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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Emotional Healing”

Pheralyn Dove presenting the first draft of “Sacred Soul Sister” at the Clef Club in Philadelphia. April 16, 2015

Here I am. standing
on the shoulders of elders,
presenting my gifts.

 Ready to break some of those emotional chains that are dragging you down? Want to experience a major transformation? Join me for my “Emotional Healing Through Writing”workshop on Saturday, May 23, 3 p.m., Temple University Ritter Hall, 13th and Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA  19122.  Free Admission. Presented by Art Sanctuary for the “Celebration of Black Writing Festival.” 

Be yourself. Accept  yourself. Love yourself. Silence your inner critic. Ignore the petty, gossiping liar. Don’t give the naysayers the time of day. Connect with beautiful you. It all starts with accepting yourself. Self acceptance is divine. Once you can look in the mirror and not cringe, once you can see yourself as God’s beautiful, divine creation, you are well on your way to emotional healing.

But how do you get there? One of the most powerful methods for healing that I can attest to is writing. This Saturday, I am presenting my “Emotional Healing Through Writing” workshop at the 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival. Come on out and join me if you’re in the Philadelphia area. Or, stay tuned for news about my upcoming online workshops designed to help you achieve major breakthroughs. 

The photograph above shows me doing a reading of my newest spoken word play, “Sacred Soul Sister:  Lady Dove’s Tribute to Trudy Pitts.” When it’s finished, it will be a full blown multimedia production. However just getting the first draft down on paper and presenting it to the public was a powerful healing process for me. The play is about my dear friend, Trudy Pitts, a talented pianist who passed away from pancreatic cancer back in 2010. I have held on to my grief about losing my girlfriend and confidant, not quite knowing what to do with my pain (other than just feel sad.)  Then, in a moment of peace and quiet, I received the inspiration to write this play that will help to perpetuate Trudy's legacy. And this has been so healing for me. 

Now I am not saying you should write a play to fix what's hurting you. But I am saying that you can try keeping a private journal. You may also want to work directly with me. I can guide you through a series of writing prompts that will help you gain access to a better feeling about your circumstances. Trust me. And if you so desire, allow me to help you. 
Please join me on this journey.

Asante Sana.
Thank you very much. Peace, Love and Blessings Always