What is Writing Therapy?

Writing Therapy is a structured series of expressive writing assignments, designed to provide our clients a platform to identify, process and resolve traumatic events in life. Writing is assigned and processed with a Literary Therapist, who clients meet with multiple times each week. The writing program allows clients to process topics that may be difficult to engage in other forms of therapy. Clients are armed with a powerful tool that they can use long after graduation. The program also improves reasoning and decision making skills.

WT results:

• Identification and Resolution of Trauma
• Improved Reasoning Skills
• Improved Decision Making Skills
• Ability to Use Writing as a Tool

Why Writing to Treat Addiction?

History has revealed to us that men come through our doors with a wide variety of personal traumas and emotionally painful experiences that, through “the isolation of addiction,” have never seen the light of day. The Writing Program at Tree House has been specifically designed to provide our clients, using a structured series of expressive writing assignments, with a unique platform that enables each man to uncover and identify those incidents that have been hiding in the dark for years AND bring them “into the light.” Once this occurs, these traumas and experiences no longer possess “the power of darkness” and the doorway to healing is wide open.

“They gave me the specific tools to do that on a daily basis. One of my favorite parts of the treatment was Literary Therapy.” –
Bill H., Graduate

George Coleman

Writing Therapist

George is the creator of the Writing Program at Tree House Recovery and he is the man who will be personally directing and guiding our residents through every phase of that program. In addition to the fact that George has designed an excellent “expressive writing“ regiment, he comes to us with an unusually impressive array of accomplishments and strength of character that are particularly well suited to our goals.

 

George Coleman

WRITING THERAPIST

George is the creator of the Writing Program at Tree House Recovery and he is the man who will be personally directing and guiding our residents through every phase of that program. In addition to the fact that George has designed an excellent “expressive writing“ regiment, he comes to us with an unusually impressive array of accomplishments and strength of character that are particularly well suited to our goals.