Expressive writing for healing and well-being
A one-day workshop exploring some of the ways in which writing has been found to promote healing and recovery through times of personal crisis, illness or loss.
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” - Graham Greene
Led by an experienced writing therapist and training facilitator, this interactive workshop will look at a number of different expressive writing techniques including poetry therapy, journaling and bibliotherapy, providing an opportunity for individual reflection and exploration in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.
There’s no need for any previous experience of creative or expressive writing, nor is there any need to worry about spelling, punctuation or grammar. Expressive writing is all about embarking on your very own personal journey of self-discovery, healing and growth.
This workshop is designed to encourage the use of writing as a reflective and expressive medium, both from a personal perspective and, for those attending for professional reasons, as a means of integrating writing into therapeutic practice.
The course is recommended for anyone with an interest in exploring expressive writing skills for their own personal and/or professional use, and may be of particular interest to those involved in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, nursing and palliative care, supporting older adults and health and social care.
All delegates will receive a CPD certificate of attendance and accompanying workshop hand-outs.
About the host
Sharon Hinsull is a Birmingham-based counsellor, lecturer and CPD facilitator who has spent over a decade teaching Counselling and Health and Social Care in further and higher education. She now regularly facilitates workshops along a variety of personal and professional development themes, most notably in the field of writing therapy.