Writing for Wellbeing
What is Writing for Wellbeing?
Writing is good for you!
A developing body of research shows that expressive writing helps calm the mind and emotions, and increases feelings of happiness and wellbeing. People who have done Writing for Wellbeing say it sparks their imagination and helps them release both personal and creative limitations. As well, they find it focusing and meditative, and say it helps them be kinder to themselves.
We use guided writing activities as a gentle approach to personal growth. These writing activities are tools which you can take away with you to use throughout life.
How does it work?
You will be guided through specific writing activities designed to help release the words within you in a positive and creative way. Individual sessions will be tailored to your own needs for healing and growth. Group sessions are enhanced by the support and energy of other participants.
You never have to read aloud anything you have written. Whatever you write is the right thing for you.
The enjoyable and easy-to-do activities may follow themes like these:
Mindfulness and Calm
Balance and Perspective
Change and Growth
Poetry for Healing
Storytelling for Self-Exploration
Stillness and Focus
Being Kind to Yourself
How can it help you?
Here are some benefits:
- Encourages mindfulness
- Gives new perspective on difficult issues
- Increases self-awareness
- Releases your creative potential
- Emphasizes a positive outlook
- Fosters clarity and insight
- Enhances decision-making and goal achievement
- Improves mood
- Releases anxieties and stress
Frequently Asked Questions
No previous experience is needed. Anyone can do it. You will be guided through each writing activity in a non-judgemental atmosphere. Technique is unimportant – whatever you do is right for you.
Yes, indeed. Therapeutic writing can help to expand your creativity and work through blocks.
For individuals, the initial session is one and a half hours. Follow-up one-hour sessions can be arranged thereafter, according to your own needs. Group sessions or workshops will usually be an hour and a half.