Healing by Writing

Description: A supportive gathering for everyone who ever wanted to write down feelings and memories and make a record of life. In truth, there are few better—or simpler—ways to discover ourselves and awaken creative practice. In this therapeutic group, Liberation Institute therapists Dan and Mario will nurture a safe and inspirational space designed to get us writing together, keep the words coming, and share whatever winds up on the page. No judgment, no critique: just openness, self-exploration, and support. The more we write, the better we will know ourselves and each other.

Day/time/start date: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 PM

Suggested donation per session: $10 per session. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds.

Where: Online

Facilitator: Mario de la VegaCo-facilitator: Dan Duane

For more info or to RSVP contact: groups@liberationinstitute.org

Mario de la Vega
After more than 20-years working in film and the digital content space for global media companies, Mario pivoted careers to pursue work that is more aligned with his values of service, empathy, and, ultimately, peace. His longtime interest in psychology and positive behavior change inspired him to pursue becoming a marriage and family therapist. He is currently an MFT trainee at the Liberation Institute, a volunteer suicide crisis counselor, and will soon begin an internship at the Felton Institute working with individuals experiencing early psychosis. Mario is also a student of the Dharma and has cultivated a dedicated mindfulness practice rooted in a philosophy that explores the nature of the mind. Encouraged by his Dharma teacher, Allan Lokos, founding guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center on the Upper West Side of NYC, Mario leads a sangha in his living room that is freely offered to all members of his community.  Mario is supervised by Paul Allen Jr, LMFT 121687

Daniel Duane
Daniel Duane is the author of many books, including the surf memoir Caught Inside: A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast. He has written journalism for the New York Times and many other publications and holds a PhD in American Literature. Duane is currently a psychotherapist in training with the Liberation Institute. He is a longtime mindfulness practitioner and student of Buddhist dharma. 
Daniel is supervised by Toni M. Schrader, LPCC #7498