Daily Archives: May 19, 2014

Growing Through Writing Workshop

I have run this workshop a number of times with Pierre Brouard. Every time I feel inspired and so I invite you to join us on June 7th for a day of creativity, self growth and exploration in a safe, contained and supportive environment.

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creative writing courses Image courtesy Mads Johansen

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or lacking creativity? The answer may be lying around on your desk – the humble pen and piece of paper. We asked psychologists Pierre Brouard and Judith Ancer, who will be running our next  Growing Through Writingcourse on 7 June, to tell us how writing can be good for our mental health.

Q. How can writing help us to heal and grow?

Judith: Writing helps us to heal, process, and gain mastery over difficult issues. It’s a way to access your internal world of creativity, generate ideas, problem solve and manage stress.

Pierre: Traumas, for example, are experienced in the right hemisphere of the brain, the part that controls our senses. It’s the pre-verbal part that develops before language. So, if you’re hijacked, that activates anxiety and distress and it feels timeless. You lose track of time, the story…

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