Narrative Medicine for Caregivers & Family Members
The Year of Magical Thinking
By Joan Didion
Account of a wife's response to the sudden death of her husband while their daughter is very ill. It chronicles one woman's process of grieving.
Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal
By Rachel Naomi Remen
Rachel Naomi Remen discusses how the act of storytelling can be healing.
Fires in the Dark: Healing the Unquiet Mind
By Kay Redfield Jamison
Kay Jamison writs about psychotherapy what makes a great healer, and the role of imagination and memory in regenerating the mind. She looks at the vital role of artists and writers, as well as exemplary figures who have helped to heal us as a people.
Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma
By Melanie Brooks
Writing Alone and With Others
By Pat Schneider
Schneider's methods are available in this well-organized book that guides the reader through the perils of solitary writing and goes on to explore the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method. He offers over 100 writing exercises on ways to jumpstart when experiencing writer's block.
Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
By Dani Shapiro
This book offers a witty, heartfelt, practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling.
How to love the world: Poems of gratitude and hope
By James Crews
The book offers readers uplifting, deeply felt, and relatable poems by well-known poets from all walks of life and all parts of the US. The author offers writing and reflection prompts as well as reading group questions and topics for discussion as well.