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A safe space to learn expressive writing and how to own your story

Discover how expressive writing can help you embrace the light within you, reclaim your story, and step into your next chapter, on your terms.

All parts of you are welcome here 

Learn practical tools you can use daily.

Process emotions and feelings from a place of safety.

Engage in this work on your own timeline.

My approach combines expressive writing and creative techniques.

My services are not a replacement for any professional medical treatment or support you are currently receiving or intend to seek - it complements them. Always seek professional medical advice and assistance with any health concerns you have if you have not already done so. 

Storytelling for the Soul is my life's work...

Compassionate and understanding

“You created, through your compassion and understanding, a safe platform for me to express myself which allowed me to find deeper healing, something that I had not anticipated would be an outcome of this writing journey. It has been such a pleasure working with you. I am now proud of "my story" and your encouragement, validation and support...” - Bharati



“I highly recommend Sarah for all her wisdom and knowledge around writing through trauma and any situation that arises. I recently had the opportunity to explore storytelling with Sarah. It was profound and is a very useful tool. Thank you once again Sarah.” - Leanne


Blown away is an understatement

“I've only had one session so far with Sarah and I chose to work on my sugar addiction with her. To say I'm blown away is an understatement. One session and a very intense body response afterwards and the need for sugar has already halved this week. I can't wait to keep digging deep on this one.” - Kathie


It quiets my mind to a degree

“It [writing] has helped and is very much like a resource for me. It is a statement of what is at the moment. It puts it on the table, acknowledges that it is so, and then tables it for the moment to be experienced later or processed. It quiets my mind to a degree.” - Joe


Expressive writing from a trauma-informed perspective makes all the difference

“More people need to learn more about your work; how you teach expressive writing from a trauma-informed perspective makes all the difference - definitely don't want to leave people in a triggered state when doing expressive writing; which differentiates you from other teachers of expressive writing.” Chichi


Validated my trauma

“I found great value in the one hour class on writing through trauma with Sarah and I hope I can continue to work with her. As a peer worker myself, I [found] the way Sarah addressed and validated my trauma very helpful and hopeful.” - Kristy


I walked away feeling lighter and clearer

“Whilst I already love writing, having time with Sarah has opened my eyes to how important the body/soul connection really is. Her gentle and quiet way of guiding me through her process made it feel easier for me to let go and dive into what I needed to feel and hear. I walked away feeling lighter and clearer on where I might need to do more work, and what my body really wants me to know. Thanks Sarah for a wonderful session!” - Birgit


A wonderful facilitator

“Sarah is a wonderful facilitator and helps you to activate

your body to bring you messages to understand and process.”

- Lisa


One of the most productive things I've ever done

“Working with Sarah was one of the most productive things I’ve ever done even though I believed I didn’t have time for writing. Through her guidance, Sarah showed me how to use writing to see what I really needed to in my life. This new-found awareness means I can now make decisions that are moving me closer to my short and long-term goals.”

- Mia


The  more I work with Sarah the braver (with my writing) I become

“I love working with Sarah! She is incredibly generous with her time, feedback and encouragement. Her editing tips, writing prompts and insights have given me the confidence I needed to start blogging about my own journey. I came across Storytelling for the Soul when I was studying Embodied Processing, a somatic (body based) approach to healing trauma.I have always recognised that writing is a great way to get your emotions, trauma and challenges out of your body and onto the page. I had done a lot of journalling in the past but I never felt comfortable sharing my writing with others. The more I work with Sarah the braver (with my writing) I become. I am seeing new possibilities for myself and my writing. I'm beginning to realise that my stories and experiences have value. They could even help others.” - Melissa

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Hi, I'm Sarah Cannata, creator of Storytelling for the Soul. I'm not a doctor, therapist or any other healthcare provider. I'm someone with lived experience who has used writing to navigate my way out of several sticky situations in life.

I've engaged in extensive healing, study, exploration and personal development work. My lived experience allows me to guide you through an approach where you can journey to a place where you are capable of feeling acceptance, self-love, self-awareness and self-trust. 

Through my signature program, Storytelling for the Soul, I create a space where all parts of you are welcome (even the parts you pretend aren't there). My approach combines writing and embodied processing techniques that allow you to explore what is holding you back from living the life of your dreams. Whether you're a seasoned writer or a novice, Storytelling for the Soul can equip you with practical tools to improve your well-being.

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