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Diana Raab, Ph D.         Photo by Isaac Hernández

Diana Raab, PhD is a memoirist, poet, essayist, blogger and educator and holds workshops in writing for healing and transformation. She holds a PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology, and a research focus on the healing and transformative powers of memoir writing.  Her educational background also includes health administration, nursing and creative writing.

Diana has been writing since an early age. As an only child of two immigrant parents, she spent a lot of time crafting letters and chronicling her life in a journal. As an advocate of personal writing, Diana facilitates workshops in writing for transformation and empowerment, focusing on journaling, poetry and memoir writing. She believes in the importance of writing to achieve wholeness and interconnectedness while encouraging the ability to unleash the true voice of the inner self.

She’s an award-winning author of eight books, over 500 articles and poems, and editor of two anthologies, Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency, and Writers and Their Notebooks.

Raab’s two memoirs are Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal and Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey. She has 4 poetry collections, including Lust.

Her book, “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life,” is due out in 2017 by Loving Healing Press.

She is a regular blogger for Psychology Today,  Huffington Post (Huff50), and PsychAlive.