Write Here, Write Now – Therapeutic Writing For People Impacted by Cancer
When someone is going though treatment for cancer or even watching a loved one go through it, it can all be bit overwhelming. However creative and expressive writing exercises are shown to have an extremely positive impact on those affected, as by writing their feelings down on paper, patients often find they are able to clarify their thoughts and explore choices and possibilities.
Mary-Kate Kelly, Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Cancer Care West, explains “Expressive writing has been shown to improve a person’s mental, emotional and physical well-being when dealing with cancer. When all the thoughts that are swirling around in your head can be articulated on paper, they can seem less scary and more manageable and importantly give you the vocabulary to share them with others. This is very valuable and helpful to the participants.”
Cancer Care West is delighted to confirm that they are now adding a therapeutic writing course to the list of supports they offer cancer patients. Participants will complete creative and expressive writing exercises, using guided prompts in a safe setting. The ‘Write Here, Write Now’ group will run once a week at the Cancer Care West Support Centre on Tuesday evenings (6.30pm – 8pm) over 5 sessions, beginning on Tuesday 20th September at 6.30pm. If you would like to enquire about taking part, please contact Cancer Care West on (091) 540040 or email [email protected]
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