Creative Writing - Writing for Wellbeing with Shaun Kennedy

Ref: C2345553

The act of writing can be very therapeutic. Whether with pen, keyboard, or dictation, we can fuse our thoughts and words for expression, release, organisation, and self-reflection. Within a safe and social environment this five-session course will examine and discuss various writing-related techniques that can be used to have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing. From journaling and expressive writing to letters & lists, safe-place imagery, and various creative practices, we will dip our collective toe into this field to hopefully pinpoint something that can be useful in our individual everyday lives.

Course aim

This short course will teach students how to use a variety of writing practices that can aid in maintaining a more balanced state-of-mind.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Express yourself actively and openly using journals and free-writing techniques
  • Actualise and reinforce your resolve with gratitude diaries and achievement lists
  • Communicate with your inner self via letters and dialogues
  • Sculpt a safe-place using creative writing that can be used with meditative practices
  • Practice poetry and/or flash-fiction that uses positive words and messages

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pen & paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Creative Writing - Writing for Wellbeing with Shaun Kennedy

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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