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NEW! Your Story Starts Here - Online Group 

Give yourself the gift of a 10-session journey into your life story. Jennie is offering her most popular course at half off the private workshop for the new year. Through writing prompts and related poems, we will explore your childhood, family legacies, relationships, and more in a safe, supportive environment. No writing experience is necessary.
Tuesdays: 9am-12pm PST; 12pm-3pm EST; 11am-2pm CST
Dates: 1/8; 1/15; 1/22; 2/5; 2/12; 2/19; 2/26; 3/5; 3/12; 3/19
Fee: $59/Session; $590 Total
Early Bird Discount: $531 (10% off) if registered by December 21st (payment plans available)
Email Jennie to hold your spot and get more info

Jennie's group was one of the best things I have ever done in finding out who lives inside of me.” – Greg L.

"A brilliant process. It helped me discover, clarify, and validate a profound life experience. I learned something invaluable about myself. Such a blessing." 
- Bonnie W.

Day Group-Private committed group of 6 members

Meets once a month on Thursdays from 10am to 1pm in Manhattan Beach, CA

2018/2019 Dates: 9/6; 10/4; 11/1; 12/6; 1/10; 2/7; 3/7; 4/4; 5/2; 6/6

$90 per session

Contact Jennie at for information on open slots.

Online Expressive Writing Group Sessions through UCLA Arts & Healing- open to all each session

This group is now being offered as an online Zoom video meeting. No need to leave your home or live near Los Angeles.  

With inspiration from writing prompts, related poems, and prose, poetry therapy facilitator Jennie Linthorst will guide your voice to the page.  Each session we will explore a life theme through discussion, writing time, and optional sharing.  This is a safe place for writers and non-writers alike to write freely without critique, focusing on the insights and self-discovery the process brings forward for each participant. No writing experience is necessary- new writers are welcome and supported. You must register ahead of time to receive the link to join the online meeting.  

Thursday Evenings from 7:00-9:00pm PST
Online Zoom Video Meeting
Fee: $20
CEUs available: 2 hours per session for additional fee 

January 17th: The Healing Time: Writing Away Old Patterns for the New Year
Registration HERE

February 7th: Love Me Like That
Register HERE

March 7th: Conversing in the Dark: Finding a Path Through Grief, Depression, and Loss
Register HERE 

April 4th: Finding Comfort as a Child: Traditions, Trinkets, & Teddy Bears
Register HERE

May 9th: Portraits of Mom
Register HERE

June 13th: Moments with Dad
Register HERE

From current participants:

"I loved this class- it's a genius movement of poem to conversation, to a glorious half hour of writing, to sharing in the safe container of the group."

"Jennie has a wonderful 'soft' touch that exudes permission and compassion."