“We’ve become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in order to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world of intuition and feeling.”
- Catherine Ann Jones, New York Times
“Catherine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful talent…
Nothing is more rare in my opinion.”
- Norman Mailer
Quotes from workshops:
Thanks again for a superb workshop. Being in Catherine's workshop is like watching a master chef at work. She has all the recipes and knows her ingredients, but she trusts her instincts to tell her when to add a dash of this, a pinch of that, or to turn up the flames to make the dish completely hers. She presents a feast for the imagination. With appreciation, - Gary C, Austin, TX
The weekend was a real gift. Catherine has a wonderful way of combining the practical with the spiritual, which is just what I'd been looking for in a seminar. The size of the group, the setting, lunch together made for an intimate event. Not only did I leave having learned some useful new techniques, I also left feeling centered, focused and validated in my pursuit of writing. - Jo Ann, Half Moon Bay, CA
I came out of the workshop with a better script and a clearer idea of how to achieve that. The best part was your one-to-one sessions. With your clarity and vision, you were able to sift out what I wanted to say and add more 'meat to my bones.' I look forward to your next workshop! - Dora Tan, Singapore
A truly inspiring weekend that encouraged me to think deeply about the way I write, what I write and why I write. Catherine is a supportive and enabling tutor with a wealth of professional experience and wisdom for emerging and more seasoned writers. Buy her book too and forget about Robert McKee, John Truby et al. Excellent value for money! - Anne Woods, UK
This course was a wonderful surprise. Catherine’s style is intimate, safe, inspiring. I loved that we learned a lot by "doing" - and this was the pleasant surprise- by physical exercises. This course will remain with me for a long time for all these reasons. I thoroughly recommend it! - Theresa S., Gloucester, UK
Anyone taking this workshop with an interest in writing would benefit greatly. I simply want to express my gratitude to you. I will remember most your eyes, the way they light up when one of us had a breakthrough. This happened to each and everyone in the room. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! - David N., Chicago, IL
I have been reading your book, The Way of Story, and it is so refreshing to see what it is you do with all your heart and soul. I like the style of the book a great deal and how you weave the personal autobiographical elements with the illustrative examples of myths and cycles of being and archetypal roles that we each experience. You write with understanding as having transcended the most challenging cycles. - Jane Samuels, UK
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Online Courses Available:
Online courses available at the Daily OM. Click for information.
“Heal Your Self with Writing is an elixir for the soul.”
- Psychology Today
Our lives may be determined less by past events than by the way we remember them. Expressing and listening to one’s own life story is an ancient mode of healing. How do we learn to listen more to the stories that heal? How do we put together the pieces of our past? How can we rewrite our life story so that pain becomes meaningful and actually promotes growth and transformation? Heal Your Self with Writing offers a step-by-step journey of discovery and re-visioning through focused journaling, a practice that can enable healing and empowerment. In this way, each reader is able to make meaning out of memory and put the past where it belongs — behind them.
“This is so much more than a book on writing. It is a guide to the soul’s journey, with Catherine Ann Jones as a compassionate teacher and wise companion along the way.”
-Betty Sue Flowers, Ph.D., editor, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Available for order on Amazon.com or bookstores…
“I’ve never met a person who didn’t have at least one story
waiting to be born.”
– Catherine Ann Jones
The Way of Story by Catherine Ann Jones is an integrative approach to writing narrative illustrated with evocative insights from the author’s own professional journey. No other writing book offers the solid craft to guarantee a good story along with the intangible inner dimensions of writing. Exercises are devised to access these invisible tools. Craft alone is not enough. It is the integration of both solid craft and experiential inner discovery that makes this book on writing unique.
“On every page, we find something that teaches, delights, or opens the soul to creative depth. Catherine Ann Jones offers a masterwork based on her long, astonishing career. And we are the beneficiaries.”
- Dianne Skafte, Ph.D., Listening to the Oracle
Catherine Ann Jones DVDs:
The Christmas Wife
Touched by an Angel – TV Series
Catherine Ann Jones holds a graduate degree in Depth Psychology and Archetypal Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has also taught. She is an award-winning author, playwright & screenwriter whose films include Unlikely Angel, The Christmas Wife, and the popular series, Touched by an Angel. Fulbright Research Scholar to India studying shamanism, winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Award, author of The Way of Story: the craft & soul of writing and Heal Your Self with Writing, Catherine works as a writing consultant, keynote speaker, and teaches internationally.