What is writing for wellbeing?

Writing for Wellbeing is a Guided Creative Practice for Self-Exploration and Self-Empowerment through Self-Expression.

A safe space in which you engage in the process of expressing your experiences, feelings and thoughts and how they fit or possibly repeat in your overall life story.

Writing with the intention of either developing, maintaining or optimising a sense of wellbeing.

Whether individually or in a small intimate group you will be guided to write through various fiction and non-fiction writing techniques and exercises and then consolidate what comes up for you in a constructive discussion around it.

I shake off everything as I write, my sorrows dissapear, my courage is reborn

Anne Frank

key factors in Writing for wellbeing

​​A safe, ​confidential and creative space ​are established and necessary for authentic self-expression and writing flow.

​Each session or workshop has a set intention. The topic informs the structure and influences the writing exercises and prompts and ​inquiry.

​Structured discuss​ion around what comes up for you in the writing that you would like to unpack and be assisted with​ ​to hold, process​ and ​assimilate.

​​We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to

​​Brene Brown

​​Services

​First Draft

​Be mentored throughout the process of writing your first draft. Develop clarity on your story, structure, cast of characters and chapter outline. Be supported step by step as we break the elements of the story down, apply them to your vision and develop the story world language and image system. This includes getting feedback on your written work as you go.

Mentoring

Sessions are 2-hours and available in​ packages of 6 or 12. During this time ​guided journaling and structured discussion ​are used to work through the issue you bring to be explored, worked through or/and put into ​words​

​​​Story​ ​​Talk​

​For people who want someone to check-in on a needs basis during their writing story to discuss character development, structure and ideas.

​​We tell our stories in order to live.

​​​Joan Dideon

​Posts

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