Welcome to Writing for Wellbeing

In my blog, I’ll bring you ideas on how to write and enhance your own sense of wellbeing while doing so.  I hope you enjoy the exercises and ideas here.

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Tricia McAdoo

Writing for wellbeing

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Patricia McAdoo is a clinical psychologist with many years experience working in the Irish and UK health services. She is also a fiction writer and completed the M.A. in Writing Programme at the National University of Galway in 2004. Since then she has had a children’s book and short stories published. Her new book, Writing for Wellbeing was published by Currach Press in May 2013.

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing offers an opportunity to reflect on our work in an open non-judgemental way. It can provide much needed breathing space in which to explore how we work, the decisions we have made, the conflicts we have dealt with, thorny interpersonal issues that arise in teams. It can help identify the gaps in our learning and our need for further training.

Writing for Wellbeing

Writing: one of the great hidden resources we have to enhance our wellbeing. Not a lot of people know how good writing can be for you. More than twenty years of studies have shown that people who write visit their doctor less, get fewer colds and have improved immune system functioning among a lot of other good outcomes. Writing for Wellbeing is available to purchase on Amazon

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The Field

We can spend a lot of energy in our lives blaming other people. It can be hard to  let go of past hurts, to stop blaming.  But imagine if there was a place where nobody apportions blame, where we can simply be. Rumi the 13th century Persian poet described such a place... read more

Game Changer

An interesting area of social psychology is about what influences and persuades us to change in some way and how do we influence others to change? One way of looking at key influences in your life is to look at those moments when you knew that there was no going back.... read more

What would I miss?

Today I heard the very poignant love song ‘I’m not going to miss you’ which Glenn Campbell wrote to his wife recently. Sadly he has Alzheimer’s disease and has now entered long term care. The song opens with the line:’I’m still here... read more

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