FREE EVENT, especially for women survivors!! Robin Lynn Brooks' Healing/Teaching Talk/Reading, 222 Arts & Wellness Center, Gloucester, MA, October 7 • 7-9 pm
Healing Talk for Women Survivors
You Are NOT Alone and it IS Possible to Heal
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month
222 Arts & Wellness Center
222 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Robin will introduce her talk with insights, encouragement, and inspiration on healing — what helped her as she traveled on her awe-inspiring journey from the devastation of her childhood. She will follow with a transformational reading from her poetic memoir “The Blooming of the Lotus: a spiritual journey from trauma into light,” beginning from the deepest abyss and ending with the most breathtaking light and fulfillment of her own life. Discussion and a book signing afterwards. (Books and eBooks will be available for sale.)
Brooks says, “In my book(s) and readings, I introduce the tools I used for my own healing. In my workshops, I go on to teach these tools. My hope is that, with the help of therapy and healing tools, survivors may come out of isolation — breaking the silence — and come to believe not only in the ability to heal but also in their own power.
“By informing those who impact survivors’ lives — healing professionals, educators, the judges who rule on sexual abuse cases, and even family and friends — I hope that, in time, we may rid the world of this atrocious form of abuse.”
“Thank you for guiding me through the darkness into the light!” — a reader & workshop participant
To view some of Robin's readings, please go to her Youtube channel.
About the Author
Robin Lynn Brooks is a published poet and playwright, and her art has traveled nationwide. She has a Masters in Sculpture from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is also a book designer. Currently, Brooks is working on a prose sequel to “The Blooming of the Lotus,” as well as several other healing books for survivors. She lives in western Massachusetts, where nature surrounds her and supports her in her own healing.
About the Book
“The Blooming of the Lotus: a spiritual journey from trauma into light” was written in collaboration with trauma specialist Dr. AnDréya Wilde who organized the poems to follow the natural order of healing.
Whether a survivor reads the poems sequentially or chooses a chapter that resonates in the moment, she comes to know she is not alone. Healing tools are demonstrated throughout, as well as messages of hope, validation, courage, strength, and inspiration.
For links to purchase a book or eBook, please click here.
Robin is currently available for speaking engagements, including readings, keynotes, lectures, and workshops. Please see my website.
As I write, I discover more and more who I am, and, as I do so, I share with you, in case anything I write may resonate with, help, or guide you.