Reader’s comments about Freedom Writing


I thought I would post a couple of reader emails I received. I may share them from time to time. I was so happy to receive this feedback. Thanks for reading.


Kylie, Mother and Florist:

“I started reading your book last night. You are amazing! Very enlightening, I used to use this technique when I couldn’t sleep. Helps to unscramble your mind. I am looking forwards to the rest of the book.”

Amanda, University Student:

“This book is amazing, I am up to page 20 already but had to get off the train, it is such a blessing, this book.

It’s amazing, you have done such a beautiful job. I want to purchase some more as it would make such a lovely gift. I would like to order six.  It’s such an easy book to read, flows really well and is easy to understand.”

“I’m so excited. Thank you for sharing this tool and I would love to come to a workshop.”

“I read the rest of your book… it’s amazing and I cannot wait to start the exercises tonight. It made me cry as I was starting to think of things that I have been masking for a long time. I didn’t realise it was consuming so much as it just became second nature. I just read 20 more pages and I can’t wait to get to the exercises.”

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Writing therapy extremely important for men…

Hello again,

Recently, I discovered research that showed that men benefit the most from writing therapy. I have always suspected this would be the case, as men are possibly more reluctant to share their feelings and they may even feel ashamed as they feel they should be strong. In some cases they are not aware of their emotions until its too late.

Yesterday, I found out about the death of a bright, young beautiful student I used to teach at University. Suicide affects men three times more than women. This has shown me the importance of trying to get more men to do writing therapy, I know it can help them.

I am putting together the last chapter of my book about writing therapy, this will be available shortly. I want to show men they can use writing therapy and get rid of a lot of these negative messages they have in their heads. We shouldn’t be losing these beautiful, bright men because they feel there is no other choice than to end it. What a tragedy. Can you see what I am saying? Make sure you ask people in your life, men and women if they are ok, because you don’t want it to be too late.



Freedom Writing Handbook

My Freedom Writing Handbook introduces my own experience with writing therapy, details the benefits these techniques can provide physically, mentally and emotionally, reveals other people’s successful experiences and how writing therapy is present in movies, books and life.

Writing therapy has been researched for more than 30 years and researchers are finding more and more the manners in which writing therapy frees people.

You do not need to be a writer or good at writing, in fact you ignore grammar and you simply explore your deepest feelings about your stress and you don’t need to show the writing to anyone. In fact you need to know that this is private initially, if you choose to show others that’s fine too.

I have written about my experiences, the research about writing therapy, and other people’s experiences. In the last few chapters I have written exercises for you to do, and I have done these exercises with many people. I have seen people receive freedom from this simple process. That’s why I want to share it with you.

Simply go through the exercises and write down in a completely honest manner your answers and responses to these prompting questions. I guarantee if you do this you will discover things that are buried in your unconscious but that you didn’t realise were affecting your conscious life.

You can buy Freedom Writing on Amazon as an e-book now! 

It will be available in print also on Amazon soon. 

Have a lovely day. 😀



“Freedom Writers”- tells story of writing therapy transforming lives…

The Freedom Writers movie tells the true story of Erin Gruwell, who taught at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. This was shortly after the Rodney King riots in 1994 when she began teaching a disadvantaged class who were at risk. Many students were from different racial backgrounds, members of gangs who had been in and out of prison and had experienced indescribable violence from extremely young ages. These students would not accept a white woman from Long Beach would know or even have a clue about what they faced every day.

Erin was not dissuaded, most of all she cared. She knew she could make them see they mattered, their lives mattered and they could have a different life. She came up with a brilliant idea, and she utilised writing therapy without even knowing it.

One morning in the class she told them all she had bought them their own diaries. In these diaries they could write anything they wanted, a story, a poem, an account of their day, anything, a song. She specified it didn’t matter about the grammar or structure, what mattered was they could be honest and they could write something. Lastly, she said to them, this is for your eyes only. “Write as if no one else will see. But if you want me (Erin) to read it place it in this cupboard at the end of the day and I will be the only one who reads it.” They took their journals slowly and she had no idea if they were open to the idea or not. But the following day, she checked the cupboard and it was filled with 40 books of students who wanted her to read it.

For the first time in their life, they felt they had a voice and that someone cared.

Erin utilised the power of writing therapy:

  • to write completely honestly
  • to without an audience unless you want to share it
  • to not be concerned with grammar, spelling etc
  • to write every day

These students did this, and you know what happened – through her teaching and this writing, they completely changed their lives. They were able to express the things that were happening to them – in words on a page, and this is the power of writing therapy that can be anyone’s. These students were the first in their families to finish high school and the first in their families to go to college and now they have a foundation that visits schools and inspires other students that they can have a different life.

This is the power of writing therapy. 🙂 I have seen it with the people I have worked with, I have seen it in my tutorials at university when I read their life stories and tell them I will be the only who reads it and I care about their life story. It is one exercise of writing therapy I do with my tutorials. You should see the honesty I receive and the healing they also receive. Below is a link to the movie; which shows an overview of the story. This movie is a stunning account of an amazing woman who used simple techniques of writing therapy along with her desire to see people free from prejudice and hate, and from the violence and poverty they could not escape. She is my hero as are all of those students and the students I have known who have suffered horrendously but who still stand tall and survive. I have known many of these students as well and I have been inspired by them. As Erin says in her talks, when the teacher becomes the student and is humbled by her students. Check it out…takes my breath away.

Freedom Writers Movie

Personal experience with writing therapy…


Here is another person’s experience after doing a writing therapy workshop with Write For Life. 😀

“I didn’t have a lot of expectations as I didn’t know too much about the process or what was involved. It helped me much more than I thought it would. I liked the reflection part at the end. I found it difficult to write some of the areas of the workshop so at the end when I was asked to forgive and reflect it gave me me that opportunity to look back and objectively assess where I’m at. I found it difficult at first, but in the end it was such a peaceful and releasing feeling and having tools to take away to help me in real life was really good. 

The writing therapy brought up things I had not thought about for a long time, and helped me deal with my anger towards my parents and forced me to deal with things I have been holding onto for most of my life. Being able to do some form of writing therapy at home really helps as well. Suzanne gave me some tools and the writing therapy forced me to check myself when feeling certain ways at home.

I would love to do more sessions. At the stage I am at in life it has brought up insecurities and knowing I have writing therapy to help eases that worry and stress.

I tell people about writing therapy whenever I can. I love the idea of writing things down as I struggle to speak out my emotions. It has been more successful than any other form of therapy I have done.” 

Sarah, child care worker and student. 

Participant Response to Writing Therapy

“I had never done any form of therapy before and I was not very good at writing, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was interested in what writing therapy was and if it provided positive outcomes. I had no real idea of what it was going to be like, although it exceeded what I knew of therapy and was a good way to get out what I was feeling. I enjoyed the questions of growing up and making you think what parts of your life could possibly trigger other parts, it was all there in front of you on paper.

It made me aware of my sub conscious thoughts and I realised why I was feeling this way. I felt really released, relaxed and grounded after the therapy. I would highly recommend Write for Life to anyone. It’s a less confronting form of therapy that allows people to see their subconscious thoughts and issues on paper, right before their eyes and to be free from them.”

Charles Rolls, Y2K

Expressive Writing Therapy

Come and join us for an Expressive Writing Therapy Workshop!

February 16, 2013.


Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with everything? Do you want to be released from stresses in your life? This unique workshop allows you to be freed through Expressive Writing Therapy, which has been proven to release people from past traumas and stress as well as providing tangible, physical health benefits.

This form of art therapy will provide positive ways to look at your life and self and through this discoveries are made and emotional release achieved. Join with others and be supported in a fun and safe environment.

Feel free to read other people’s experiences with these writing therapy workshops. If you have any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact myself on 5326 3103 OR 0438 577 843 or email to this site. We are also on Facebook at Write For Life. Feel free to read other people’s experiences with these writing therapy workshops.


DATE: Sat Feb 16, 2013.
TIME: 10-12:30pm
VENUE: Buderim

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