The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing

Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides ...

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025990

Category: Psychology

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Writing is a means of making sense of experience, and of arriving at a deeper understanding of the self. The use of creative writing therapeutically can complement verbal discussions, and offers a cost- and time-effective way of extending support to depressed or psychologically distressed patients. Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides practical, well tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further. It includes ideas for writing individually and for directing groups, and explores journal writing, poetry, fiction, autobiography and writing out trauma, with established writers and those who have taken up writing for private enjoyment.

The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing

Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides ...

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846422270

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Writing is a means of making sense of experience, and of arriving at a deeper understanding of the self. The use of creative writing therapeutically can complement verbal discussions, and offers a cost- and time-effective way of extending support to depressed or psychologically distressed patients. Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides practical, well tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further. It includes ideas for writing individually and for directing groups, and explores journal writing, poetry, fiction, autobiography and writing out trauma, with established writers and those who have taken up writing for private enjoyment.

Write Yourself

This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences.

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849051101

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

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Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences.

Writing Works

Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins ...

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843104681

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

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Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Practitioners contribute detailed accounts of organizing writing workshops for clients.

Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing

This book tells us about the hows and whys of such therapeutic change.

Author: Celia Hunt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853027472

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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'It was the author's own experience of fictional autobiography that led Celia Hunt serendipiditously to appreciate that such writing could be therapeutic. She noticed, for example, and this was subsequently echoed in many of her students' experiences, a beneficial psychological change - and increased inner freedom, greater psychic flexability (perhaps the key to creativity and psychological health), a stronger sense of personal identity. This book tells us about the hows and whys of such therapeutic change.' - AutoBiographyJournal.com 'A critical examination of the therapeutic possibilities of autobiographical fiction that draws on perspectives from both psychoanalytic and literary studies.' - The Journal Of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing brings together theory and practice from psychoanalysis, literary and cultural studies and the growing field of creative writing studies. It highlights the importance of autobiographical writing not only as an opening into fiction writing, but also as a powerful therapeutic tool. Celia Hunt discusses how autobiographical fiction can be used in therapeutic work by art therapists, psychotherapists and creative writing tutors, as well as in personal development by writers of any kind. She draws up guidelines for a successful course on autobiography and creative writing, and presents case studies and practical ideas for writing about the self. She shows how writing autobiographical fiction can help people to explore significant events and relationships in their lives. Finding a writing voice in this way clarifies and strengthens the writer's sense of identity, leading to a fuller realisation of his or her potential in life.

The Healthy Compulsive

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Writing Myself (Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 1999). 4. Eugene Gendlin,
Focusing, 2nd ed. (New York: Bantam, 1982). 5. Nicole R. Villemarette-Pittman et
al., ...

Author: Gary Trosclair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538132616

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Gary Trosclair explores the power of the driven personality and the positive outcomes those with obsessive compulsive personality disorder can achieve through a mindful program of harnessing the skills that can work, and altering those that serve no one. If you were born with a compulsive personality you may become rigid, controlling, and self-righteous. But you also may become productive, energetic, and conscientious. Same disposition, but very different ways of expressing it. What determines the difference? Some of the most successful and happy people in the world are compelled by powerful inner urges that are almost impossible to resist. They’re compulsive. They’re driven. But some people with a driven personality feel compelled by shame or insecurity to use their compulsive energy to prove their worth, and they lose control of the wheel of their own life. They become inflexible and critical perfectionists who need to wield control, and they lose the point of everything they do in the process. A healthy compulsive is one whose energy and talents for achievement are used consciously in the service of passion, love and purpose. An unhealthy compulsive is one whose energy and talents for achievement have been hijacked by fear and its henchman, anger. Both are driven: one by meaning, the other by dread. The Healthy Compulsive: Healing Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and Taking the Wheel of the Driven Personality, will serve as the ultimate user’s guide for those with a driven personality, including those who have slid into obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Unlike OCD, which results in specific symptoms such as repetitive hand-washing and intrusive thoughts, OCPD permeates the entire personality and dramatically affects relationships. It also requires a different approach to healing. Both scientifically informed and practical, The Healthy Compulsive describes how compulsives get off track and outlines a four-step program to help them consciously cultivate the talents and passions that are the truly compelling sources of the driven personality. Drawing from his 25 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist and Jungian psychoanalyst, and his own personal experience as someone with a driven personality, Trosclair offers understanding, inspiring stories of change, and hope to compulsives and their partners about how to move to the healthy end of the compulsive spectrum.

The Self on the Page

This book examines the potential of creative writing as a therapeutic tool.

Author: Celia Hunt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853024708

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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This book examines the potential of creative writing as a therapeutic tool. Illustrating a wide range of approaches, the contributors provide an introduction to thinking about creative writing in a personal development context with suggestions for further reading, and look at the potential evolution of therapeutic creative writing in the future.

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

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through artistic expression. 5 During this period ... Dublin: Raven Arts. Bolton, G. (
1999)The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing: Writing Myself. London:
Jessica ...

Author: Fiona Sampson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101369

Category: Psychology

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process

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Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( 1 April 2002 ) . Code of Ethics .
London : BACP . Burgess , R . ( ed . ) ( 1985 ) . Issues in Educational Research ...

Author: Isha McKenzie-Mavinga

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: UOM:39015079336189

Category: Psychology

Page: 233

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This book contributes to a much needed body of literature specifically focusing on elements of therapeutic work which addresses the needs and concerns of practitioners working with issues related to people of African/Caribbean heritage. The book assists readers to understand how to work with the hurt of racism and the inherited effects of slavery and colonialism. It offers supportive techniques to assist therapeutic work with these issues, explores questions that have been asked by practising and trainee therapists, and encourages practitioners to broaden their experience of working with black issues, placing them in a global historical context. Throughout, the book reflects on the process that practitioners experience as they explore ways of understanding how they relate to black issues.

Writing on the Edge

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ISBN: UCSD:31822041002247

Category: English language

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Category: Medicine

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Aphasia Inside Out

This volume . Bollas , C . ( 1991 ) The Shadow of the Object – Psychoanalysis of
the Unthought Known . London : Free Association Books . Bolton , G . ( 1999 )
The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing . London : Jessica Kingsley .
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Author: Susie Parr

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: UVA:X004768375

Category: Education

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This work brings together perspectives on aphasia, a communication impairment that can follow a stroke. Contributors reflect on and explore aspects of living with aphasia. It suggests ways of thinking about aphasia, and should be of use for those who encounter aphasia in the course of daily life.

A Study of Story Telling Humour and Learning in Medicine

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers , London . Calman , K . C . Memories : a neglected
concept in care . 1989 , Lancet ii , 1185 - 6 Campbell . J . A Hero with a Thousand
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Author: Kenneth Charles Calman

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ISBN: UOM:39015051998980

Category: Communication in medicine

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A lecture by the former Chief Medical Officer (Department of Health, and Department of Education), currently the Vice-Chancellor and Warden of the University of Durham, with a foreword by Sir Peter Ustinov.

Active Reading

Transformative Writing in Literary Studies Ben Knights, Chris Thurgar-Dawson ...
Allen, Roberta. 2002. The Playful Way to Serious Writing. Boston and New ... The
Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing: Writing Myself. London: Kingsley.

Author: Ben Knights

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441161284

Category: Literary Criticism

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The subject of this book is the crossover between critical study and creative writing. 'Active reading' is a structured process of writing activities using imitation, variation and experimentation. Through practical composition techniques such as 'transformational writing', 're-writing' or 'translation', students can use writing activities to develop their critical imagination. This book bridges the gap between theories of learning and Literary studies in Higher Education. Setting the argument in an historical and theoretical context, it outlines the importance of writing as a medium of learning and argues for its usefulness in aiding English students' understanding of theoretical as well as literary and cultural texts. The authors provide a reflective account of teaching and assessment methods using writing activities and critical thinking techniques and the forms of learning they promote. In the last section, they explore the connections with other forms of writing practice in related disciplines and argue for the role of transformational writing in promoting independent learning. Appendices provide examples of the range of activities that can be used and an indicative list of literary examples.

Dying Death and Grief in an Online Universe

The therapeutic potential of creative writing: Writing myself. Philadelphia, PA:
Jessica Kingsley. Cardon, D., Delaunay-Teterel, H., Fluckiger, C., & Prieur, C. (
2007, March 26–28). Sociological typology of personal blogs. Paper presented at
the ...

Author: Paul Gilbert, FBPsS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826107336

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 290

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"[This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area."--Cruse Bereavement Care "[This] book is innovative and timely, challengingthe reader to think 'out of the box.' Sofka,Cupit, and Gilbert provide a framework to explore thanatologyin an online universe while encouraging continuousresearch to adapt to this ever-changing digital world."--Death Studies "Historically we have always employed our foremost technology in the service of the dead. We have used whatever we had at our disposal to mourn, to support, to share memories and to tell stories. Carla J. Sofka, Illene Noppe Cupit, and Kathleen R. GilbertÖ reaffirm that principle reminding us that this new digital world both offers dramatic technologies and creates considerable opportunities to deal with dying, death, and grief. The editors are extraordinarily sensitive to the multiple ways that this new technology has impacted upon the death system or the ways that a society organizes behavior around dying and death. Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe is bound to be a classic." Kenneth J Doka, PhD Professor, The College of New Rochelle Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America Modern communication technology has profoundly influenced societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss. This text, written for death educators, clinicians, researchers, and students of thanatology, provides current information about "thanatechnology," the communication technology used in providing death education, grief counseling, and thantology research. The book offers a broad overview of how the communication technology revolution affects individuals coping with end-of-life issues, death-related and non-death loss and grief, and implications of the "digital divide" between those who are knowledgeable about and have access to modern technology, and those who are not. It describes the proliferation of online support groups and social network sites to cope with loss, and mechanisms for the memorialization and commemoration of loss. It also highlights blogging as a mechanism for storytelling and SKYPE as a communication tool during times of loss and grief. The unique issue of disenfranchised grief experienced by online community members is also explored along with ethical issues. Appendices provide guidance regarding the online availability of different types of informational support, tools to evaluate the integrity of online resources, and ethical standards. Key Features: Examines the ways in which modern communication technology has revolutionized societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss Offers time-tested strategies for providing death education online Addresses ethical issues related to availability and use of technology Explores the implications of the "digital divide" between technology and non-technology users in relation to issues of death and loss Analyzes how technology has shaped and changed thanatology research

For the Love of Literature

... or that provide false hope should be avoided ( Holman 1996 ; Pardek 1994 ) .
Children ' s literature achieves its therapeutic potential through a process of
guided dialogue and reflection . Creative writing , art , discussion , and role
playing ...

Author: John F. Savage

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UVA:X004418039

Category: Education

Page: 412

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This brief children’s literature text for pre-service teachers emphasizes the love of literature in the belief that literature is not just something children read or study; it is something that becomes part of them and stays with them for a lifetime. It contains up-to-the-minute treatments of all genres of children’s literature. To help readers discover the joy of children’s literature and how to help others share that joy is a major goal of the book. The emphasis is on the affective dimensions of literature, geared toward children’s aesthetic responses to the stories and poems that they read. Author profiles, a multicultural focus, topical book lists, and a chapter on technology are elements that help students. Each chapter has an essay written by a scholar, a classroom teacher, or other expert (e.g., a middle school student or book editor) who has special knowledge, a particular perspective, or point of view on the chapter topic. Three four-color inserts illustrate the children’s books discussed in the text.

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in a ... The Therapeutic potential of creative decorations and wall hangings .

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