Category Archives: Writing Ideas and Prompts

Therapeutic writing workshop

This post is based on a handout I created for a 2-hour workshop on getting started with writing for wellbeing. Research shows that writing can benefit your health and wellbeing, but so far no-one knows how it works. No special … Continue reading

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Inspiration

This has been an inspiring week for me in respect of my therapeutic writing groups. Which has got me thinking about the relationship between the therapeutic benefit of my groups (for patients), and inspiration (theirs and mine). Does it happen … Continue reading

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The half price sale on Words for Wellbeing has ended

The sale has ended but the 220-page Words for Wellbeing (print) book about writing for wellbeing is still available on Amazon at only £7.50 plus delivery: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/095728490X. Cheers, Carol.

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Writers’ Blocks 2

I made a generic Jenga game into some Writers’ Blocks (see an earlier post for how) and now I’ve used my Writers’ Blocks in a group… It seemed to go very well I thought and certainly everyone wrote some great … Continue reading

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Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano is on BBC4 right now. It’s a documentary I’ve seen before so I’m enjoying it for a second time. He’s not rated highly by the critics but I don’t care – I love his work. And he’s apparently … Continue reading

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The benefit of hindsight

Originally posted on joinedupwriters:
When we look back on an event, the prism of memory can offer a fresh and surprising perspective on something we thought we understood well. Time’s distance gives insight; we know things now that we did…

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Writers’ Blocks 1

There are so many great ideas here on the internet. I came across a good one recently from Tonya, a paediatric occupational therapist with a website called Therapy Fun Zone. Tonya bought a generic version of Jenga and used the … Continue reading

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Journals and diaries

If you do only one kind of writing to help your wellbeing do this … keep a journal or diary. A dated diary, a lined notebook or a book with blank pages; decorated or plain; large or small. The choices … Continue reading

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Random input as inspiration for writing

Edward De Bono has written about using random input in creative thinking and problem solving. I find I can get writing inspiration from random words, pictures, things, etc. I’ve created a handout sheet with some ideas for using random input … Continue reading

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Writing for wellbeing

How to Get Started with Writing for Wellbeing… You could write a story, or a poem, or write about your hopes for the future or about a place you’d like to visit. Write what you feel like writing, two lines … Continue reading

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