"In the deserts of the heart
Let the healing fountain start..."
~ W. H. Auden






Welcome! I am Ellen Rust, M.A., M.Ed., writer, poet, and group facilitator. I have more than 35 years' experience teaching, counseling, and leading groups. In 2009, I completed 1400 hours of training under the auspices of the National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy, and was certified as a poetry therapist.

I combine my knowledge of literature and the writing process with my counseling skills to create a dynamic yet nourishing environment in which participants can explore their thoughts and dreams.

Periodically, I gather small groups of people who share an interest in writing for personal growth and discovery, then lead them in a series of creative and refreshing exercises designed to facilitate their writing. In an expressive writing group or workshop, discussion focuses on content and process rather than on product—we do not critique.

I also lead SoulCollage® workshops, and am a trained SoulCollage® facilitator. Click here to learn more.

For more information, contact me at ellen@awakeningthewriter.com.



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