The healing power of writing

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Annette Maxberry-Carrara is one of the most fascinating and inspiring people I know.She has been a writer, a publisher, founded an association for people with Aids, been a psychotherapist, a healer, seer, and experienced the civil war in Algeria. Most amazing of all, she heals people by allowing them to see the God within them. 
In this week's episode I have the privilege of sitting down with her to speak about the divine healing process behind writing
When I joined Annette's writing group 2 years ago, I instantly noticed something powerful and unexpected was happening in the process. 
I noticed that as the words appeared on the page it was as if they were not coming from me but rather "through me" and I found myself regularly sharing personal experiences which I realised had been looking to be healed. 

In this episode: 
- Annette walks us through her experience of healing through writing,
- shares valid insights on the topic of exploring and also releasing stories which are seeking resolution within us,
- talks about what makes a good prompt 
- offers us some ideas on how we can all use writing for our highest good. 
- we also talk about how the healer's role is changing, and how transformation and shamanic work can also happen in unlikely ways such as serving tea or writing a story. 

For those of you who would also like to have a go, I also share a prompt which was powerful in helping me release a personal experience, and share the story that emerged. 

Do feel free to write a story of your own and share it by tagging me on social media or on email at

An 18-minute weekly guided energy work practice is included as usual.

Also, join me and Reverend Goddess Charmaine as we will be holding the next Energy, Sex & Money online workshop this Saturday. The topic of the 90 min workshop will be “Lies & Deceit in Sex & Money”.
Facing our self deception and exposing the lies we tell ourselves and others can allow us to go from fear to courage and from shame to compassion:
Unlocking the life we really want and deserve.
More info at

I will be If you want to take this work even deeper, you can check out my 1-1 sessions which I facilitate online or in person here:

Full written transcript pdf available for download here.


If you would like a writing prompt to begin the process of writing as a form of healing, begin by picking 3 random numbers between 1 and 23.
Consult the list of 23 emotions below, using the 3 which are associated to your chosen numbers as your writing prompt.
if an emotion happens to jump out of the page please feel free to use that one as well.
You can also use an online prompt generator such as this one:


Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

2.     Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can simultaneously feel invasive and vulnerable

3.     Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

4.     Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turned out, but not being able to tell your past self.

5.     Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used book shops.

6.     Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat

7.     Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people, but is now abandoned and quiet.

8.     Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends you really like.

9.     Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

10. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

11. Vemödalen: The frustration of photographing something amazing, when thousands of identical photos already exist.

12. Anedoche: A conversation which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening.

13. Ellipsism: A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.

14. Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

15. Lachesism: The desire to be struck by a disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.

16. Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience, because people are unable to relate to it.

17. Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.

18. Rückkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip, only to find it rapidly fading from your awareness.

19. Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.

20. Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that only inhabits one place at a time.

21. Liberosis: The desire to care less about things.

22. Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that have been gnawing at you for years.

23. Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.

Marc Peridis