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! 

"Dear wonderful classmates, thank you for your participation, courage and curiosity today! It's always such a gift to share this time together." Laura
“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

"Thank you Lissa for holding this beautiful, safe space for us." Michele
  • ​​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.


In This Class, You’ll STUDY and Experience
"I can't remember the last time I sat down with pen and paper to write just for the joy of writing." Phillipe
  • ​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
  • The importance of keeping our hearts open in safe, brave, healing community as uncertainty escalates;
  • Creative practices to use between sessions as things get intense in the world;
  • An optional buddy system- so anybody in the class can self-organize to buddy up with someone else in the class for daily parts check ins;
  • Wrestling with the impact of spiritual bypassing on yourself or others;
  • Feeling all the feels as the New Age implodes;
  • Unpacking shock over how close the US elections were (for white people) or lack of shock/ rage/ grief (for Black Indigenous People of Color who were not surprised);
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


Live Zoom session dates:

  • Monday, November 30 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT
  • ​Monday, December 7 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT
  • ​Monday, December 14 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT
  • ​Monday, December 21 at 12:00–2:00 p.m. PT
Enroll in Lissa’s Live course today!
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If the cost of this workshop presents a financial hardship then we hope you will contact us for a sliding scale option. Please write to 

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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