Menopause at 3 am

It is 3 am sitting with my cat feeling hungry, angry, itchy, flushed, wired, tired and fired up with ideas. I crawled into bed before 11 pm and fell asleep after reading two words from a book (about menopause). Then by 1.30 am I was hot flushing, itching, tossing and turning, throwing the covers off, … More Menopause at 3 am

Tell a New Story

I had a one card reading the other day from a facebook friend. The guidance was that I should tell a new story – that if I start to think and talk about myself in a new way, I may be amazed at how much and how quickly my life can change. Exactly! That’s what … More Tell a New Story

Writing for Team Building

Writing can help with stress, leadership abilities, physical and psychological health. Work life can be stressful. There are targets to meet, competitors to beat and the ever ending responsibility of keeping employment morale high. If your staff are not happy, your business is not happy. Happy staff are healthy staff! According to government statistics stress affects:  one … More Writing for Team Building

Midnight Thoughts

It is late, I am tired but wired. I should sleep, What I have to say will keep. No! thoughts are fleeting My heart is beating Louder and louder in my ears But no one else hears. Oh I can, thump! thump! thump! Crashing against my rib cage Roaring with rage Breathe In Breathe out … More Midnight Thoughts

What is Success?

Success is being invited into other people’s worlds I ran my first face to face workshop yesterday, the first one since March 2020. I had been mulling over what I was going to deliver, for the past week. My dreams were filled with ideas: examples of what I had used before in workshops, mixed with … More What is Success?

Writing for wellbeing

Wellbeing in the City of Birmingham A wellbeing pop up incentive has been offering therapies and activities for people working in the City centre. Today, I gave a writing for wellbeing taster, on the topic of mental health. We wrote a group poem on emotions, exploring how all emotions are ‘messages’ giving us an opportunity … More Writing for wellbeing

Trauma and using Fairy tale to Heal

It has been well documented and researched that expressive writing- emotional writing- can promote emotional relief with releasing deep-seated feelings from past trauma.  As a therapeutic technique, where the therapist/practitioner is seeing the client as in counselling, tailored writing techniques can be given, gently monitoring the progress of the client. Expressive writing by its design … More Trauma and using Fairy tale to Heal