Freeing your story: Visiting difficult memories through writing and trauma-informed yoga

Freeing your story: Visiting difficult memories through writing and trauma-informed yoga


Facilitators: Elizabeth Haberer, LCSW & Brandon Lamson, PhD

Date: January 5th, 2019, 11AM-1PM

Location: 1324 Allston St., Houston TX 77008

We all have memories which involve pain, trauma and/or loss. They can become lodged in our bodies and minds, and become abandoned places which continue to haunt us. 

Finding a compassionate and empowering voice within via creative expression and embodiment can build a safe path to visit the past with structure, boundaries and choice without becoming overwhelmed by it. Research shows that this can be instrumental to building a healing path. 

We will begin with an all-levels trauma-informed yoga practice to gently prepare your body and mind. This segment will be followed by a writing workshop in which you will be guided through a 5-step process to free your written voice. We will close with optional sharing of your writing and grounding body-based movements to return to the present moment.  

We hope you will leave this workshop with a lighter heart and tools to visit your past via writing with more confidence, freedom and emotional safety.

CAP: 10 participants. Scholarships available, please email for more info.

About Brandon Lamson: Brandon obtained his PhD in creative writing at the University of Houston. He is full-time faculty in the Honors College at UH. His first published book of poems, Starship Tahiti, won the Juniper Prize for Poetry. Many of the poems in the collection are based on his experiences teaching inmates on Rikers Island. He is also the author of a chapbook entitled Houston Gothic, and his recent work has appeared in Brilliant CornersNO INFINITE, Buddhadharma Quarterly and Prairie Schooner.