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The Art of the Essay

If you had asked me a month ago whether I was interested in writing essays, or even reading them, my answer would have been a fairly emphatic no. This is because until then my only experience of essays were the … Continue reading

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Fourteen ways to boost your creativity

There are some great ideas here for boosting your creative thinking … http://m.dailygood.org/story/1011/14-surprising-ways-to-boost-creativity-ed-decker/

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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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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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Reflections on my “Year of Writing” project in an NHS trust – 5

Click here to read the final extract from Chapter 14 of Words for Wellbeing: the appendix of the chapter giving the timeline of my Year of Writing project. Regards, Carol.

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Reflections on my “Year of Writing” project in an NHS trust – 4

This is the penultimate extract from the ongoing serialization of chapter 14 of the Words for Wellbeing book… Staff workshops The staff workshops included half days on writing for publication and running reflective practice groups, and a development day for … Continue reading

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Writing Together: Therapeutic Writing in Mental Health – 4

Another extract from the ongoing serialization of Chapter 7 of the Words for Wellbeing book… Inspiration for writing Here are some examples of writing stimuli that I think can work well in a mental health unit (roughly in the order … Continue reading

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Reflections on my “Year of Writing” project in an NHS trust – 2

Continued… Aims and scope on the project My hopes for Cumbria Partnership Year of Writing were that it would be inspirational, educational and above all inclusive. I wanted the project to benefit as many of our patients (service users), carers … Continue reading

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Circle, square, triangle, letterbox

Yesterday in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) one person sat down to write with me. Having met him before I knew that he likes (i) writing poetry and (ii) using random stimuli as inspiration for poems. I selected some cards … Continue reading

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Writing Our Way Home blog: Our Mindful Writing Tool – small stones

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