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Evaluating therapeutic writing groups

I have so far used 3 different forms to evaluate and improve my Words for Wellbeing groups. I was thinking of sharing them here along with some of the findings. Would that be of interest? What would else you want … Continue reading

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Branching out

In January and February I attended a 3-day “Read to Lead” training course delivered by The Reader Organisation and aimed at giving attendees the skills to facilitate group sessions that connect group members with literature and, through literature, with each … Continue reading

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Reflection on yesterday’s writing session in the PICU

I had a lovely session in the psychiatric intensive care (PICU) unit yesterday. I spent 90 minutes (30 minutes more than the session should last) with one of the two patients I worked with last week. I’ll call her Jane. … Continue reading

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Reflection on writing group, 9th January 2013

Yesterday I re-started my writing groups, after a break for Christmas and New Year, with a writing session in Psychiatric Intensive Care. Two people came to join me, separately, one for about 45 minutes and the other for perhaps 30 … Continue reading

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Reflection on writing group 13th September 2012

This was really two one-to-one sessions rather than a group. One woman joined me for the hour of the group then another arrived 5 minutes before the end (because of another appointment). The second woman didn’t write anything, as she … Continue reading

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Reflection on one patient

I worked with Graham for the last 3 months of his admission to an adult mental health unit.  During that time he came to my writing group on 9 occasions. Several times he told me that they were the highlight of his … Continue reading

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