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Dr. Juliet Bruce is a writer and healing story practitioner who uses story structure and metaphor to help people who have suffered major disruption in their lives transmute their sorrow and despair into a life-affirming adventure.


The working title of Dr. Bruce's forthcoming book is "A Write of Passage: A Transformational Story-making Process for Healers, Writers, and Activists." This book arises from 26 years of bringing healing story to individuals, families, and communities in need of creative support during times of difficult change. In the wake of 9/11, she founded a non-profit in Washington, DC, that sent trained teams of storytellers, visual artists, dancers, actors, musicians and expressive therapists into public venues to facilitate healing programs.


Dr. Bruce has won numerous grants for her innovative story-making programs, and in 2004-2005 held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Library of Congress. In 2007, she won the National Storytelling Foundation Brimstone Award for a program to address the needs of New York City firefighters continuing to suffer PTSD as a result of 9/11.


She has also served as a writing consultant with the United Nations Development Programme.


To learn more about Juliet Bruce's Living Story counseling practice, please visit