Nature Writing for Wellbeing

Inside this conveniently sized book, you will discover:*How to rekindle your innate connection with nature, and feel at home in the world once more*How to re-ignite your creative spark and complete those projects you long to share with the ...

Author: Tara Heavey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798571083461

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Page: 158

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Are you finding it hard to navigate your way through tough times? If so, allow the natural world to nurture you and soothe you.Life can be hard. We sometimes feel overwhelmed by circumstances beyond our control. But nature is always there for us, as potent as it is free. Tara Heavey is a best-selling author, seasoned teacher and lifelong nature lover. Using her own experience and deep understanding of the healing power of both writing and the natural world, she has hand-picked a series of exercises that are designed to guide you through challenging times. These exercises are set against a backdrop of lush nature writing and enhanced by a selection of inspiring and uplifting quotes. Inside this conveniently sized book, you will discover:*How to rekindle your innate connection with nature, and feel at home in the world once more*How to re-ignite your creative spark and complete those projects you long to share with the world*How to soothe yourself when outer forces threaten to overwhelm, thereby taking care of your mental and emotional health*How to find a way back to your spiritual centre for times when you have been feeling knocked off course. Re-discover your connection to nature with Tara's guided journal today.

The Wellness Journal

The Wellness Journal is a creative writing workbook to explore your mind. It helps to express your feelings and thoughts to encourage a positive mind and lifestyle. If you want to work on self-development over one month, this is for you.

Author: Amanda Epe

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838302522

Category:

Page: 68

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The Wellness Journal is a creative writing workbook to explore your mind. It helps to express your feelings and thoughts to encourage a positive mind and lifestyle. If you want to work on self-development over one month, this is for you.

Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn t

Well-Being and Writing In short, well-being is about helping students to grow in
their ability to lead socially meaningful and productive lives (Bringing Theory to
Practice). I want my students to think of writing as a resource for well-being.

Author: Nate Mickelson

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622735501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

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The human element of our work has never been more important. As Robert Yagelski explains in Writing as a Way of Being (2011), the ideological and social pressures of our institutions put us under increasing pressure to sacrifice our humanity in the interest of efficiency. These problems only grow when we artificially separate self/world and mind/body in our teaching and everyday experiences. Following Yagelski and others, Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn't proposes that intentional acts of writing can awaken us to our interconnectedness and to ways in which we—as individuals and in writing communities—might address the social and environmental challenges of our present and future world. Featuring essays drawn from a range of contexts, including college composition and developmental reading and writing, professional and legal writing, middle school English, dissertation projects, academic conferences, and an online writing group, the collection outlines three ways writing can help us stay human: caring for ourselves and others; honoring the times and spaces of writing; and promoting justice. Each essay describes specific strategies for using writing as a means for staying human in inhuman times. The authors integrate personal stories, descriptions of classroom assignments and activities, and current research in writing studies. Their work shows that writing can contribute to personal, social, and political transformation by nurturing vulnerability, compassion, and empathy among students and instructors alike.

Writing for Wellbeing

Discover the joy of expressing yourself with pen and paper. It's free, available anytime, any place, and had profound effects on physical and mental wellbeing.

Author: Patricia McAdoo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782188096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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Discover the joy of expressing yourself with pen and paper. It's free, available anytime, any place, and had profound effects on physical and mental wellbeing.

Five Ways to Better Days A Compendium of Writing and Other Wellness Practices

Linking the fields of expressive writing and positive psychology in a new and dynamic way, this book provides a practical guide for both the general reader and mental health professionals in counselling, health and social care settings.

Author: Patricia McAdoo

Publisher: Orpen Press

ISBN: 9781786050748

Category: Medical

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Five Ways to Better Days is a guide to using expressive writing to achieve health and happiness, bringing the reader through a programme of expressive writing and other important practical mental health and wellbeing strategies. In doing so it focuses on five key areas of positive psychology: Gratitude: recognition and appreciation for what you already have in your life Flow: how to immerse yourself in the present moment Flexible thinking: how to appreciate other viewpoints and become more tolerant Goals: how to identify what is most emotionally important and practically achievable in your life Connections: how to value and deepen your connections with others In an exceptionally practical way, each section of the book provides the reader with writing and non-writing suggestions, practices, ideas and activities to deepen their sense of wellbeing. Linking the fields of expressive writing and positive psychology in a new and dynamic way, this book provides a practical guide for both the general reader and mental health professionals in counselling, health and social care settings. The practicality of the book also makes it an ideal book for workshops and expressive writing/psychology course material. The techniques provided are based on psychological principles but also on the author’s own knowledge and experience of the rich field of expressive writing. Five Ways to Better Days is for anyone who wants to use writing to enhance their creativity and their sense of wellbeing, health, resilience and happiness.

Write Yourself Happy

It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.' Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP Psychologist and author of Character Strengths Matter 'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness.

Author: Megan C Hayes PhD

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781856753883

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journalling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goal-setting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journalling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions. This practical workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better. Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write. Praise for Write Yourself Happy: 'The power of positivity comes together with the power of the pen. It is a mighty force for well-being.' Miriam Akhtar MAPP Author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth? 'Write Yourself Happy is filled with practical, applied and scientifically proven methods - it offers readers a direct path to increase positivity and sustain happiness. It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.' Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP Psychologist and author of Character Strengths Matter 'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness. Megan's encouraging tone and fun exercises not only boost your mood but also help you to forge a stronger connection with yourself. I highly recommend the read - and doing each of the writing exercises in it!' Susanna Halonen The Happyologist® and author of Screw Finding Your Passion 'Forget the pressure to become a perfectionist Photoshop you. Write Yourself Happy is about easing into a reality that already exists and needs nothing more to bloom than pen on paper. Let the scientifically nuanced and reassuring rhythm of your compassionate Sherpa Megan C Hayes steal you away.' Kristen Truempy, MAPP Creator of the Positive Psychology Podcast 'Megan artfully combines the world of writing with positive psychology producing this guide to 'writing yourself happy'. Written with a delicate balance of scientifically based wellbeing advice alongside an open playfulness that allows the reader to consider and interpret things for themselves. It is thanks to reading this book that my clients, and of course myself, enjoy the many benefits of Positive Journaling.' Samantha Spafford Psychologist and Director of Positive Mind Works

A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing

writing by hand, what implement works best for you? Who is your reader? Who
are you writing for? Will you publish? When is the best time for you to write? At
the end of the day? In the early morning when your home is peaceful? As and
when ...

Author: Elizabeth Holmes

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526451866

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Teacher wellbeing, or a lack of it, is a major concern for the teaching profession. Research shows that there is a recruitment and retention crisis with over a third of the school, FE and HE profession expecting to leave by 2020. This is a practical guide that will help trainee teachers prepare for what is, undoubtedly, a demanding job. It supports new teachers to be aware of themselves and to understand the schools and teaching sector so they better anticipate pressures and find their own way forward. With solutions and strategies that can be taken into practice, this guide will help new and early career teachers establish that all-important work/life balance and avoid burn out.

Writing Research Proposals in the Health Sciences

She considers the women to be 'well'; their condition one of wellbeing. Natasha's
reluctance to impose a definition on any of her concepts is illustrated by the
example of at least three ways in which the concept of wellbeing has been
defined.

Author: Zevia Schneider

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526448439

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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This is your step-by-step guide on how to write successful research proposals in the health sciences, whether it is for a thesis or dissertation review committee, an ethical review committee or a grant funding committee. Using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research approaches, follow the journey of Liang and Natasha, two fictional researchers who will help you complete your proposal alongside reading the chapters. This practical guide includes top tips from the authors, read-reflect-respond activities and examples of project plans to equip you with all the tools you need to succeed with your research proposal.

Fictions of Well Being

This book explores the concept of the sickly reader, a highly motivated individual whom medical writers encouraged to seek out useful remedies and efficacious hygienic practices in various vernacular health guides.

Author: Michael Solomon

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812242553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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From the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries in Spain, health-related information in the vernacular began to circulate widely in treatises, compendiums, manuals, plague tracts, summaries, encyclopedias, and recipe collections. These were often the work of concerned physicians who attempted to refashion medical information to appeal to nonprofessionals. In Fictions of Well-Being Michael Solomon explores the shaping of this audience of sickly readers, highly motivated individuals who, when confronted with the painful, disruptive, and often alienating conditions of physical disorder, looked for relief in books. Vernacular medical writing from late medieval and early modern Spain emerged from the interrelated imperatives to address the immediate or future hygienic and pathological needs of the patient while promoting the reputation and learned credentials of the physician. For sickly readers, a medical treatise was more than just a collection of technical information; such a work implied that they could do with a medical text what the physician normally did at the bedside. In their imagination, the treatise became a type of palpable instrument that encouraged the reader to take advantage of its possible use and benefits. In these fictions of well-being, we may see the antecedents of the self-help and popular medical books so prominent on today's best-seller lists.

Creativity Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice

This book argues that some aspects of mental health practice have become mechanical, joyless and uninspiring, leading to a loss of creativity and wellbeing.

Author: Tony Gillam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319748849

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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This book argues that some aspects of mental health practice have become mechanical, joyless and uninspiring, leading to a loss of creativity and wellbeing. A high level of wellbeing is essential to mental health and contemporary mental health care – and creativity is at the heart of this. A greater awareness of everyday creativity, the arts and creative approaches to mental health practice, learning and leadership can help us reinvent and reinvigorate mental health care. This, combined with a clearer understanding of the complex concept of wellbeing, can enable practitioners to adopt fresh perspectives and roles that can enrich their work. Creativity and wellbeing are fundamental to reducing occupational stress and promoting professional satisfaction. Introducing a new model of creative mental health care combined with recommendations for wellbeing, Creativity, Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice is a practical, evidence-based book for students, practitioners and researchers in mental health nursing and related disciplines.

Write Yourself Happy

Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a ...

Author: Megan C Hayes

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 1856753824

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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The research confirms it: Writing heals. Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journaling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goalsetting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journaling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions. This practical, journal-style workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better. Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write.

A Practical Guide to Creative Writing in Schools

This book contains seven tried-and-tested creative writing projects for pupils aged 8-14.

Author: Fiona Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367562634

Category: Creative writing (Elementary education)

Page: 164

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This book contains seven tried-and-tested creative writing projects for pupils aged 8-14. Each project is delivered through a series of workshops and enables pupils to explore a literary genre or writing style, discuss themes and topics and receive constructive feedback about their writing. The projects cover topics such as identity, cultural heritage, tolerance, empathy, morality, dreams and much more. Teachers wanting to run creative writing projects will find this book easy to follow, practical and timesaving. Each project allows students to: - explore a certain literary genre or writing style in detail - be creative and have fun while learning - think about, talk about and discuss themes and topics - receive constructive feedback about their writing - pursue their own ideas - see themselves as 'real' writers with a 'real' audience - understand that writing can be enjoyable, artistic and relaxing - experience creativity to improve their wellbeing. These ready-made projects are invaluable for teachers who are looking for new and successful creative writing projects for a range of students. They will enable teachers to immediately start making a difference to their students' confidence and writing skills, allowing them to be as creative and imaginative as possible and use creativity as a springboard for their own writing.

Dance Education

Appendix A Consent Form : Writing as a Curriculum Component of Dance
Education and Programming I want to do research on the effects of writing on
well - being . I want to do this because research suggests writing is an effective
and simple ...

Author: Andrew Schlegelmilch

Publisher: VDM Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015079354430

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 86

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Writing about traumatic or stressful experiences has been shown to have physical and mental health benefits. This book describes two studies that were designed to test the hypothesis that programmed writing would enhance the mood, health, and dance skill of students enrolled in dance education classes. Study 1 included 40 participants with a mean age of 17.1 years who were enrolled in a community-based summer dance camp. Study 2 included 100 participants with a mean age of 20.5 years who were enrolled in university-based dance education classes. Both studies utilized a pre/post design, and participants were randomly assigned to a programmed writing group or a control writing group. The programmed writing group was instructed to write about their thoughts and feelings about dance, and the control writing group was instructed to write about what they learned in class that day. Participants also completed questionnaires about their mood, health, and perceived dance skill, and were rated by independent observers on dance skill and attitude. A series of multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA) examined the effects of programmed writing on mood, health and dance skill. The results of Study 1 suggested that programmed writing had a positive effect on mood, but failed to have a significant effect on health or dance skill. The results for Study 2 suggested that programmed writing did not have a significant effect on health, mood, or dance skill. These studies appear to be an appropriate application of programmed writing in an applied setting, and call into question the ability of programmed writing to effectively cause positive changes in health, mood, and goal attainment, as is typically reported in the literature. Ideas for future research such as linguistic analysis of participants' journals and further clarification of the role of stress and emotionality in dance are discussed.

Creating Well being

In 1972 , he began a spiritual search that led him to study many different spiritual
disciplines and eventually to the writing of Creating Well - Being : The Healing
Path To Love , Peace , Self - Esteem and Happiness . From 1973 to 1983 , he
was ...

Author: Philip H. Friedman

Publisher: R & E Pub

ISBN: 0882478419

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

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