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Creative and Expressive Writing Therapy – write yourself better, healthier and happier!

I have enjoyed writing short stories since I was very young. When I read some of them now, I wonder where my ideas

Me as a child

came from; a very young child writing about a scary place in the woods…

I now know that my stories probably came from fear and stress, and

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To risk or not to risk – both are just as risky actually! ‘Balancing Risks’ in your life.

I was in counselling session with a client today and he was saying that he wants to change his life yet fears change and taking risks in case of negative outcomes. He says that it is safer to stay the same. He can stay in his comfort zone if he doesn’t take risks or make

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Thirteen weeks and one day; an update on my mum and her dementia diagnosis… Resilience, time for you, and is there anything you don’t like about your personality?

Today is 26th July 2015 and it has been thirteen weeks and one day since mum, in a strange state of mind, fell down the stairs and badly damaged herself.

my plant pots July 2015

Tomorrow she is going home from the care home she ended up in after her long hospital stay.

I

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Creative Art therapy, Writing therapy, unsent letters, photography, drawing, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, relationships, self-esteem…

I am just starting my counselling course research project. I have chosen ‘creative art therapy’. Writing and

gotta keep smiling through adversity

Photography therapy will be my main subjects. I cannot wait to start as I have gained so much from writing and photography as self-help to overcome adversities in my own life since

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Nine weeks and one day. Dementia. Care homes. Social services and parents.

Oh thank goodness for Chris, some lovely supportive friends, Bach’s remedies, Titus (my cat who is great therapy), Molly (hamster), my fish, my potted garden, my counselling course and my writing… Staying positive, doing things I enjoy and using mindfulness have been key to getting through recent tough times.

Titus

This last nine weeks

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Myself, my books and Titus my cat – this photo tells you nothing

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green) and Titus and my books

A picture speaks a thousand words so they say. I agree. But, they don’t always tell the whole truth. I just took this photo of myself, my books and Titus, my handsome, gorgeous black and white tuxedo cat! What does it tell you? I am

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