Expressive writing

Wednesday 2 September

Expressive writing

Following an introduction to expressive writing that we held back in June, we are about to add this session monthly to our timetable. We received lovely feedback from those attending earlier in the year and understand the emotional benefits it can have for those affected by cancer.

Expressive writing exercises can help you to slow down, relax and process your thoughts. Feelings that you might find difficult to put into words can be more easily expressed through metaphors and stories. As a process, writing can help you to learn to understand your feelings, which may help to build your confidence.

Christine Cather who will be leading the sessions will be offering the chance to try some different techniques to find the right one for you. Christine said:

“Expressive Writing groups introduce an open approach using journaling, encouraging writing at home and sharing with the group. This is an affirmative approach with the aim of introducing people to writing in their own way.”

Lorrie Forsyth, Centre Head at Maggie’s Lanarkshire said:

“Expressive writing is a way to explore thoughts, ideas and emotions that you might otherwise find difficult to express, with no skill or experience required.”

If you would like more information or to book a place on the session, please call us on 01236 771199, email lanarkshire@maggiescentres.org or drop in to the Centre in the grounds of Monklands Hospital.