About the Podcast
The Writing Your Resilience Podcast is for anyone who wants to use the writing process to flip the script on the stories they’ve been telling themselves, because when we tell better stories about ourselves, we live better lives.
Every Thursday, host Lisa Cooper Ellison, an author, speaker, trauma-informed writing coach, and trauma survivor diagnosed with complex PTSD, interviews writers of tough, true stories, people who’ve developed incredible grit, and professionals in the field of psychology and healing who’ve studied resilience.
Equal parts instruction, motivation, and helpful guide, Writing Your Resilience is an opportunity for you to join a community of writers and professionals doing the work that helps us cultivate our authenticity and creativity.
“I’ve been a big fan of Lisa Cooper Ellison for the past couple of years and I’m really looking forward to this podcast. Lisa is always warm, engaging, and chock full of heart. A dose of LCE always makes my day better and my journey as a memoir writer a little easier.
“This new podcast promises to be a great resource for writers, from a writer and coach who knows from her own experience the power of writing her resilience.”
Once you’ve heard her talk, you know Lisa is the real deal. She’s been there, done that, and knows what she’s talking about. No trendy psycho babble, but lived experience and sincere understanding.
Lisa is a phenomenal writer, teacher, and presenter who is always well prepared and accessible. So excited she’s offering this podcast. What a gift!
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Check Out the Latest Episode!
In Exploring the Loneliness Epidemic, Athena Dixon joins podcast to discuss the multiple facets of loneliness, writing for the public and creating your definition of success.
Zebib Abraham joins the Writing Your Resilience Podcast to discuss why she writes fiction, the relationship between writing and mental health, and how practicing radical acceptance can help writers cultivate resilience and self-compassion.
Here are a few questions to ponder as you listen to this episode: Have you ever considered whether something should be written as fiction or nonfiction? Do you wonder which genre might be the most compassionate to you and allow you the freedom to explore your emotional truth? Do you know what self-compassion actually means and what it takes to cultivate it?
“Lisa is a former student and it’s beautiful to see what she’s done and how her work has evolved. Now she is the teacher for all of us. I can’t wait to see where this podcast takes us.”
“I’ve been working with Lisa for over a year now, and her voice is one that I trust to help me love my writing to the next level without burning out in the process. I’m so excited that she’s sharing this voice I’ve come to love. Listen up, writers! You won’t regret it.”
I can’t wait to listen to her guidance and conversations each week. For anyone processing trauma and/or writing memoir, this podcast will be essential.
Lisa Cooper Ellison’s podcast is a must listen. With her own hard earned insight and thoughtful interview style, she offers listeners a compelling conversation about what it takes to bring important stories to the page and the transformative power of that work.
This is important work. Resilience can be a by-product of writing and it looks like Lisa knows how to make it work for you. I’m excited to listen.
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 Post, Hippocampus Literary Magazine, and Kenyon Review Online, among others.
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“Lisa’s thoughtful work at the intersection of mental health, resilience, and creativity will provide endless topics for listening and discussion. A must-subscribe!
Lisa is so incredibly insightful and supportive. I cannot wait to learn more about writing, mindfulness, and even myself in upcoming episodes.
An excellent podcast on creativity, mental health, compassion, and more. If you’re a writer, or want to be one, or want to learn more about trauma, mental health, and creativity, this podcast is for you.
“Lisa is a wonderful, informative, and generous speaker. I always learn something new and compelling when I listen to her.”
A don’t-miss podcast for anyone who’s “been through something”–let’s face it, haven’t we all.
Become a Guest
The Writing Your Resilience Podcast seeks to interview authors, mental health professionals, and dynamic speakers with gritty stories who can speak to the podcast’s main themes and offer tips and guidance to our audience.
A certain number of slots for each season are reserved for invited guests. If you’re interested in pitching the podcast for one of the open interview slots, please listen to at least 3 – 5 podcast episodes, to get a sense of what’s already been covered and how you might add to this conversation.
When submitting your pitch, please include the following: your media kit, a short paragraph (less than 100 words) about why you’d be a good guest, and your favorite episode, as well as why you liked it. Don’t know what a media kit is, read “To Get on Podcasts, Create a Media Kit” by Michelle Glogovac.