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Develop A Writing Practice to Improve Your Health and Well-Being

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About Ellen Taliaferro, MD
About Adora Palmer
Workshop Benefits

Writing for Healing and Helping

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Creekside Communications Seminars invites you to attend a one-day workshop in Half Moon Bay, CA. The workshop focuses on Seeking Wellness--Story by Story through the use of your personal writing.

The workshop will be offered on the following dates:

Friday, September 18, 2009 (Transitions)
Friday, October 23, 2009 (Grief)
Friday, December 4, 2009 (Spirituality)

Two local Half Moon Bay authors will serve as your faculty:

  • Ellen Taliaferro, MD - Book author, speaker, and former university professor.
  • Adora Palmer - Degree in journalism, health educator, and author of three books (so far).
To learn more about the workshop or to register for it, click here. Your $95.00 registration fee includes lunch.
About Your Faculty
2009 Workshops
Ellen Taliaferro, MD

WWbookphoto Known simply as Dr T to her readers, Ellen lives in Half Moon Bay and serves as the Medical Director of the San Mateo Medical Center Keller Center for Family Violence Intervention in San Mateo, CA. She speaks and writes about the healthcare impact of violence and abuse and how writing can be used as a therapeutic self-help tool to address the health consequences of past trauma.

Ellen is a recovering emergency physician who, in between stints at the Keller Center, now spends her time writing, speaking, and  appreciating life on the Coast.

Dr T has presented a workshop called Writing Your Story from True Life Experiences. She has also presented a workshop, How to Develop a Writing Practice for Improved Health and Productivity, to help people in the healthcare field address their own stress caused by vicarious traumatization.
Adora Palmer

WWbookphoto Adora Palmer, a prolific writer, well known to many local Half Moon Bay folks, can be found writing a little something, somewhere, just about any time of day or night. Her writing captures everyday life and brings smiles of recognition to her readers.

Adora has studied nursing and journalism. With her husband, Alan, and her daughter and son-in-law, Kendra and Lance Anderson, Adora remains active in teaching spirometry training courses all over the country.

Adora will show workshop attendees how to use writing for:
  • Career memoirs
  • Family memoirs
  • Spiritual growth and harmony
  • Club newsletters
  • Personal letters
  • The infamous Christmas letter
To read about Adora's latest book, click here to download the cover.
Workshop Benefits
A few of the many benefits from attending this workshop include:
  • Learning to use speedwriting, expressive writing, and many other writing techniques  to promote better health and well-being
  • Overcoming fear of writing and having fun in the process
  • Learning how to put a writing practice into your daily routine
In addition, workshop attendance makes you a Creekside Communications alumni which entitles you to buy Creekside Communications products at reduced rates and to attend future events at a significantly lower registration fee.
Thank you for taking the time to read this announcement. We hope to see you at the workshop.

May you use your writing practice to bypass speech and see the words your unguided, freed, and wandering pen spin out. May your writing without harness give you a new trail into your soul and bring you enlightenment.

Ellen Taliaferro, MD

Ellen Taliaferro MD
Creekside Communications