Stop, Breathe, Write: A Writing Group

First Mondays of the month starting February 7, 11am-12:30pm ET | Live on Zoom
Facilitator: Erika Higgins Ross, LMFT

As therapists, we have a first-hand glimpse into the ways that families and communities create routines and structures, in our ongoing efforts to connect with those in our systems. At our best, therapists can provide unique insight about trends, themes, challenges, and strengths in the development of human relationships. However, during the pandemic, time has become an incredibly valuable resource, especially as our caseloads increase and familial roles expand and shift from week to week. NEAFAST is offering to all therapists a chance to reflect, connect and create. Stop, Breathe, and Write is a monthly online workshop led by writer / LMFT Erika Higgins Ross. Each session is stand-alone (attend one, attend all) and will consist of mindfulness exercises interspersed with prompted writing and opportunities to share in a structured, safe environment.

This group is appropriate for anyone, whether you've been practicing mindfulness for years or are curious about giving it a shot, whether you consider yourself a writer or are simply ready to explore what's inside and how to get it out. All you need is a notebook, pen, curiosity and willingness. Can't wait to sit and breath and write with you all!

Erika Higgins Ross is a writer; marriage and family therapist; mother; and activist who lives in Western Massachusetts. Her work has been published in Juice Magazine, Mommy Poppins,, Your Teen Magazine, and Playbill Magazine among other publications. She is the recent recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and has been selected for the Studios of Key West residency program. Higgins was a Warner Brothers Fellowship finalist and a founding member of the all-girl band Big Panty. She is currently working on a novel.