Logo Top Banner
slogan Alaska Timeline Alaska Kids About
Peer Work
Family & Community
History & Culture
Digital Archives
Narrative & Healing


The Physician As Patient

Narrative and Healing: Poetry Corner

Reading & Writing
Libraries & Booksellers
Teaching & Learning
Contact Us

Search Peer Work Only
Find us on Facebook

Narrative and Healing

Home  >  Narrative and Healing  >  Narratives
Here is a collection of healing narratives that demonstrate the therapeutic properties of writing and telling stories. If you have written or use healing narratives, you can share them with us by emailing
In this personal narrative, Beth Schiller RN, APN, shares a personal narrative about helping Gracey (age 17) fulfill her bucket list.

Itchy Head
Christyn Luu describes the sensations she experienced after removal of a brain tumor at age 10.

Poetry and Healing (2 pages)
Ted Kooser, Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate of the United States from 2004 to 2006, recounts his experience with cancer and its interplay with his life as a poet.

Memories and the Solace of Stories
Poet Gary A. Holthaus discusses the healing effect of turning memories into stories. His poem "Air Search: Naknek, Alaska, January, 1965" is included.

How My Dog Died
In a third-grade writing assignment, Brennan Zelener recalls the night his dog died.

The Final Night
In a tenth-grade essay on a "challenging life experience," Kelli Donovan writes about the night her father died.

Medication and Me - An Essay on Depression
In this essay, Heather Villars explores her experiences with depresssion.

  Contact Us       LitSite Alaska, Copyright © 2000 - 2018. All rights reserved. University of Alaska Anchorage.
University of Alaska Anchorage