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
If you are in the helping profession; counselling, mentoring, life coach or health care, you may have clients, or patients who would benefit from writing their emotions down. The benefit for the helper is that they will get a glimpse into the workings of the person’s mind. Sometimes it is easier to express deep seated … More Talking Therapies vs Writing Therapies
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?
“We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life” Carl Jung I love Fairy Tales! There is something safe in fairy tales, even if there is a baddie lurking in the woods or in the deep chambers of a castle. The characters and themes in these seemingly innocent … More The Power of Metaphor