Rockstar, Jimmy Barnes uses writing therapy…

Hi everyone, Recently, I watched Jimmy Barnes, an Australian/Scottish rockstar talk about his new autobiography "Working Class Boy" and how he came to tell his life story. He talked about the horrendous abuse, neglect and trauma he experienced as a child. The interview also revealed about how he contemplated suicide, even when he was extremely... Continue Reading →

Published in The Guardian, this is the best description of writing therapy I have read!

Hello,¬† I found this excellent article about writing therapy and I wanted to show you this superb description of writing therapy from journalist Jim Pollard in The Guardian, 10 years ago. ¬† "It's cheap, available to all and works on everything from anxiety to depression... Jim Pollard spells out the power of therapeutic writing.¬†Sunday 28... Continue Reading →

Benefits of writing by hand and writing therapy…

Deakin University has discovered through research that writing by hand for 15-20 minutes a day can lead to a healthier and more balanced state of mind. Only confirming what many other universities around the world have been studying since the 1980s. But now, studies have found that¬†writing by hand provides a feeling of well being... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

Humans create and understand meaning through story

Recently, I attended a critical thinking workshop to do with my job at University of Queensland College teaching Academic English. Some very fascinating elements were revealed in this workshop, some of which I had heard from other places before. Peter Ellerton a Lecturer in Critical Thinking/ Philosophy from the University of Queensland (2015) said that... Continue Reading →

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