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Laraine Herring

I am the author of On Being Stuck: Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer's Block; Writing Begins with the Breath and The Writing Warrior (all 3 with Shambhala Publications); Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss (Hazelden) and the novels Ghost Swamp Blues (White River), Gathering Lights: A Novel of San Francisco, and Into the Garden of Gethsemane, Georgia (both with Concentrium). I direct the creative writing program at Yavapai College, and I am the founder of Fierce Monkey Tribe. I have an MFA and an MA, and one of my passions is using story and writing to work with grief and loss. I also teach at the Kripalu Institute, the Omega Institute, and 1440 Multiversity.

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About this Course

Writer’s block is perceived as a haunting, terrifying force. But what if we’ve been thinking about writer’s block all wrong? What if, by paying attention to its qualities and inquiring into its hidden gifts, we can release its power?

Writer’s Block Breakthrough: 6 Keys to Finding Flow, helps writers working in all genres to create a healthy approach to the natural seasons of the creative process. Using deep inquiry, writing prompts, and body and breath exercises, (and some musical interludes!) Writer’s Block Breakthrough will help you uncover the gifts hidden within your creative blocks, while also deepening your relationship to your writing and reawakening your creative process. The course includes four guided meditations and seven audio lectures along with writing prompts.