Writing for Wellbeing – A Note to Self
Discover how creative, expressive and reflective writing can help you to better understand and manage the complex thoughts and feelings that come with grief, especially following the loss of a loved one to addiction, alcohol or drug use.
Grief can give rise to a mix of contrasting thoughts and feelings that exist at the same time in the months following loss – sadness, guilt, anger, even relief and gratitude – which can feel uncomfortable and difficult to express – and they’re all welcome in this workshop.
We’ll read and discuss creative prompts that show how to accept and give voice to your experiences, and then go on to explore practical ways of writing, such as journaling, to do this with kindness and compassion. You’ll have the opportunity to become aware of unhelpful thoughts and feelings, how they show up in your life, any judgements you have about them and how to care for yourself when they do. This introduction to writing for wellbeing will offer tools that you can return to time and again to support you in daily life and throughout the Blossome Summer Self-Care Programme for Grieving Hearts.
As well as being therapeutic, I hope we can also enjoy our time together and there will be a chance to socialise more towards the end of of the session (with snacks and drinks of course!). You don’t need any writing experience or to prepare anything in advance, just a willingness to give it a go.
Safety and self-care
We aim to provide a safe and supportive space for all who attend, where varied experiences are welcomed equally in a non-judgemental and caring environment.