Writing for Wellbeing

"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."

(Anne Frank)

What is it?

Also called therapeutic and reflective writing, this is a resource that will surprise and empower you. It’s something a bit different that you might not have previously considered.

How will it help me?

  • By focusing your mind
  • Shifting your perspective
  • Opening you up to new ideas
  • Releasing difficult emotions
  • Providing insight
  • It’s actually fun too!

You’ll be pleased to know that unlike creative writing, there aren’t many rules.

  • You don’t have to be a writer, or be any good at writing in general. Grammar, spelling and punctuation don’t matter here.
  • You can write in whatever language comes naturally to you
  • There’s no requirement to share your words. It can remain between you and the page. You’ll be encouraged to talk about the exercise in a reflective way. It’s about the process not the content
  • There’s an emphasis on cathartic expression and positivity
  • There’s no wrong way to do the exercises, if you don't understand or like them - you can write about that.


What generally happens in a session?

There are a series of prompts and exercises you are invited to engage with and time to respond to them. Ground rules will be provided and some guidance, but there's also a lot of freedom.

I'm a member of Lapidus, the International Writing for Wellbeing Community. For more information visit https://lapidus.org.uk/