Writing Your Resilience Episode 1: Got Resilience?

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About Got Resilience? With Lisa Cooper Ellison

Get to know your host Lisa Cooper Ellison. Whether she was working to stay safe in an abusive home, running away from it, or navigating her brother’s suicide, Lisa has always turned to the page. She had no idea that losing everything while battling Lyme disease would transform a hobby into an essential tool that helped her reignite her resilience and rewire her nervous system.





Show Notes for Got Resilience? with Lisa Cooper Ellison

TW: Mention of Suicide 

Get to know your host Lisa Cooper Ellison. Whether she was working to stay safe in an abusive home, running away from it, or navigating her brother’s suicide, Lisa has always turned to the page. She had no idea that losing everything while battling Lyme disease would transform a hobby into an essential tool that helped her reignite her resilience and rewire her nervous system. 

Resilience has always played a huge role in Lisa’s life, and through this podcast she wants to help you learn how to become a resilient writer. She’ll help you do this by teaching you the concepts that can help you flourish, sharing stories from writers and mental health professionals who’ve done this work, and inviting you to flip the script on the stories that no longer serve you. 

This season on the podcast we’re going to look at how silence, loneliness, self gaslighting, and trauma impact the stories we tell ourselves. You’re going to learn how self-compassion, seeing the big picture, and claiming your neurodiversity can help you become more resilient and a better writer. 

Plus, we’re going to look at how to navigate difficult research when you’re working on a trauma-filled story, how to portray difficult characters, and how to care for yourself when you are writing the toughest of stories. 

Lisa Cooper Ellison is an author, speaker, and trauma-informed writing coach with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art, and the past seven specifically teaching people how to write their resilience. She currently teaches courses in memoir, the psychology of writing, and the book proposal. Her essays have appeared in Huffington Post, Hippocampus Literary Magazine, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. She’s represented by The Bindery and recently completed her memoir Please Stage Dive Carefully: How I Survived My Brother’s Suicide and Forgave Myself

Connect with your host, Lisa:

Sign up for Find the Memoir Structure that Works for You: https://janefriedman.com/find-the-memoir-structure-that-works-for-you-with-lisa-cooper-ellison/

Produced by Espresso Podcast Production: https://www.espressopodcastproduction.com



About Your Host


Lisa Cooper Ellison is an author, speaker, and trauma-informed writing coach with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art, and currently teaches courses in memoir, the psychology of writing, and the book proposal. Her essays have appeared in Huffington PostHippocampus Literary Magazine, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. 


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