49 Ways to Write Yourself Well is an inspirational guide to improving your confidence and general well-being through writing. Written by a leading creative-writing trainer and life coach, this book is a compendium of tools, techniques and activities which you can draw on to help you take control of your emotions, relationships and personal goals, and find a greater sense of self. The book is structured into 49 different and complementary approaches to using writing in creative and transformational ways for enhancing well-being.
The information and exercises will help you to build and maintain a regular writing practice, as well as set up and maintain a journal. Learn how to use creative writing to identify and manage your emotions, release emotional and mental blocks, practise coaching models on the page to discover solutions to work or personal challenges, and reframe relationships with oneself and others. With recent research showing the positive and health-improving benefits that can come through writing, this guide will help you express yourself and achieve a greater sense of personal well-being.
Jackee Holder MA, BA is an Executive Leadership coach, trainer, creative-writing tutor and interfaith minister. With a Masters degree in Creative Writing and Personal Development, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching, and a Diploma in Performance Coaching, Jackee is well qualified to support others to develop themselves through writing. But it is Jackee’s creative and intuitive approach, which draws on her personal experience and the difficulties she has faced and overcome which, in her view, have given her the capacity to bring compassion, empathy and understanding to her work with others. Jackee’s work as a conference host and facilitator has taken her across the globe. She runs accredited coaching training and works as an associate coach and trainer for a number of organisations in the UK.
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The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Diary is a week-by-week guide to help those with difficulty regulating their emotions learn and practice core dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills. Journaling is an essential component of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) treatment, but until now, no guided DBT journal has been available for people with borderline personality disorder and/or emotion dysregulation to use. This is the first DBT diary on the market and can be used alone or as a companion to the bestselling Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook. It includes four short chapters explaining... More info
The health and wellbeing benefits of journaling are well-documented, stemming from work of James Pennebaker at the University of Texas. This book explains the researched benefits of mindful journaling. Drawing on the author’s extensive writing experience, it is a thorough, practical exploration of how to use journaling positively, and how actually to break through the barriers and write. *Topics include*: Where to start Writing your experience Recording key moments – or ‘steppingstones’ Dealing with writer’s block Free writing and how to use it Other techniques such as recording and listing... More info