For centuries, people have kept journals, written poetry and told stories to help enrich their daily lives. Instinctively, perhaps, they knew that these activities had healing properties. These days, we’re increasingly seeking – and seeing – proof of writing’s healing capabilities, as exciting new
Poetry has so much more to offer than current teaching guidelines suggest. Of course it can be an effective tool for improving reading, writing and listening skills… but it can also be an additional shared language, a way of understanding complex subjects, a
At the beginning of this year I set off on an epic journey: I began my MSc dissertation. I wanted to explore how writing could help with stress management. Specifically, I wanted to investigate ‘mind-body dialogue writing’. I had a hunch
It’s always the same, it seems. As soon as I add something to my ‘must do because it’s good for me’ list it becomes ten times less appealing. When I first began writing Morning Pages – the act of splurging thoughts
It’s one of the most comforting and liberating parts of writing for wellbeing: there is no such thing as bad writing. You can’t ‘do it wrong’. The words you choose will always be right, because they are yours.
I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember, keeping diaries, crafting poetry and stories, composing songs, and even making writing the cornerstone of my career. Through the most difficult times writing has been there as a consistent, healing force.