In 2019 I completed my MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and am qualified to facilitate writing for wellbeing sessions to groups and individuals. Drawing on the core conditions needed for participants to feel comfortable to write and share their words, I offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
No writing experience is needed, and participants are guided through structured writing exercises. I provide prompts to help the creativity to flow (these can include a line from a poem; an object; memories etc.) By connecting with ourselves and each other through writing, we can reflect and explore aspects of our lives to help us move forward.
Writing for wellbeing is a growing field and can work in groups as well as 1:1. What I love is the unique and the organic way in which the process can unfold. Positive outcomes include self-awareness; understanding; a release of emotions and a sense of shared experience, as well as a the creative act of writing.
You can contact me here to find out more.
Current: Writing in Nature for a local mental health charity
Ongoing: I co-facilitate and participate in a local Reading Group.
Previous: Facilitating a series of creative writing workshops for the not-for-profit organisation, Creativity Works.
I supported writer Kerryn Alt this autumn in her series of workshops, ‘Writing Our Way from Loneliness to Connection’ in Frome, Somerset.