Expressive Writing

Author: Kate Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475807745
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Education

Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth, and skill-building. Therapists, coaches, healthcare professionals, and educators have known for decades that expressive writing is a powerful tool for better living, learning, and healing. But until now, few have had access to practical applications that have proven successful. In this groundbreaking collection, you’ll discover: how expressive writing can call us into healing community exciting new discoveries about how writing can support neuroplasticity and actually help change our brains—and thus our thinking and behavior new research on the role of expressive writing for prevention of compassion fatigue in RNs how transformative writing can create art from the ashes of trauma the role of journal writing for emotional balance sensible ideas about the synergy of expressive writing and play therapy for children, teens, and adults interventions and strategies for the use of expressive writing in acute psychiatric care how interactive expressive writing helps deaf teens communicate inarticulate feelings and thoughts how cancer survivors can use expressive writing to reclaim identity and strength post-treatment the role of expressive writing in developing the roots of resilience for practitioners

Expressive Writing

Author: Kathleen Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475812190
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Education

Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. Research shows that expressive writing can help in the development of emotional intelligence, better choice-making, and healthy coping skills. In this remarkable collection, 11 experts from education and community service join to offer compelling guidance on applied practice. You’ll discover a model for a poetry group for youth at risk; how to help students develop inner resources through metaphor; a “photovoice” project to help at-risk students stay in school; how storytelling develops emotional intelligence in primary school children; a method that helps teachers become more confident writers; how expressive writing can help teachers manage stress and avoid burn-out; expressive writing as change agent for communities; the benefits and limitations of writing programs in prisons and jails; hip-hop as “the pen of the people”; finding a writing group; writing with others; the ethics and standards of practice for expressive writing in the classroom and community; guidance for all levels of learners: Primary, teens, college-age, adult; professional development, personal growth. Whether you are a teacher, a counselor, a facilitator, or a writer you’ll find this volume an invaluable and innovative resource for expressive writing in the classroom and in the community.

Expressive Writing

Author: James W. Pennebaker
Publisher: Idyll Arbor
ISBN: 1611580463
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Write about what keeps you awake at night." That's the advice James Pennebaker and John Evans offer in Expressive Writing: Words that Heal. This book will help you overcome the traumas and emotional upheavals that are keeping you awake. You'll resolve issues, improve your health, and build resilience. Based on nearly 30 years of scientific research, the book shows you how and when expressive writing can improve your health. Its clear explanations of the writing process will enable you to express your most serious issues and deal with them through writing".-- book cover.

Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Marion Baraitser
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857007476
Release Date: 2014-07-21
Genre: Psychology

Unpack my Heart with Words explores how literature can be used to help young victims cope with their experiences. The process of reading, discussing and rewriting carefully selected texts can have a significant therapeutic impact, as the young person identifies his or her own experience in the narrative. This book guides readers through all aspects of implementing biblio/narrative therapy with children and adolescents, from the importance of cultural sensitivity and understanding the psychological needs of the child to providing more practical information on how to choose the right text and encourage expression through the spoken and written word. It includes exercises for use in sessions, an analysis of the importance of symbol when working therapeutically with children, and a complete account of the ethics of good practice. Drawing on the author's innovative work with young asylum seekers and refugees, and with an overview of the latest research in creativity, language and memory, the book provides a comprehensive and practical resource on the use of literature to help young victims regain their dignity and overcome the overwhelmed hurt self. This book will be of immeasurable value to students and practitioners world-wide in arts and health care who work with traumatised young people, including counsellors, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, teachers, psychotherapists and social workers.

Opening Up by Writing It Down

Author: James W. Pennebaker
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462524921
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Medical

Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. Distinguished psychologist James W. Pennebaker has spent decades studying what happens when people take just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to an easy-to-use self-help technique that has been proven to heal old emotional wounds, promote a sense of well-being, decrease stress, improve relationships, and boost the immune system. Updated with findings from hundreds of new studies, the significantly revised third edition now contains practical exercises to help readers try out expressive writing. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful.

Treating Traumatic Stress in Adults

Author: Stephanie Field
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317487845
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Genre: Psychology

Treating Traumatic Stress in Adults is a resource for therapists of all disciplines for use in the treatment of adults suffering from post-traumatic stress. By reading this unique synthesization of information on the most current trauma treatments and expressive writing exercises, practitioners will gain an integrative and practical set of tools for treating post-traumatic stress. Also included are numerous diverse case vignettes, exercises for building trust in the patient/client relationship, and sections dedicated to exploring the client’s thought patterns and emotions to provide an opportunity for exposure, healing, and restructuring maladaptive beliefs.

Expressive Writing Level 1 Workbook

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0076035891
Release Date: 2004-11-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Help poor writers improve their skills with Expressive Writing, an easy-to-use approach to teaching the basics of good writing. Expressive Writing focuses on the writing and the editing of basic sentences, paragraphs, and stories. Instructional strands include Mechanics, Sentence Writing, Paragraph and Story Writing, and Editing, making the program an ideal solution for students who: Have trouble getting started Have problems knowing when to capitalize and punctuate Omit important parts of the story Write incomplete sentences Ignore paragraph structure Edit ineffectively or not at all

Expressive Writing 1 Teacher s Presentation Book

Author: Sra/McGraw-Hill
Publisher:
ISBN: 0076035875
Release Date: 2005-01-26
Genre:

Help poor writers improve their skills with Expressive Writing, an easy-to-use approach to teaching the basics of good writing. Expressive Writing focuses on the writing and the editing of basic sentences, paragraphs, and stories. Instructional strands include Mechanics, Sentence Writing, Paragraph and Story Writing, and Editing, making the program an ideal solution for students who: Have trouble getting started Have problems knowing when to capitalize and punctuate Omit important parts of the story Write incomplete sentences Ignore paragraph structure Edit ineffectively or not at all

Expressive Writing Level 2 Workbook

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0076035905
Release Date: 2004-12-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Help poor writers improve their skills with Expressive Writing, an easy-to-use approach to teaching the basics of good writing. Expressive Writing focuses on the writing and the editing of basic sentences, paragraphs, and stories. Instructional strands include Mechanics, Sentence Writing, Paragraph and Story Writing, and Editing, making the program an ideal solution for students who: Have trouble getting started Have problems knowing when to capitalize and punctuate Omit important parts of the story Write incomplete sentences Ignore paragraph structure Edit ineffectively or not at all