Resources

On this page you’ll find a list of books which are useful if you want to explore more about the whole field of writing for wellbeing.  writing.

Bolton, G. (2010) Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development , Sage Publications.

A very comprehensive coverage of the topic with plenty of very useful exercises.

Bolton, G., Howlett, S.,Lago, C. and Wright, J.K. (eds) (2004) Writing Cures: An Introductory Handbook of Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

You will find this a good introduction to the many applications of therapeutic and reflective writing.

Bolton, G., Field, V. and Thompson, K. (eds) (2006) Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities.

I dip into this book all the time and still find it a treasure trove of ideas.

Goldberg, Natalie and Guest, Judith (1986) Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Shambala Press.

This is a gem of a book and probably one of the most widely read books on writing. It appears on almost all recommended reading lists on writing resources.

Moon, J. A. (2006) Learning Journals: A Handbook for Reflective Practice and Professional Development, Routledge.

Moon’s book provides a useful guide to using learning journals and provides some examples as well of the various stages of reflective practice.

Pennebaker, James W. (1997) Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, NY: Guildford Press.

Pennebaker has published very extensively but this book is probably the groundbreaking book that drew attention to his work and provides a clear introduction to the scientific explanation of why writing is good for our health.

Rory’s Story Cubes: These little cubes are a wonderful way of encouraging the story teller in all of us. They are used equally well with children and adults and the illustrations provide endless permutations for stories. www.Rory’sStoryCubes.com