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


ISBN: 1782188096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

View: 186


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.

Gratitude Journal

Keep a daily gratitude journal to increase positivity and mental wellbeing.

Author: Adina Publishing


ISBN: 1072660091


Page: 150

View: 808


Keep a daily gratitude journal to increase positivity and mental wellbeing.

Creativity Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice

The line between therapeutic writing and literary writing is not always clear.
Buslau (2004) argues there are points of contact between therapeutic and literary
writing – especially since therapeutic writing can lead to literary writing.

Author: Tony Gillam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319748849

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 247


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.

School Spaces for Student Wellbeing and Learning

Following the teacher's perspectives on his Grade 1/2 composite class, we now
explore the children's experiences of their writing spaces in the same classroom (
see Fig. 1). Here, we are able to see how the teacher's imagined classroom took

Author: Hilary Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811360923

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 903


This book introduces a new wellbeing dimension to the theory and practice of learning space design for early childhood and school contexts. It highlights vital, yet generally overlooked relationships between the learning environment and student learning and wellbeing, and reveals the potential of participatory, values-based design approaches to create learning spaces that respond to contemporary learners’ needs. Focusing on three main themes it explores conceptual understandings of learning spaces and wellbeing; students’ lived experience and needs of learning spaces; and the development of a new theory and its practical application to the design of learning spaces that enhance student wellbeing. It examines these complex and interwoven topics through various theoretical lenses and provides an extensive, current literature review that connects learning environment design and learner wellbeing in a wide range of educational settings from early years to secondary school. Offering transferable approaches and a new theoretical model of wellbeing as flourishing to support the design of innovative learning environments, this book is of interest to researchers, tertiary educators and students in the education and design fields, as well as school administrators and facility managers, teachers, architects and designers.

Qualitative Research on Illness Wellbeing and Self Growth

Day Four, Session Two: Talk-cum-Discussion on 'Writing in Qualitative Research'
In this session, the resource person emphasised on how to utilise verbatim field
notes and the researchers' reflections to prepare research reports.

Author: Kumar Ravi Priya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134933471

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 362

View: 222


This book examines the theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions of Qualitative Research in the study of illness, wellbeing and self-growth in the Indian context. Using wide-ranging narratives, interviews, group discussions, and cultural analyses, it offers a social and psychological understanding of health and therapy.

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

View: 774


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.

The Illusion of Well Being

3 Note that the last two make a special point that wellbeing refers to what is good
for the person, explicitly ruling out “concern for ... commissioned by (then) French
president Nicolas Sarkozy offer a detailed description, writing that wellbeing ...

Author: Mark D. White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137361158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 164


The use of measures of economic output to guide policymaking has been criticized for decades because of their weak ties to human well-being. Recently, many scholars and politicians have called for measures of happiness or subjective well-being to be used to guide policy in people's true interests. In The Illusion of Well-Being, Mark D. White explains why using happiness as a tool for policymaking is misguided and unethical. Happiness is too vague a term to define, and too general a concept, to measure in a way that captures people's true feelings. He extends this critique to well-being in general and concludes that no measure of well-being can do justice to people's true interests, which are complex, multifaceted, and subjective. White suggests instead that policymaking be conducted according to respect and responsiveness, promoting the true interests of citizens while addressing their real needs, and devoting government resources to where they can do the most good.

Great Escapes

Nikki is a member of The Poetry Society and The Society of Women Writers &
Journalists and founded the uni-verse ... of a team reading poetry in care homes;
and she supports the work of Lapidus – The Writing for Wellbeing Organisation.

Author: Emma L. E. Rees

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 9781908258212

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 898


'There are moments', reflects Rhoda, one of Virginia Woolf s characters in The Waves, 'when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now'. Poetry is like Rhoda's bubble. From nothing, the poet fashions an entire world of meaning and sensation. Poets and readers enter that imaginary, frangible world to escape the 'here and now', and, since we must always return to the 'here and now', a good poem must equip us better to deal with, or understand, it. Whether it s the music in which ice-cream-factory workers find sanctuary, as Philip Williams suggests in his prizewinning poem 'The Elvis Shed', or a painter s quest for truth, as Andrew Rudd's poem,'Hiroshige at Work' shows, the poems in this collection provide many alternate worlds into which we may escape. The Cheshire Prize for Literature was inaugurated in 2003 as the High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature. It is funded by the Bank of America and is administered by the University of Chester. The 2013 competition was for poetry, and this collection contains poems by 26 of the shortlisted poets, including those of the eventual winner and runners up. Details of the Prize are available at: http://www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize Show More Show Less

Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music

Is it possible to write well on music? Can we put into words music's singular
sounds and silences? How will we choose from the trillions of notes, songs, sites,
instruments, and people through which music is produced and consumed? How
do ...

Author: Professor Robin Kearns

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409443599

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 503


Popular music has become increasingly embedded in complex and often contradictory discourses of wellbeing. For instance, some new genres and sub-cultures of popular music are associated with violence, drug-use, and the angst of living yet simultaneously define the hopes and dreams of millions of young people. At a service level, popular music is increasingly used as a therapeutic modality in holistic medicine, as well as in conventional health care and public health practice. By conceptually and empirically foregrounding place, this book demonstrates how music whether from particular places, about particular places, or played in particular places is a crucial component of health and wellbeing.

Effortless Wellbeing

Appreciated for his uniquely straightforward, integrative, and effective style, Evan
Finer brings extensive knowledge, experience, and skill to the endeavor of
transmitting the principles and practices for effortless wellbeing. In addition to
writing, ...

Author: Evan Finer

Publisher: Wellbeing Resources

ISBN: 9780974307701

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 473


Effortless Wellbeing provides a remakable, concise program to unleash authentic wellness. It contains the essence of the most effective, time and research tested principles and techniques. Wellness will accelerate across virtually all levels of being (physical, mental, emotional, and so on). The system is simple, easy-to-learn, fun-to-practice, and does not take much time. This book is rare in its ability to help people succeed. Young, old, active, inacvtive, healthy, not-so-healthy, ... , it is for just about everyone!

Transformative Learning Through Creative Life Writing

writing. for. personal. and. professional. development. As I said, the CWPD
programme emerged in 1996 out of my ... the networking organisation rep—
resenting the diverse field of creative writing and reading for health and
wellbeing ...

Author: Celia Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136734038

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 108


Arising from a research project conducted over two years, Transformative Learning through Creative Life Writing examines the effects of fictional autobiography on adult learners’ sense of self. Starting from a teaching and learning perspective, Hunt draws together ideas from psychodynamic psychotherapy, literary and learning theory, and work in the cognitive and neurosciences of the self and consciousness, to argue that creative life writing undertaken in a supportive learning environment, alongside opportunities for critical reflection, has the power to transform the way people think and learn. It does this by opening them up to a more embodied self-experience, which increases their awareness of the source of their thinking in bodily feeling and enables them to develop a more reflexive approach to learning. Hunt locates this work within recent developments in the influential field of transformative learning. She also identifies it as a form of therapeutic education arguing, contrary to those who say that this approach leads to a diminished sense of self, that it can help people to develop a stronger sense of agency, whether for writing or learning or relations with others. Topics covered include: Creative writing as a tool for personal and professional development The transformative benefits and challenges of creative writing as a therapeutic activity The relationships between literary structures and the processes of thinking and feeling The role of cognitive-emotional learning in adult education Collaborative learning and the role of the group This book will interest teachers in adult, further and higher education who wish to use creative life writing as a tool for learning, as well as health care professionals seeking art-based techniques for use in their practice. It will also prove useful to academics interested in the relationship between education and psychotherapy, and in the theory and practice of transformative learning. Additionally, it will appeal to writers seeking a deeper understanding of the creative process.

Spiritual Writing

Modern life makes many demands on our time, and many of us are trying to start
writing careers while still emotionally and ... Finding time to answer your inner
calling to write is not optional; it is a requirement for your spiritual wellbeing.

Author: Deborah Levine Herman

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442954595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 704


Writing and Reading Mental Health Records

Issues and Analysis in Professional Writing and Scientific Rhetoric J. Frederick
Reynolds, David C. Mair, Pamela C. ... study despite the fact that mental health
records can be as crucial to a patient's wellbeing as medical records" (1989a, p.

Author: J. Frederick Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136687471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 795


This revised and updated second edition is a rhetorical analysis of written communication in the mental health community. As such, it contributes to the growing body of research being done in rhetoric and composition studies on the nature of writing and reading in highly specialized professional discourse communities. Many compelling questions answered in this volume include: * What "ideological biases" are reflected in the language the nurse/rhetorician uses to talk to and talk about the patient? * How does language figure into the process of constructing meaning in this context? * What social interactions -- with the patient, with other nurses, with physicians -- influence the nurse's attempt to construct meaning in this context? * How do the readers of assessment construct their own meanings of the assessment? Based on an ongoing collaboration between composition studies specialists and mental health practitioners, this book presents research of value not only to writing scholars and teachers, but also to professional clinicians, their teachers, and those who read mental health records in order to make critically important decisions. It can also be valuable as a model for other scholars to follow when conducting similar long-range studies of other writing-intensive professions.

Effective Writing in the Public Sector

Other communications affect other aspects ofa community's wellbeing. Public
officials and staffare responsiblefor writing aboutsuch varied concerns as crime
prevention andtax assessments, for example, and all such writing places a
premium ...

Author: John W. Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317472278

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 704


Intended for both students and practitioners in public administration who want to communicate more effectively with a variety of audiences, this book offers clear, easy-to-understand guidelines on how to write more clearly, concisely, and coherently, as well as correctly. It covers the basics of good English and applies those basics to general forms (such as memos, letters, and e-mails) and more specific forms (such as newsletters, proposals, budget justifications, and rules) used in the public sector.

Intimacy and Solitude

That long writing time was necessary in part because I was living many of the
questions I was addressing. And because I was correctly and appropriately
intimidated by what I'd taken on. I write here about human experiences vital to
wellbeing ...

Author: Stephanie Dowrick

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781761061820

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 231


'I love this book. It's full of exactly the kind of soulful wisdom the world is crying out for right now.' - Magda Szubanski 'Compassionate, honest, fearless . . . Stephanie Dowrick's writing amazes me.' - The Hon Kristina Keneally The quality of your personal relationships has never mattered more. It isn't enough to have lots of friends on social media. Or to give 'everything' to work hoping that will validate your existence. When familiar certainties are dissolving, we need to give and receive closeness and understanding to feel fully alive. But how do we open to others in a world that can seem harsh, indifferent - and unpredictable in the extreme? Intimacy and Solitude starts with the most fundamental relationship of all: how you understand and care for your own self - knowing this will inevitably be reflected in your most essential relationships. Using her exceptional gifts as a storyteller, as well as decades of work with people of all ages, orientations and cultures, Dr Stephanie Dowrick brings to life profound and persuasive insights to transform self-trust - and your life with others. This edition includes a new introduction to bring the book up to date. 'This is a book that can save your emotional life.' - Subhana Barzaghi, psychotherapist and Zen Roshi 'So needed at any time, and especially today.' - David Leser, Women, Men & the Whole Damn Thing 'Since I was a teenager, Stephanie Dowrick's work has been absolutely central to my understanding of the possibility of happiness.' - Clare Bowditch, musician and author

Seasonal Awareness and Wellbeing

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me whilst writing, directly and
indirectly. Special thanks to: My aunt, Gracia,for lending me her lovely seasons
diary, which was a sourceof inspiration My friend, Sarahfor providing helpful ...

Author: Marie-Claire Wilson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780991474

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 211

View: 999


Feeling and looking better can be a struggle for people needing to balance the demands of a busy modern lifestyle. Harmonising nutrition and exercise practices with the seasons provides you with a simple, flexible framework for improving your wellbeing and losing weight, without counting calories or following an unpleasant exercise regime. This book will help you to re-discover the rhythms of the year, which governed human life for centuries, and will guide you towards a healthy, natural way of living.

Wellbeing Journal

Put it in your Wellbeing Journal and let the Universe deal with it. To get the most from your Wellbeing Journal, write in it daily and use the blank pages to doodle, draw and be creative. Remember to let it go and let it flow.

Author: Katie Palmer


ISBN: 1536963631


Page: 132

View: 105


Use your Wellbeing Journal daily or when the urge takes you, use the blank pages to doodle, draw and be creative. Let it go and let it flow.We all seem to live at a million miles an hour, days turn into weeks, months pass and become years. We always have so much to do and not enough time, but how about if we just STOP! Would the world collapse? Probably not. Wellbeing is defined as a state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. I'm sure we could all do with a little more of that. This Wellbeing Journal is here to help you achieve it and take some time for you. Maybe use it to write down your desires, manifest a little or use it to make notes on your life or you could use it to let it go and let it flow...I've always found the best way to get something off my mind is to write it down, have the argument on the paper, or vent about something that's happened to you. I've also found the best way to bring things into my life is to write it down; The Haven is that in effect! Writing things down can also help to take away a constant thought cycle on repeat in your mind. Put it in your Wellbeing Journal and let the Universe deal with it. To get the most from your Wellbeing Journal, write in it daily and use the blank pages to doodle, draw and be creative. Remember to let it go and let it flow...Hoping it will bring you wellbeing.

American Christianities

... writing about community wellbeing, including economic and political well-
being, Native thinkers have begun in earnest to engage the practices of writing
theology to address the “Native” and “Christian” problematic, making formal
theological ...

Author: Catherine A. Brekus

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807869147

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 563


From the founding of the first colonies until the present, the influence of Christianity, as the dominant faith in American society, has extended far beyond church pews into the wider culture. Yet, at the same time, Christians in the United States have disagreed sharply about the meaning of their shared tradition, and, divided by denominational affiliation, race, and ethnicity, they have taken stances on every side of contested public issues from slavery to women's rights. This volume of twenty-two original essays, contributed by a group of prominent thinkers in American religious studies, provides a sophisticated understanding of both the diversity and the alliances among Christianities in the United States and the influences that have shaped churches and the nation in reciprocal ways. American Christianities explores this paradoxical dynamic of dominance and diversity that are the true marks of a faith too often perceived as homogeneous and monolithic. Contributors: Catherine L. Albanese, University of California, Santa Barbara James B. Bennett, Santa Clara University Edith Blumhofer, Wheaton College Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago Divinity School Kristina Bross, Purdue University Rebecca L. Davis, University of Delaware Curtis J. Evans, University of Chicago Divinity School Tracy Fessenden, Arizona State University Kathleen Flake, Vanderbilt University Divinity School W. Clark Gilpin, University of Chicago Divinity School Stewart M. Hoover, University of Colorado at Boulder Jeanne Halgren Kilde, University of Minnesota David W. Kling, University of Miami Timothy S. Lee, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University Dan McKanan, Harvard Divinity School Michael D. McNally, Carleton College Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame Jon Pahl, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia Sally M. Promey, Yale University Jon H. Roberts, Boston University Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University


Hildegard records the routes to salvation imparted to her in numerous visions;
she emphasizes that it is the act of writing itself, to which she is appointed by God
, that conserves her health.142 According to Hildegard, who was a visionary from

Author: Klaus Bergdolt

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745629131

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 543


Offering an overview on health and healthy living from classical Antiquity through to the mid-19th century, when scientific medicine began to gain ascendancy, this book shows that despite the diversity of notions of 'healthy' and 'ill', directions on healthy living remain surprisingly constant throughout the centuries.