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Augusten Burroughs wants to help you process your trauma through writing (for $50,000).

Jessie Gaynor

August 8, 2022, 10:41am

If you have unprocessed trauma, $50,000, and a sense of adventure when it comes to your mental health, a new “wellness recovery program” created by Augusten Burroughs—author of the best-selling memoir Running With Scissors—may be right up your alley.

The week-long program, called Focus-Directed Writing™, is through extremely fancy Connecticut wellness center Privé Swiss—”where CEOs and celebs get luxury mental health treatment.” (Please excuse me while I call my insurance company to beg them to cover my insulin this month.)

According to Burroughs, Running With Scissors was born out of his early practice of Focus-Directed Writing™, which, in its current iteration, consists of daily stream-of-consciousness writing, which clients are encouraged to share. Of course, for $50,000, clients will also have access to CBD therapy, massage, IV infusion therapy, acupuncture, and a bevy of other amenities. Sounds like both a healing environment and an excellent argument for taxing the rich!

And hey, if writing isn’t the best form of therapy, how come all writers are so well-adjusted and serene?

[via Yahoo! Life]

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