About the Authors:
This blog article is inspired and informed by Nancy’s chapter entitled Journaling in a Group: A Facilitator’s Perspective in The Great Book of Journaling.
Nancy Johnston is a teacher, writing coach, writer, and textile artist living in Toronto. She co-founded the Women’s Writing Circle in 2016 with her colleagues. She is an associate professor who teaches writing and disability studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her passions are teaching writing and textile art for expressive and restorative play.
Eric Maisel collected this blog post series and is the author of over fifty books. He writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today (with 2.5 million views), blogs for Thrive Global, Fine Art America, and The Good Men Project, and has recently developed a contemporary philosophy of life called kirism, which he introduced in Lighting the Way.