Writing for Wellbeing



Would you like just an hour’s space to sit with your thoughts, do some reflective and expressive writing, and get stuff out of your head and onto paper?

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Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Anne- Marie Smith is offering a series of ‘writing for wellbeing’ workshops (see dates and times below) for students at LJMU, culminating in a writing retreat at Gladstone’s Library.

These are part of a pilot project to explore the ways in which expressive writing can enhance a general sense of wellbeing and self-awareness. Students will be invited to a safe and relaxed space for writing in response to images, words and poetry and do not need to be a writer or a poet to take part.

The focus of the approach is on the process of writing rather than the product; to open up an alternative portal into self-knowledge and understanding. There is no obligation for students to share their writing in the session, though participants can benefit from sharing general and personal reflections about this process of writing for the self.

Some comments from previous workshop participants:

“I didn’t realise writing could be so thought-provoking and freeing”

It feels good to unload on the page!”

The workshops will be one hour duration each, and will take place in SLB (Student Life Building) Room 201, on the following dates:

  • Thursday 24th February 2-3pm
  • Thursday 10th March 2-3pm
  • Thursday 17th March 2-3pm
  • Thursday 24th March 2-3pm
  • Thursday 7th April 2-3pm

If you are interested in taking part, or to find out more information, please contact Anne-Marie Smith:

a.smith3@ljmu.ac.uk


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