June Swadron is a certified psychotherapist, speaker and author of the book, Re-Write Your Life, A Transformational Guide to Writing and Healing the Stories of Our Lives.
This 6 minute recording is a glimpse of Lynn Thompson's Living on Purpose conversation with June on December 11, 2010 at June's home in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Their complete 50 minute conversation is featured on WomensRadio in two parts, please note that when linking to these pages, the audio begins streaming automatically:
For the last twenty years, June has guided thousands of students in writing and sharing their life stories through a deep and powerful process that completely transformed how they experienced their life journey. Her book Re-Write Your Life, A Transformational Guide to Writing and healing the Stories of Our Lives is based on the success of these teachings. It is a unique guided experience that empowers people to let go of old resentments, hurts and regrets and make peace with their past.
June has worked extensively with therapy and the arts since 1989. June moved to Vancouver from Toronto in 1998 where she was a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. She worked in private practice as well as at a well-known drug and alcohol facility.
What makes June an extraordinary healer is she knows "both sides of the couch". She was diagnosed with manic-depressive illness at age 19, and has lived with its disturbing challenges for over thirty years. However she has successfully learned how to ‘Re-Write" that story. In 2002 June co-wrote and produced a play called Madness, Masks and Miracles to help dispel myths and stigmas about mental illness. Listen to the interview and hear the details of this awesome endeavor.
June's personal experiences have taught her coping strategies for choosing health and wellness again and again. She likes to say, "My illness keeps me humble, grateful, and resourceful."
She currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia and enjoys her home by the sea.