Therapeutic Writing Tour at the Museum of Broken Relationships

By Museum of Broken Relationships (other events)

Saturday, May 20 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

the museum of broken relationships, with uclarts & healing, present . . .

therapeutic writing tour 
at the museum of broken relationships  

Join us at the Museum of Broken Relationships for a guided therapeutic writing tour. The tour includes a walk through the Museum to find objects and stories that speak to your own experience of relationships that have come and gone—whether person, place, or thing. The objects and stories on display can help inspire closure for your own past relationships. After the tour, poetry therapy facilitators Jennie Linthorst will guide you through a journaling exercise to ground your insights and learning. 

You may also bring your own memorabilia related to broken relationships to inspire your writing.  This is a safe, supportive environment; no writing experience is necessary. 

Join us on May 20th with Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

program schedule: 

Morning Session with Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF:

1:00 – 1:10: Gather in front for directions
1:10 – 2:00: Tour the museum on your own
2:00 – 2:20: Gather in a seated circle for guided discussion on what each person found
2:20 – 2:35: Journal writing time
2:35 – 3:00: Optional sharing of writing


Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF is a poet, expressive writing teacher, and founder of LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy. Jennie has taught expressive writing workshops at UC Irvine Extension, the University of Santa Monica, the National Association for Poetry Therapy, and other organizations. For the past 14 years, Jennie has facilitated ongoing adult writing groups, and original curriculum for private clients exploring their life stories through reading and writing poetry. After graduating cum laude from Skidmore College with a BA in Psychology, and a concentration in dance, Jennie began her career in arts education coordinating artist-in-residency programs for Leap . . . imagination in learning in San Francisco, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Manhattan Beach. She has certification as an Applied Poetry Facilitator from the National Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy. She has also obtained an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica; a highly experiential counseling program which applies a soul-centered approach to mental and physical well-being. Jennie is the author of two books of poetry by Cardinal House Publishing: Silver Girl and Autism Disrupted: A Mother’s Journey of Hope. Her poetry has been featured in Edison Literary Review, Forge, Sanskirt Literary Arts Magazine, Kaleidoscope, and Bluestem magazines. Her work has been featured online at Hopeful Parents, Wellsphere, The SPD Blogger Network, and WOW! Women on Writing.


Artwork by Victoria Siemer 

Museum of Broken Relationships