaking of America, and Monsters in Love

About Lisa Weinert

Lisa Weinert  has taught and lectured on the power of storytelling at institutions such as Wesleyan University, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and Fortune 500 media companies. Beginning her career in book publishing, Weinert eventually became a certified yoga instructor with a specialty in trauma-informed and restorative yoga, leading her to combine her professional training with her own experience with trauma to create Narrative Healing, a writing program that seeks to release our stories in a way that is accessible and empowering. Instead of putting pen to paper immediately like most writing programs, NARRATIVE HEALING: Awaken the Power of Your Story (Hachette Go; July 18, 2023; 9780306830396) begins with the body and provides anyone— not just writers—a comforting and inclusive pathway to heal by first searching within. 

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About the Book

Uncover the healing power of your story, express your authentic voice, and find connection with this somatic guide to writing and creativity. 

Lisa Weinert’s work is based on the premise that we hold our stories in our bodies. The extent that we learn how to release them affects how we perceive and approach our lives – but what if we don’t have the tools to understand our narrative outside of what’s been told to us?  What if we don’t have access to our own story due to trauma? What if we are unable to share our truth with the world? In Narrative Healing, she empowers readers to identify, understand and tap into the healing power of their stories. The premise here is simple: our stories have a healing purpose and are meant to be shared.  As we are able to better know our own stories, we are better able to take in the humanity of those around us.

Following her own personal healing journey, Lisa draws upon twenty years of experience to offer a new paradigm for personal growth, self-care and community action through an embodied writing practice. Combining somatic practices, creative prompts, and mindfulness exercises, Lisa guides you through the six steps of healing through storytelling: awaken, listen, express, inspire, connect, and grow. Incorporating creativity as a core part of the process, Narrative Healing provides writers and non-writers a comforting yet equally empowering process to find a path to themselves and find deep connection with the world around them.

The premise here is simple: our stories have a healing purpose and are meant to be shared.  As we are able to better know our own stories, we are better able to take in the humanity of those around us.

“This groundbreaking program shifts our perspective on healing and enables us to progress toward a path of complete well-being and show up as our best selves. At a time when our culture is deeply divided and suffering from complex trauma, Narrative Healing is a program for connection for everybody.”
— Jamia Wilson
Bestselling author of Young, Gifted and Black
Narrative Healing is a writing guide like no other. Lisa Weinert offers yoga, visualization, meditation, and other exercises as well as storytelling prompts to help readers establish an embodied writing practice. I’ll be recommending this book to my colleagues in healthcare.”
— Suzanne Koven, MD, MFA
Writer-in-Residence, Massachusetts General Hospital and author of Letter to a Young Female Physician
“Lisa Weinert is a gifted word doula, helping us access healing through the power of storytelling. Narrative Healing is the book we need right now to foster connection and help heal our collective wounds.”
— Shelly Tygielski
Founder of Pandemic of Love, author of Sit Down to Rise Up
“I highly recommend Narrative Healing to anyone looking to tap into their creativity and find healing through the power of storytelling. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to bring their story to the world and find healing in the process.”
— Justin Michael Williams
Author of Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us

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