Writing for wellbeing
Expressing ourselves in writing can have a huge positive effect on our wellbeing, from helping us to make links with our past, acknowledge and accept where we currently are, deal with unfinished business and simply have fun unleashing our creative side. We are all ‘writers’ with the potential to manifest our thoughts in a physical way. In this workshop, you’ll complete two therapeutic writing exercises which are meaningful to you. If you want to share with the group that’s fine, as is choosing to keep your writing private. If you do choose to share, feedback will be based on what participants have felt as a result of hearing your piece as opposed to a critique of your style or content. This is the difference between writing for self-development and creative writing for literary development.
You will experience the benefit of creating the two pieces of therapeutic writing on the day. Depending on your focus, you will experience greater confidence, a sense of closure, a sense of yourself as a creative being or an increased sense of awareness and connection.
You will experience listening to other peoples’ therapeutic writing and have the option to share your experience within a supportive environment.
You will have the tools to continue therapeutic writing on your own and will have been introduced to a variety of therapeutic writing tools.
What you need to bring:
Please bring writing equipment of your choice, whether this is paper and pen or a laptop.