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

Writing in Depression

Low mood, lethargy, panic attacks and generally feeling  miserable, are not the ideal emotions to attempt expressive writing. Even so, once pen is put to paper, writing can be rewarding and therapeutic. What I suggest in my book, from my own experience with depression and also with my one to ones, is to take a piece … More Writing in Depression

The Benefits of Expressive Writing within a Group

Expressive writing is using writing to express  feelings and emotions. This can be done by keeping a journal, but can also include using other forms of writing such as story telling, writing unsent letters and dream exploration. The benefits of expressive writing are many, including: improve emotional well being impact positively on health reduce stress … More The Benefits of Expressive Writing within a Group

Why write?

For someone who finds writing as much a necessity as breathing, it is difficult for me to believe that others do not feel the same. So here I will try and convince all those who don’t write, why they should try it. We all have learnt how to write at school at some point. We … More Why write?