The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing: Writing Myself (Paperback)

The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing: Writing Myself By Gillie Bolton, Kenneth Calman (Foreword by), Ted Hughes (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gillie Bolton, Kenneth Calman (Foreword by), Ted Hughes (Foreword by)
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Description


Writing is a means of making sense of experience, and of arriving at a deeper understanding of the self. The use of creative writing therapeutically can complement verbal discussions, and offers a cost- and time-effective way of extending support to depressed or psychologically distressed patients. Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides practical, well tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further. It includes ideas for writing individually and for directing groups, and explores journal writing, poetry, fiction, autobiography and writing out trauma, with established writers and those who have taken up writing for private enjoyment.

About the Author


Gillie Bolton is Research Fellow in Medical Humanities at Sheffield University Institute of General Practice. She has trained doctors, nurses and counsellors to offer therapeutic writing to their clients for ten years, as well as working with patients herself. She writes extensively about her work, and is an award-winning poet.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781853025990
ISBN-10: 1853025992
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd
Publication Date: January 1st, 1999
Pages: 256
Language: English