Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Therapeutic Writing

Stories knit us together and define us; they tell us who we are and who we belong to, and help us imagine who we might be . . . Writing is an act of empowering patients to trust themselves. A memory is not just recalled but created; a future can be imagined.
I'm very interested in writing for therapy. I certainly think writing has a place in respite and care programmes. You can read more about Bonnie McDougall Olson's essay on therapeutic writing (it also incorporates faith, but I admit I glossed over those bits for another time) here.

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