Clients are given a short writing assignment, typically 10 minutes in length, which is then presented and shared with the group. These assignments may involve writing a short poem, narrative, letter, or diary entry. For example, “If my life were a fairy tale, it would be . . .” or “Write a letter of anger, gratitude or apology to a significant person in your life”. The facilitator and peers make observations about the client’s writing and assist the client in recognizing themes and issues, both past and present.