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Using reading and creative writing for reflection, your own wellbeing and that of your patients

About the course: Creativity for Wellbeing

This is a ‘hands on’ course. We will both read extracts of prose and poetry, and do some writing for ourselves. There is no need to share what you have written, unless you wish to. We will use this to explore how reading and writing allow us to unpack and reflect on our experience, and can be offered to patients as a therapeutic tool.

What you will learn

  • We will choose pieces of writing that promote reflection and self-discovery, and discuss them in a safe, supportive environment. This is not literary criticism! 

  • We will use both these texts and poems, and other prompts, to encourage and inspire our own short pieces of writing 

  • You will come away with greater insights, and will have left behind some of the difficult thoughts and feelings triggered by your professional life 

  • Those who attend this course will be invited, should they wish, to set up groups to continue to use reading and writing for their wellbeing: these can be either facilitated or not, according to what works best for you

Are courses tailored to individual needs?

Absolutely. This course has been delivered in the past, and is designed to give you a flavour of what we can offer you. All courses are refined to meet each client’s requirements.

Through discussion (email, phone or zoom) we will get a clear sense of the needs of the organisation/the participants and then design a course specifically to respond to these.

We will always include clear ‘learning outcomes’ in the final version of courses we construct with and for you.

Course duration

The length of courses will vary according to what you need, your aspirations and your time constraints.

How are courses delivered?

All teaching and learning is fully immersive: people learn much more when they are actively engaged. Each course includes individual, pair and group work as well as directed learning. All participants are welcome to email questions after the event, and follow-ups (often very useful) are always offered.

What are the costs?

The cost of each course will vary, and will be agreed with you once a full course outline has been produced.

As a rough guide, we charge around £800 per day, to include preparation, delivery, response to post-course questions and distribution of course materials.

Half days are pro-rata.

Is teaching remote or in-person?

Teaching and learning is, wherever possible, face to face. This improves both the quality and quantity of learning, as well as being more enjoyable.

Learning via zoom can be arranged if practical constraints make face to face impossible.

Next steps?

If you're interested in this course or want to learn more, simply click on the link below to arrange a free consultation. Consultations are either on zoom or by phone.


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