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The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing free pdf The act of writing is not just a form of communication but also a means to make sense of experience and arrive at a deeper understanding of the self. The combination of the creativity of the process with the achievement of something tangible increases feelings of self-confidence and self-value. Thus creative writing has been recognized as a form of complementary therapy to talking and reflecting and offers a cost-and time-effective way of extending support to depressed of psychologically distressed patients. Suitable for both health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients and those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, this text provides practical, tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further.

About Gillie Bolton

Gillie Bolton is Research Fellow in Medical Humanities at Sheffield University Institute of General Practice. She has trained doctors, nurses and counsellors to offer therapeutic writing to their clients for ten years, as well as working with patients herself. She writes extensively about her work, and is an award-winning poet.

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Author : Gillie Bolton
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Data Published : 01 January 1999
ISBN : 1853025992
EAN : 9781853025990
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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