The S.C.A.R.s. Method® was developed to help people find healing from trauma through writing and journaling. The acronym is based on steps to heal wounds into sufficiently healed scars. Each letter represents the steps – disengage from the trauma or event, discover the effects of the trauma, assess where we are in our journey, and develop a plan to rebuild the wounded parts of ourselves into a sufficiently healed life. Finally, the small “s” stands for sharing our experience with others through storytelling to offer encouragement and hope.

SEPARATE: Separation offers a holistic view of the story and taps into undiscovered perspectives
CLARIFY: Clarity allows us to find the root cause of our emotions, coping mechanisms and thought patterns
ASSESS: Assessment takes stock of where we are in our healing journey
REBUILD: Rebuilding puts our life back together through action plans and clear directions
share:  Sharing our sufficiently healed self with the world offers hope and encouragement to others

Contact Michelle for speaking and teaching (live or via web) on the S.C.A.R.s. Method®.