Creative Writing as a Tool for Therapists

This workshop will provide an introduction to Writing for Wellbeing and how it can be used by therapists. It will include the following:


·         What writing for wellbeing is and is not, its benefits and uses

·         How to use it safely and constructively

·         Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them

·         Participation and evaluation of a range of writing for wellbeing activities such as flow and cluster writing, using metaphor, writing from pictures, objects and other prompts plus basic journaling techniques

·         How therapists can use writing for wellbeing to benefit themselves as well as their clients

About the trainer:

Helen Stockton is a freelance writer, creative writing teacher and writing mentor. She has been a Writing for Wellbeing practitioner since 2009 and has offered courses in mental health settings, for the general public and, regularly, at a local hospice. She is also trained in using Writing for Wellbeing for those suffering from dementia. She is a member of Lapidus, the international Words for Wellbeing Practitioner and has delivered at their national conference. She is also a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and the Society of Authors. She is a qualified teacher.

Monday 25th March, 2019
Helen Stockton
Gilbert House
River Walk
Please bring a notebook and pen

Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

The venue is downstairs in the café called Beyond the Grounds which is closed on a Monday
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