Trauma tears apart. It damages people, relationships, and societies. It changes the lives of those affected, fundamentally. Afterwards, life must be rebuilt; the self recreated.
Through writing, this re-creation process can begin.
Trauma will silence us, if we let it. It will shroud our stories and experiences in shame and fear and leave us feeling powerless.
But we are not powerless. With the right guidance, we can use writing to take our power back. We can reclaim our voices and start telling our stories in ways that empower not only ourselves, but others as well.
Our stories matter. When we own our stories, we are free to write our own endings.
Who we want to help
We address professionals working with people who have experienced trauma.
The Write Your Self method was first developed to help women, girls, and non-binary people who were the victims of violence. This group remains at the heart of our work and vision, but the Write Your Self method can also be used to address the needs of other groups that have suffered trauma due to, for instance, war, bullying, serious illness, grief, and loss.
Write Your Self is an online-based company and our education program has a global reach. Our team is based in Sweden.
Who we are
Write Your Self is run by Åsa Boström, Anna Lovind, Åsa-Saga Hammarstedt and Anna Sundström Lindmark.
We are teachers, writers, communication experts, linguists, editors and speakers – with both professional and personal experience of healing trauma – who have joined forces to be able to help more people.
Write Your Self started as a writing program for women, girls and transgender people who were the victims of violence. Between 2013 and 2015, Åsa offered the program in cooperation with Swedish women’s shelters, a project financed by the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society. In 2016, the current team got together and started the work of digitalising and globalising the program.
We will continue to develop Write Your Self in close dialogue with our program participants and professionals who work with traumatised people.
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