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Nov 10
10:00 - 16:00
An Introduction to Writing for Wellbeing
short courses

Date: Saturday 10 November 2018

Study day: 10.00 – 16.00

Course code: 18TON359

As this course is now fully booked, please contact us using the email link on the right if you would like to be placed on the waiting list: this also helps us assess demand for a repeat course. Thank you.

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This workshop day is based on the acclaimed Journal to the Self © created by Kathleen Adams, one of the world leaders in expressive writing.  Previous students have used Writing for Wellbeing for situations as varied as gaining confidence in workplace writing, exploring personal challenges, or reigniting creativity.

The workshop is designed to support personal growth, creativity and life management skills through exploring several different journal writing techniques, to help gain insights and to keep your pen moving. Journal writing is not the same as writing a diary - previous students have used the techniques for situations as varied as gaining fluency and confidence in workplace writing, exploring personal challenges, starting an autobiography, reigniting a creative spark, or just helping to manage their lives.

Techniques will include: character studies, letters, expressive writing, lists, visualisations, stepping stones and springboards. Each one will come with a full explanation, examples and a tutor-led exercise in class.

It is suitable for all standards of writing. Participants will not have to read their work aloud in the group unless they would like to.

Suggested reading

Journal to the Self©, Twenty Two Paths to Personal Growth, Kathleen Adams

Comments from previous participants

"I have really enjoyed this, and I would really love to continue and do more. It has been exceptionally good for me personally."

"Exceeded expectations. Packed in so much without feeling hurried or harried! Valuable sharing in the group. Profound, allowed for new insights."

"I have come away feeling better in general (well-being) and well-disposed to writing as a mechanism for achieving this – so I'd say it works: does what it says on the tin."

About the tutor

Sarah Salway is an award-winning short story writer, novelist and poet. Her stories have been widely published, commissioned by BBC Radio Four, and made into short films. She was the Canterbury Laureate in 2012. Sarah was the Royal Literary Fellow (RLF) at the London School of Economics for three years, is currently a RLF at the University of Kent and is an experienced creative writing tutor. Find out more about Sarah on her website


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