Writing doesn’t have to be a chore. If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you enjoy writing. Whether that means writing novels, poetry, scripts, blog posts or lists, whatever writing means to you can be helpful in your overall wellbeing.
After completing an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, I became obsessed with the idea that writing wasn’t simply about the outcome, or the reader, but that the very act of writing could help people feel better.
I’ve run workshops in Writing for Wellbeing and my masters research was on possibly applications of creative writing in recovering from eating disorders. I’ve continued to explore ways that creative writing activities and therapeutic groups can help people feel at home with their bodies. That’s why it’s called Writing to Nourish.
You can find prompts and ideas on my instagram page: @andreamichaelwrites
Watford Together Writing for Wellbeing workshop (online) – free – 22nd March 2021