Your Love Story
Original Life Writing Workshop By Dr. Dolly Haik-Adams
adult’s life has been touched and shaped by love,
a powerful human force.
experiences can be illuminating and gratifying.
Sharing can benefit both teller and listener/reader.
It’s a healthy mental/emotional exercise, even
without writing. Writing deepens and extends the
value, whether you write the story yourself or hire
a pro to do it for you.
Specialist Dr. Dolly will use top
professional skills to interview you
in depth and write a vivid story for you, or will
evaluate and edit your drafts, or will provide
memorable Write Your Love Story workshops, or
any combination that best meets your needs and
individual and group sessions may be arranged
beautiful NW Florida beaches or in charming,
historic downtown Pensacola, Florida,
or at your chosen site,
Whatever you choose, Dr. Dolly’s Love Story
opportunities offer you a delightful Valentine gift
(or anytime gift) to yourself. (You might also
consider a gift
certificate for a loved one.)
will focus on
your significant personal love experiences: one
particular romance, wedding, marriage, breakup, or any
relationship where any kind of meaningful love was
or is involved. The story may be tragic, comic, or
seemingly mundane, a chronic issue or a pivotal
turning point. The experience may have happened 50
years ago or last month, but it must matter to you,
matter a lot, even if you aren’t sure why. Should
you attend without a particular relationship or
story selected, we’ll help you find one with
special meaning and narrative potency. While each
love story is unique, you can see
"Transforming Trauma," a sample
love story, also a life turning point short
story from Dr. Dolly's own memoirs in progress.
Your Love Story workshop is Dr. Dolly’s creative,
participatory two-day seminar (or 12 class hours scheduled over
four days, if your group prefers) that combines
memory mining, interactive story sharing, and actual
writing and revision. All kinds of love stories and
levels of writing skill are welcome. Feedback and
guidance will be individualized to your needs and
purposes. As with most Mine
Your Memories workshops, Write Your
Love Story Workshops will typically be arranged for
groups of 10-20 registrants.
Your Love Story workshop methods
will include dynamic small and large group
processes, lively discussion, stimulating lecture,
guided reflection, memory mapping, cultural and
historic context explorations, demonstration,
readings, (short, spontaneous) writing, expert
evaluation, and revision.
to be achieved from individual or group Write Your
examine, and better understand yourself and
creatively about your own past, its impact and
on one appropriate relationship, experience,
incident, or artifact
related to a person you have loved, and
learn what you can from that
a loved one—or a once loved one--to life,
orally and in print
purge or heal yourself of a painful love
effectively and listen empathetically
and secure the myriad
potential benefits of writing life stories
a rough draft of one love experience or
one “love artifact” or heirloom
developing a significant true tale of love as a
wisdom source, gift, or legacy
groundwork for memoir, autobiographical, or
biographical writing for possible
future articles, essays, poems, books,
mini-tales, scrapbooks, or displays
and get feedback on your draft to deepen meaning
some of your possible (love-related) strengths
whether to write future life stories or have
them professionally written.
You must be willing and able to invest adequate time,
energy, and money (registration fees or private
consultation and service fees); be able to speak and
write understandably, in English; and be committed to any or all of
the stated goals. Foundational Mine Your Memories™
instruction will be incorporated. No other pre-requisites are
Bring With You:
an open spirit and eagerness to learn, plus, as you
wish, pictures and mementoes of the person, era, or
experience on whom you expect to focus, or (if
various people with whom you have had a meaningful,
loving relationship. Bring extra pens and paper, a
portable computer, and a tape recorder, if you like.
with valuable insights, rich memories, a wealth of
experience, and special gifts. A Love Journal, Mine
Your Memories™ pen, and workbook/handouts will be
provided. You may take home a cherished keepsake for
yourself or a treasured gift for your loved one,
mate, parent, child, progeny, or others.
Genealogists or family historians can add narrative
richness. Writers may have the makings of a
publishable work; storytellers may add a powerful
true tale to their repertoire.
fees or other information, contact Dr Dolly by email
or phone (850) 375-4287.
leave clear messages indicating your individual and
group identity (as relevant), plus your basic
questions, likely needs, and preferences.
services are fully guaranteed to your satisfaction.
Your Memories™ is created by Dr. Dolly Berthelot
professional writer, editor, communication consultant, author.
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