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Course Title: Writing As A Healing Art
Instructor: Callie Carling
Curriculum: 9 units
Time Required: 5-6 weeks
Textbooks: Suggested readings in each lesson are drawn from free eBooks available online. Some are also available in free audio editions. No book purchase is required to participate in this course.
CEU Eligibility: Students who pass the final exam will earn 2 CEUs
Enrollment Fee: $15.00
Start Date: No waiting...Enroll now and start learning today!

What This Course Will Do for You

Writing is more than simply a way to communicate ideas to others: it is a tool that we can use for healing, empowerment, and self-discovery. This expanded nine-week course explores a variety of popular writing genre and techniques for using writing as a healing art. Each lesson provides insights into a useful technique, a writing prompt designed to promote self-healing, helpful tips to motivate you and get your creative juices flowing, and suggested inspirational readings.

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Know first-hand how writing can be used as a powerful tool for healing and to bring about a positive transformation in your life.

  • Analyze and make better sense of your thoughts and feelings in day-to-day living.

  • Explore ways that you can turn hard-to-manage emotions into logical, balanced and healthy feelings.

  • Use description, arguments, wild thoughts, and colorful emotions to control your future.

  • Constructively build on plans and dreams to achieve a better tomorrow, a brighter future.

  • Learn how to tap the healing power of memoir writing.

  • Understand the power of forgiveness and how it can you move on without bitter grudges.

  • Examine the root causes of anger and how to deal with it in positive, healthy ways.

  • Explore your innermost feelings about love and how it is shaping your present and future.

  • Delve into the meaning of spirituality and its role in your life.

About the Instructor

Callie Carling is a natural beauty therapist, energy healing practitioner, and deep guided relaxation trainer and mentor. She has over twenty years experience working in Human Resources and the legal field (Criminal and Intellectual Property). A passionate advocate for empowering others to blossom into their full potential, she has been tutoring and teaching classes online and face-to-face in her home town of London, England, since 1999.

Callie is currently training to be a nutritional therapist. She runs a business website, Moonpoppy Enterprises, where she offers virtual assistant services including administration, proofreading, legal transcription, and HR training. She also maintains several popular blogs, publishes a free e-zine on health and well being, and she is writing a Reflective Practice course for therapists and healing professionals.

Lesson Plan

Unit 1:   Getting Started: Course Syllabus

Unit 2:   Writing Your Heart

Unit 3:   Writing Your Mind

Unit 4:   Writing the Future

Unit 5:   Writing A Story

Unit 6:   Writing Creative Non-Fiction

Unit 7:   Writing Forgiveness

Unit 8:   Writing Anger

Unit 9:   Writing Love

Unit 10: Writing Spirituality

Unit 11: Final Exam


None. All students may enroll in this course.

How to Participate in this Course

Enroll and start learning today! All course materials will be available when you start the class, so you don't have to wait for weekly lessons and you can truly learn at your own pace. You don't have to be online at any set time; study at your leisure from the comfort or your home or office.

The course curriculum will include tutorial lessons, suggested readings, and optional homework activities. If you are taking the class for enjoyment or self-enrichment, homework is optional but participation is encouraged. Students who approach online learning as an adventure and actively participate will derive the most benefit and enjoyment from online learning. Homework projects, if completed satisfactorily, will earn Extra Credit points which will be added to your Final Exam score and may increase the overall grade you earn in the course.

The Student Handbook provides useful information on how to make the most of your online learning experience at KSURF's Virtual University. Refer to this guide for helpful tips on how to access classrooms, post homework, and answers to most frequently asked questions.