Alchemizing Uncertain Times
Through Writing

– A Live Mini Writing Workshop with New York Times Bestselling Author Lissa Rankin
  • In these four two-hour live segments Lissa will teach her writing process and facilitate break-out groups where you'll work with your peers. 
  • ​NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Come as you are, ready to calm your inner perfectionist and play with the soulful art of writing!
  • ​Join a safe, loving community of writers who’ve got your back and will celebrate your vulnerability and strength through uncertain times!

Enroll today! 

Enroll in this first of it's kind course today! 

“I never understand when people make a fuss over me as a writer. I'm just the garden hose that the water sprays through."
—Joyce Carol Oates
Dear Friends,

I wanted to extend an invitation to those of you who are resourced–with enough bandwidth emotionally, financially, energetically, and timewise–during these uncertain times.

With over ten years of writing as a professional author (I'm in the process of publishing my 7th and 8th books) I'm excited to share my experience with you in this online format.

Now, while many of us stay local and by popular demand, I've decided to continuing to offer my online writing workshop!

It's for all of you who have always dreamed of letting your inner author play with the muse unapologetically–as a way to deepen your spiritual connection and live a more soulful life.

This mini writing workshop is designed to let you flirt with the muse as a gateway to more soulfulness. It will also help you unleash creative constraints, and either start a new writing project, or deepen into an existing one. 

No experience is necessary, and all I ask is that you calm and comfort your inner perfectionist so you and your muse can frolic playfully in the forest and be available to go on a journey of discovery while improving your writing skills. 

You + your Inner Pilot Light + your muse + a community of like-minded souls= ALCHEMY!

This will be more about opening the channel to your flow with the muse than getting your writing “right.”
All my best,


This Workshop Is Ideal for You If:

  • ​​You feel inspired to make your writing more soulful.
  • ​You’ve always wanted to improve your writing by infusing it with more authenticity.
  • ​You’ve had writer’s block and need a loving way to open what’s been hard to access.
  • ​You’re yearning for a deeper connection to your Inner Pilot Light–via writing.
  • ​​You know you’ve got talent, but you’ve been sabotaging your creativity.
  • ​You’re not a self-starter when it comes to writing, so you need the energy of a group of writers to bolster you.
"Our beautiful group was so tender, so honest, so beautiful in their writing and sharing of their vulnerability and gifts. I am honored." Susan


In This Class, You’ll STUDY and Experience:
  • ​The 4 most important lessons Lissa’s writing teachers ever taught her.
  • ​A simple tool to help you open the channel to that which wants to write through you- anytime you want.
  • ​​8 original soulful prompts to get your creative juices flowing and access a deeper level of your true self.
  • ​12 of Lissa’s personal tips for healthy writing hygiene.
  • ​One practice to help you befriend and become allies with your inner saboteur so you can finally enjoy raising holy hell with your writing muse.
  • ​A neoshamanic practice to thank Mother Earth for nurturing you & inspiring your writing.
And UNIQUE to This WorkshoP, You will discover:
  • Tools for transforming uncertainty into creative GOLD;
  • An energy healing practice for using your creativity to heal whatever you hold sacred that is threatened in the world;
  • Meditations and writing exercises to befriend and earn more trust from your muse;
  • ​A fun, inspiring, surprising daily practice to invoke more muse energy in everyday life (Warning: Could improve your sex life!);
  • How to work with parts that won't let you write (without bullying them);
  • Full permission to get a little saucy, irreverent, and wild (Blame the muse!);
  • A group healing session to bolus you with life force and supercharge your creativity;
  • ​Celebrate the end of our workshop with the first ever MUSE BALL (if you have kids, they're invited!)
"It was fascinating to meet my muse, a fun, playful little muse, full of glee, ready to take me on her adventures! And then having my story received by such positive, apt comments, it was powerful medicine for the "unsure perfectionist part in me. Our group managed to share despite capricious techno gods; it was stunning to have such different worlds conjured up! We were drawn into every single story! Amazing! Thank you Lissa for making this happen, and thank you to the brilliant writers in my group!  Emmanuele
And Of COURSe...
  • ​A loving, safe, brave space to heal, feel, and open your heart.
  • A caring, compassionate community of like-minded creatives.
  • ​​Internal Family Systems (IFS) trauma healing work.
  • ​Cuddle puddles
  • ​​Meditations.
  • ​Dance parties.
  • ​New music playlists


Enroll in Lissa’s Live course today!

The four two hour segments of this course will consist of Lissa teaching her writing process and facilitating break-out groups where you'll meet and work creatively with your peers. 

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Parts Process Group with Certified IFS therapist Laura Schmidt, LMFT, is a breakout session option for students whose parts prefer not to share what you've written with others.  Adding additional safety to our safe, trauma-informed container intended for healing and maximizing creativity, the Parts Process Group and Laura's presence aims to help stuck parts, hurt parts, scared parts, bullying parts or any other parts that may interfere with your desire to alchemize uncertain times through writing or any other form of creativity.

All sessions will be recorded (except for breakout sessions) and made available after the call.

Live Zoom session dates:

  • Monday, November 2 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT
  • ​Monday, November 9 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT
  • ​Monday, November 16 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT
  • ​Monday, November 23 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT

* Live sessions will be recorded so you can listen at your convienance! 

Enrollment for this workshop is closed. To enroll in the next upcoming workshop please click below:

* Please contact with any questions about this program.

about lissa

Lissa Rankin, MD believes that writing and healing can be intimately related and teaches writing workshops, both in person and now virtually, that not only help writers improve their writing but also help them know, love, and accept themselves better so the magical muse can come out to play. 

Lissa has been writing since kindergarten and was offered her first book deal when she was 12, which she turned down, since they were her private stories. 

She was a creative writing major at Duke University and wrote her first fiction book as her thesis on African American women's literature while in college. Throughout her medical training while becoming an OB/GYN, she wrote stories inspired by her patients and used writing to heal the moral injury she felt while working within a corrupt medical system. 

When she quit her job as a doctor in 2007, she finally succumbed to her lifelong desire to be a career writer. Her first book Broken, a memoir about her journey through the wounded health care system, never got published because she didn't have an audience. 

So at the urging of her literary agent, in 2009, Lissa began blogging and publishing The Daily Flame, a daily email love letter from your "Inner Pilot Light" to your wounded parts, based on the healing model Internal Family Systems (IFS), a trauma healing spiritual path which Lissa incorporates into all the healing and writing workshops she facilitates. 

Because her blog and Daily Flame emails quickly garnered a large readership, she was able to publish her first book in 2010 and has been blessed to have her last 6 books published, with the 7th and 8th on the way. Her third book, the New York Times bestseller Mind Over Medicine, has sold over 300,000 copies in 28 languages. In addition to putting in her 100,000 hours and writing every day, in 2012, Lissa founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute, where she and a team of luminary faculty train physicians and other health care providers about “Whole Health” and the “6 Steps to Healing Yourself.” 

Lissa has starred in two National Public Television specials, her TEDx talks have been viewed over 4 million times, and she leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen, 1440, Omega, and Kripalu. 

Her latest project is non-profit work committed to democratizing trauma healing and energy work while eliminating the public health epidemic of loneliness, bringing Sacred Medicine out of its current status as a luxury good to anyone who needs it and is open to it, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or gender identity. 

Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter Siena, who is also a writer, and her puppy Gaia, who would tell great stories if only she knew how.


Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I contact customer service?
Please contact us by sending an email to
What kind of technology will I need in order to participate?
All you’ll need is a computer or a smartphone and internet access in order to participate. All calls will be live on Zoom.
What if I can't attend a session when it takes place ? 
All sessions are recorded so if you can't attend the live session you'll be able to soak up the juicy teachings, healing intentions, and spiritual energy of this course at any time it’s convenient for you.
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