With a Master’s degree in English literature and a Certification in Secondary Education, Anais Salibian taught high school English and Drama for five years. She became a licensed massage therapist in 1981 and in 1995 became certified in Rosen Method Bodywork. She has been in private practice since 1981, using a mind/body modality that is particularly suited to help people overcome trauma and connect with their deeper selves (for more information go to awareness-heals.com). She has taught writing classes at Writers & Books since 1989. Her published works are all creative nonfiction. She’s currently teaching classes on memoir, essay, and crafting sentences. She integrates story writing with journaling and poetry exercises to expand and deepen insight and healing (see innerjourneyarts.com). In 2004, she received Writers & Books Teacher of Adults Award for the Creation and Appreciation of Literature.