Uncover the healing power of your story, express your authentic voice, and find connection with this positive holistic guide to writing and creativity.
Lisa Weinert’s work is based on the premise that we hold our stories in our bodies. The extent that we learn how to release them affects how we perceive and approach our lives - but what if we don’t have the tools to understand our narrative outside of what’s been told to us? What if we don’t have access to our own story due to trauma? What if we are unable to share our truth with the world? In Narrative Healing, she empowers readers to identify, understand and tap into the healing power of their stories.
Following her own personal healing journey, Lisa draws upon twenty years of experience to offer a new paradigm for personal growth, self-care and community action through an embodied writing practice. Combining somatic practices, creative prompts, and mindfulness exercises, Lisa guides you through the six steps of healing through storytelling: awaken, listen, express, inspire, connect, and grow. Incorporating creativity as a core part of the process, Narrative Healing provides writers and non-writers a comforting yet equally empowering process to find a path to themselves and find deep connection with the world around them.
The premise here is simple: our stories have a healing purpose and are meant to be shared. As we are able to better know our own stories, we are better able to take in the humanity of those around us.
About the Author
Lisa Weinert is the founder of Narrative Healing, keynote speaker, teacher, literary and wellness consultant. A certified yoga teacher with specialties in trauma informed and restorative yoga, she has worked with authors for over two decades as a publicist, editor and literary coach. Lisa lives in New York City with her family. Narrative Healing is her first book.
“Whether you want to write your way to healing or open yourself to deeper and more authentic writing, this book is a must-read.”—Resmaa Menakem, New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother's Hands
“Narrative Healing is the potent creative medicine that we all need.”—Elizabeth Keenan, E, of E.G. Scott, author of The Woman Inside and In Case of Emergency
“This groundbreaking program shifts our perspective on healing and enables us to progress toward a path of complete well-being and show up as our best selves. At a time when our culture is deeply divided and suffering from complex trauma, Narrative Healing is a program for connection for everybody." —Jamia Wilson, bestselling author of Young, Gifted and Black
“Narrative Healing is a writing guide like no other. Lisa Weinert offers yoga, visualization, meditation, and other exercises as well as storytelling prompts to help readers establish an embodied writing practice. I’ll be recommending this book to my colleagues in healthcare.”—Suzanne Koven, MD, MFA, Writer-in-Residence, Massachusetts General Hospital and author of Letter to a Young Female Physician
“Lisa Weinert is a gifted word doula, helping us access healing through the power of storytelling. Narrative Healing is the book we need right now to foster connection and help heal our collective wounds.”—Shelly Tygielski, founder of Pandemic of Love, author of Sit Down to Rise Up
“With her masterful guidance, Lisa Weinert empowers readers to find their own voice, connect with their inner wisdom, and transform their lives through the power of storytelling.” —Justin Michael Williams, author of Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us
“Lisa Weinert’s generous spirit as a truth-seeker shines through the pages of Narrative Healing. This book is an invitation to grow and awaken your creative voice.”—Jenny Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Pineapple Street
“Lisa Weinert teaches that storytelling is a basic right. Narrative Healing is a call to action for all of us to reach inside and ignite the power of our authentic voice in pursuit of our collective healing.”—Nicole Cardoza, founder of Reclamation Ventures, creator of Anti Racism Daily, and author of Mindful Moves
“Drawing on trauma research and years of experience, Weinert's approach to writing as a method for healing is both powerful and essential. Narrative Healing is destined to become a classic text in the mental health arena and beyond, offering a vital resource for anyone seeking to improve their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.”—Amanda Stern, author of Little Panic: Dispatches from An Anxious Life
“Lisa Weinert has the rare power to help people find their story. In Narrative Healing, she shares her gift for viewing the practice of writing as an act of mindful healing. A must-read for writers, aspiring writers, and those who are still struggling to find their voice.”—Ethan Nicthern, author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path
“Full of exercises accessible to any person with a body and a mind, Lisa Weinert's Narrative Healing is sure to help many people on their path to wellness. Lisa reminds us that there is no separation between body and mind, and that if we want to heal either one, we need to work with both.”—Nellie Hermann, Creative Director at the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University
“Profound, inspiring, and accessible, the life-changing therapeutic principles of Narrative Healing are essential for anyone on a path of growth, personal healing and our collective-healing. Like a loving-friend, Lisa Weinert confidently and compassionately guides us through the process of holding space for ourselves, and listening deeply, so we can feel safe enough to greet, care for, and free not only our stories, but limiting beliefs, identities and traumas that are diminishing our health and the ability to feel connected and at ease in our bodies and lives. Narrative Healing is a path of liberation for all of us. —author of Deep Listening, Jillian Pransky
“Narrative Healing is an invitation to write your resistance into recovery and possibility. Lisa Weinert’s guidance inspires and catalyzes an inner wisdom that cuts deeper than words. It is an embodied journey back to the self.” —Kerri Kelly, author of American Detox
“Lisa encourages us, as artists of any medium, to look inside and pull inspiration from our own experiences. We each have a story to share, and these prompts and embodied practices are creative gold for all artists.”—Jessica Dimmock, Emmy Award-Winning Director
“Eloquent and deeply personal, Lisa Weinert bares her soul in this raw and powerful narrative of her own healing journey. A Godsend to professionals reeling from the upheavals that have hit the workplace and our lives since 2020, and how releasing our stories unleashes its healing virtues and deepens our sense of social connectedness.”—Kennedy Ihesie, Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at AIG
“As a lifelong mover, and professional embodiment teacher, I've seen the power of somatic release to heal trauma firsthand. Lisa Weinert's experience with writing coupled with her dedicated practice in multiple movement modalities, has given her a unique lens in birthing the work of Narrative Healing. This is a must-read for anyone on a healing path or looking to actualize their true calling.—Karla Misjan, Movement Instructor and Manager of Experience at The Class
“No matter your role professionally, this book will transform your ability to communicate and inspire. Thoughtfully written with insight and compassion, Lisa Weinert’s Narrative Healing offers a roadmap to healing and leading in a post-pandemic world where empathy and resilience are the keys to business, creative and personal success.”—Susan McPherson, author of The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships