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Jessica Maggie Brophy

I am a teaching artist, HSP, and poet with a port wine stain birthmark. Each day provides ample opportunity to joyfully reclaim creative expression in our lives.

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The Writing Shed

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What is it?

At The Writing Shed, I help you practice expressive writing for personal growth, creativity flow, pleasure, and emotional ease. Its flagship class is the Journal to the Self© workshop. As a gentle guide, I teach poetry and journaling tools to help you prioritize the inner world as your greatest masterpiece, befriend creativity wounds, and investigate inner critics. Growth in this course comes from out-growing the pots that contain your light and courage! 

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Why journal writing?

The Journal to the Self class teaches 18 different tools. They stimulate both left and right brain activity and are geared towards a variety of temperaments and personalities. The tools help you see that journaling is:

    • a creative outlet for you to let go and open up,
    • a friend to help you make meaning of life’s challenges (Imposter syndrome? Suffering without community? Silence from the muses?), and
    • a bridge to greater mental clarity about your projects or life. 
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How do I get involved?

Whether you are a professional, a creative, or someone seeking to excavate your inner artist, sign up below to receive my newsletter to get updates about the next Journal to the Self online class. Read more for details about upcoming workshops!

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My Story 

since 2015 

Expressive Writing Facilitator

Expressive Writing Facilitator

I gently guide clients through the process of journaling, whether that is writing poems, making art, or scribbling letters to your 5 year old self. I love this work because expressive writing is proven to be effective for personal healing, creative expression, and professional development. Trained at the “Harvard for journaling” school–The Center for Journal Therapy in Denver, CO–I get to share how journaling saved me! Learn more about what journaling is here.

Teacher

Teacher

I have taught academic and creative writing for just about 20 years at the college level. I experience strong feelings of joy and belonging when I get to help writers build their portfolios, practice their craft, and flex their inner artist muscles.

since 2004 

Since 2001 

Author

Author

As a poet and researcher, creative expression is the most authentic way I know how to connect with myself and others. Being an author fills me with pride and hope. It means I want to connect with you, I want to make you feel something, and I want us to have a conversation.

Want 5 Simple Journal Writing Tips?

Reach out to me and let’s start the conversation! Maybe you have questions about  the Journal to the Self course or the healing benefits of expressive writing. Or maybe you are curious about how journaling helps excavate your inner artist.

For your curiosity, I’m happy to share 5 simple journal writing tips!

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