Chronic pain and illness change everything.

Sometimes you begin to lose yourself in the process

"Who am I without a career? Without my strength? Without all the things I used to be able to do?"
"How do I work through all the loss and grief?"
"How do I maintain my relationships when I always feel terrible?"
"Is there any purpose or meaning to what I am going through?"
"How am I supposed to keep going when the pain just doesn’t stop?"
Chronic pain and illness change everything.

Learn How Expressive Writing Can Help You...

  • Reduce Emotional Distress

    Writing that includes a high level of emotional disclosure can improve mood, reduce intrusive thoughts and anxiety, and increase your overall sense of well-being.

  • Improve Physical Health

    Research shows that expressive writing can reduce stress hormones, increase immune function, lower heart rate, and decrease physical pain.

  • Find Yourself Again

    Expressive writing will help you process feelings and memories, gain insight and meaning, process spiritual issues, and set future goals and plans.

What People are Saying


"I can’t recommend this enough – I wish I had known about this years ago! The best part is I definitely noticed my chronic pain decreasing. It will give you so much to think about. Consider it a way to start journaling! And a way to get to know the YOU that’s underneath the chronic pain." -  Amy Oestreicher

Course curriculum

  • 1
  • 2
    Your Story
    • Project: Draw Your Life
    • Prompt: Biggest Challenges
    • Prompt: Stream of Consciousness
    • Prompt: A Day in the Life
    • Prompt: Change
  • 3
    Your Grief and Emotions
    • Prompt: What Are You Feeling?
    • Prompt: Stages of Grief
    • Project: Psalm of Lament
    • Prompt: Create a Visual
    • Prompt: Chronic Grief
    • Check-In
  • 4
    Your Faith
    • Project: Draw your Faith
    • Prompt: Changing Faith
    • Prompt: Talk to God
    • Prompt: Remain Faithful
    • Prompt: Questions
  • 5
    Your Relationships
  • 6
    Your Strength, Joy and Hope
    • Project: Keep a Log
    • Prompt: Strength
    • Prompt: Show Compassion
    • Prompt: Joy
    • Prompt: Hope for Hard Days
  • 7
    Your Goals
  • 8
    Final Thoughts
    • Final Prompt: Moving Forward

Ready to Write?