19 March 2018
‘Writing for wellbeing – Pt 1’
Stephen Wybourn is a Senior lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Kingston and St George’s University London. The group welcomed Stephen with a lovely cup of tea and in return Stephen introduced the group to the many health and wellbeing benefits of writing by giving us a really interesting and practical workshop; exploring how to use writing as a support mechanism; to facilitate emotional expression; to make sense of things that have happened and as a flexible and varied tool that can support us all through life’s up and downs.
Stephen went to great lengths to tell us that it wasn’t necessary to be a ‘good or skilled’ writer as the focus of the session was using writing to express yourself and to support wellbeing. Grammar, spelling, style etc. was not important. The overall plan was to provide us with some take away exercises that can be done at our leisure, over the next few weeks and then return for a follow up session in a couple of months (21st May to be precise!) to discuss how we are getting on and to write some more.
So why not give it a go!
And see you all next month on 16 April for some ‘Pot Luck!‘