Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities


The use of creative writing as a route to personal development is a powerful therapeutic tool – a fact that is recognized in the growing numbers of workshops and writing groups within professional contexts, including clinical, health and criminal justice settings.

Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Experienced practitioners in the field contribute detailed illuminating accounts of organizing writing workshops for a wide range of different clients, together with examples of their outcomes.

This book will be an invaluable start-up reference for arts therapists and professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, and one that will be referred to again and again.

Texas-based poet, editor and educator, Naomi Shihab Nye, praised the book, saying: “Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson are doing remarkable, deeply meaningful work – with eloquence and compassion. They encourage writing to help heal spirits and minds. I salute their clarity and conviction – we need their wisdom in this world.”

Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities
Edited by Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson
Foreword by Blake Morrison
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
2006
256 pages
ISBN 1 84310 468 7
Paperback
£14.99/US$24.9

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One Response to “Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities”
  1. burningvoid says:

    I may have to take a look at this one; it sounds right up my alley for reviewing.

    Best,
    Heather

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