Hi, I’m Grace, a psychotherapeutic counsellor and writer.
Writing can feel incredibly therapeutic. Often we get a feeling of catharsis when we write freely.
Mostly we have a craving to be heard, be witnessed, to re-write the narrative, to find some control and power in painful times.
But because it’s so powerful, I believe we need to approach it safely.
Many people are exploring creative writing for mental health and I’m sharing here how to do that safely.
I’ve created this video to teach about approaching the initial process of writing – that first impulse – in a trauma-informed way that’s artistically engaged.
In this video, you’ll learn:
– The differences between journalling, writing and therapy.
– Working in a trauma informed way.
– How we can respond when our writing (or someone else’s) triggers a surge in memories of emotions.
– How our journal can act as a container.
– Engaging at the thresholds – what to do as we enter and leave our writing process for mental wellbeing.
You can get a free book of journalling prompts for tough times here.
Thanks to Literature Wales and The Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales for commissioning this project, which allows me to offer the video above, ebook and workshop for free.
Get more resources from me by signing up to my love and wellness letters, Postcards From The Margins here.
Grace Quantock is an award-winning international wellness expert, coach, author, motivational speaker, certified Reiki master and spiritual response therapy practitioner. She is the founder of Healing Boxes CIC and The Phoenix Fire Academy. Currently living – and thriving – with often debilitating illness, she is the real deal and knows, firsthand, the emotional and physical roller coaster that accompanies diagnosis and life struggle. Currently, a resident of Wales, Grace loves reading, gardening and early mornings. She firmly believes that life is meant to be celebrated, and has made it her mission to help others do just that …joyfully and on their own terms. You can follow Grace on Twitter.
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