Expressive writing was first studied by James Pennebaker in the 1980’s and the first scientific study, in collaboration with Joshua Smyth in 1986 found that this technique seemed to help those who used it to offload and discharge feelings. They studied the effects of this technique and found that a significant number of people who […]Read more "Expressive writing for emotional health"
The’Morning Pages’ have been my refuge, my place to cry, my thought organiser, my decision helper, and my main method of offloading and processing how I feel for nearly 18 years now. Over the past year I have adapted them into nightly pages instead. This seems to also stop me from browsing on my phone […]Read more "The Morning Pages by Julia Cameron"
Writing has always been my way of trying to process and understand events and experiences, and to write out ideas, plans, wishes and hypotheses for the time and space I have yet to move through in life’s journey. I use a technique called ‘The Morning Pages’ as my daily brain dump – except I do […]Read more "Expressive writing"
I’ve been a fan of Julia Cameron for 17 years. Her book ‘The Artist’s Way’ released my writing and helped me believe that I could be creative. The most well known exercise in The Artist’s Way is the ‘Morning Pages’. This exercise is meant to be done in the morning and ideally should be three […]Read more "Changing Morning pages to Nightly pages: an experiment to help my Covid-19 Coronavirus Insomnia."
Go peacefully into that night don’t let the shadows hide you turn your face toward the moonlight Your day is over, this day is over, this day is over He kneels beside me I touch his sleeve See the pot of honey coloured liquid he is stirring then his eyes close, his day is over […]Read more "Go Peacefully"
Get rid of the internal critic and set your ideas and writing free with the techniques in this bookRead more "Book Review: Accidental Genius: Using Writing To Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, And Content"
I’ve been looking for a book to help me understand more about Ecotherapy, and then this came along. I have it in my bag with me all the time now; it’s become quite a precious object which I find quite a curious thing. It’s wonderful when you feel that way about a book isn’t it?Read more "Book Review: Ecotherapy in Practice: A Buddhist model"