Category Archives: Writing for Wellbeing

Writing in Colour

Pixie Green, Ruby Starlet and Wild Primrose. What if these Dulux shades came to life as people? What might their personality, behaviour and style be? We explored these questions at Write for Growth’s July workshop at Gladstone’s Library on Writing with Colour. Comparing notes on our imagined character sketches brought out some matching colour connectlons. […]

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Playing with Frames in Frodsham

Outside, the sound of children playing; downstairs, a clatter of coffee-cups and the steamy roar of a cappuccino machine, but in the room, no noise beyond the rustle of paper and an occasional sigh: Saturday morning’s Write for Growth workshop was fully engrossed in our first activity, a free-writing exercise. We sat round a large […]

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Friday Writing Prompts for May

  John O’Donahue’s poem For the Traveler contains the lines: And if you listen, You will hear What your heart would Love to say. Take a few moments to quiet yourself, to listen and take down what your heart would love to say to you at this time. You can read the full poem at http://www.ayearofbeinghere.com/…/john-odonohue-for-travele… […]

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Friday Writing Prompts for Spring

  Take a walk outside on a familiar route, but go slow. Look, listen..what do you notice that you have not observed before. Free-write from the prompt: ‘What comes to light when I take time to attend is……’ Close your eyes and imagine you see a flight of steps leading upwards. Free-write about what might […]

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Blue Umbrellas

  Since my last workshop at Staffordshire University the other Saturday, I’ve been thinking about blue umbrellas. Not that it rained on the day. In fact, I was impressed by the commitment and goodwill of the twenty-four counselling students sat indoors on a sunny April day, studying the therapeutic aspects of writing. No, ‘Blue Umbrellas’ […]

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Friday Writing Prompts for February

                      February’s Facebook Page Friday Writing Prompts make it to the website!       Write a list of five things that can really annoy you about other people (just five!) Now choose one of these to explore in further writing. To what extent does […]

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Friday Writing Prompts for January

  For those of you who requested Creative Connections Cheshire’s Facebook Page Friday Writing Prompts be put on the website, here are January’s offerings: JANUARY Today, a straightforward Acrostic poem exercise. Write the first letters of January down the left-hand side of your page, and create a poem about this time of year that begins […]

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Writing with Trees

  ‘It’s an odd thing to ask a tree,’ said one of the writing group, lifting her pen and sitting back in her chair. ‘But then it’s a bit weird to be asking a tree a question at all.’ We were in a room overlooking the House and beautiful surroundings of Penhurst Retreat Centre in […]

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Putting Words to Cancer

   Both writing and talking can support us through tough times. Anthony Wilson found that different ways of putting words to his journey through cancer helped him survive the disease and regain his wellbeing. ‘I was having a coffee in the kitchen and caught the end of a [radio news] headline about a snooker player […]

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First Steps in Writing our Story

  ‘I feel as though I want to start writing my memoirs!’ said one client recently, as our work ended. At times of transition or loss, we often find ourselves taking stock and reflecting on our lives. We may want to gain a more connected-up sense of who we are, to re-ground ourselves and our […]

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