Expressive Writing

Author: Kathleen Adams
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475803168
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. For decades, it has been the province of journals, memoirs, poets, and language arts classrooms. Social science research now provides indisputable evidence that expressive writing is also healing.

Expressive Writing

Author: Kate Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475807740
Format: PDF
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Therapists, coaches, healthcare professionals, and educators have known for decades that expressive writing is a powerful tool for better living. But until now, few have had access to practical applications that have proven successful. In this groundbreaking collection, you will discover how expressive writing can call us into healing community.

Your Brain on Ink

Author: Kathleen Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814267
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In an easy-to-use workbook format this publication offers a strengths based, preventative, positive approach, grounded in neuroscience research, for creating a stronger sense of overall well-being. It contains more than 65 unique writing prompts and a facilitator’s guide with complete facilitation plans for 1-hour, 90 minutes and 2-hour groups.

Through Students Eyes

Author: Ph. D Zenkov
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475808135
Format: PDF
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Today’s educators—pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators serve increasing percentages of adolescents who have limited relationships to school. These young people are often our most diverse youth; they are frequently English Language Learners (ELLs) and immigrants, and they are too often part of multi-generational dropout and disengagement trends. Teachers are desperate for pedagogical philosophies, curricula, and practices that will support them with helping young people appreciate the value of school, engage or re-engage youth with this most foundational of our public institutions and aid adolescents in the development of the core literacy and writing skills they need to be successful in school and beyond. This volume will assist teachers in recognizing the increasing diversity of their students who often look very different from and have life and school experiences that are very different than those of the educators who serve them. Current and future educators must utilize relevant curricula and creative pedagogies that honor students’ diverse cultures and school and community experiences, while respecting our highest ideals for educational equity and social justice. With this volume, the authors respond to the quickly shifting demographics of schools’ student populations and the disengagement trends teachers frequently encounter but rarely know how to address. We offer compelling, relationship-driven pedagogical principles and instructional strategies that appeal to diverse youths’ voices and cultures and rely on broad, visually- and technology-based notions of literacy.

Expressive Writing

Author: Kathleen Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
ISBN: 9781475803112
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. For decades, it has been the province of journals, memoirs, poets, and language arts classrooms. Social science research now provides indisputable evidence that expressive writing is also healing. In this remarkable collection, eight leading experts from education, counseling, and community service join to offer compelling guidance from applied practice. You ll discover: .How writing poetry helps primary school children develop emotional intelligence .A model for helping teens at risk write safely about their deepest hurts .How to engage reluctant writers and help them develop vital writing skills .A simple and effective way to build structure, pacing, and containment into life-based writing .How discovering the wellspring of inner speech helps strengthen writing skills .A method to transform expressive writing into insightful problem-solving .Easy strategies to write family stories .Innovative ways to bring literature into the classroom to hone critical thinking skills through reflective practice .Practical, time-tested ways for expressive writing in guidance and counseling .Case studies for all levels of learners: Primary, teens, college-age, and adults Whether you are an educator, a counselor, a facilitator or a writer, you ll find this volume an invaluable and innovative resource for the foundations of practice of expressive writing."

Women Writing and Prison

Author: Tobi Jacobi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475808240
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This collection includes voices and perspectives from prisoners, former prisoners, scholars, and activists to examine the invisible and closed system of incarceration that characterizes the massive U.S. prison industry. The book explores the role of writing in carceral settings, including material realities, ethics, and social justice.

Therapeutic Journal Writing

Author: Kate Thompson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004932
Format: PDF, ePub
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Writing a journal is not just about keeping a record of daily events - journal writing provides a unique therapeutic opportunity for facilitating healing and growth. The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. Keeping a journal can help the writer to develop a better understanding of themselves, their relationships and the world around them, as well as improve skills of problem-solving, decision-making and planning. As such, journal writing can be a powerful complement to verbal therapy, offering an effective and affordable way of extending support to troubled clients. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. This clear guide to the basics of journaling and its development as a therapeutic medium will be a valuable handbook for therapists, health and social care practitioners, teachers, life coaches, writing facilitators and any professional seeking personal development in themselves or their clients.

A Buddhist Journal

Author: Beth Jacobs, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 162317242X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guided journal that uniquely combines personal writing and meditation—two of the most beneficial self-help processes available In this book, Beth Jacobs—who has taught and written extensively on both Buddhist psychology and therapeutic writing—provides a variety of writing techniques and exercises that are matched with specific Buddhist meditation instructions and teachings. She describes meditation practices and Buddhist concepts along with writing exercises that bring the material to life. Writers will find exercises that deepen their experiences in general and writing in particular. Meditators will find Buddhist concepts clarified and techniques expanded. All readers will discover a laboratory of writing as experimentation, with structures that open ideas, break habits, and combine experience in novel ways.

Opening Up

Author: James W. Pennebaker
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462504841
Format: PDF
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Anyone who has ever entrusted a troubling secret to a journal, or mourned a broken heart with a friend, knows the feeling of relief that expressing painful emotions can bring. This book presents astonishing evidence that personal self-disclosure is not only good for our emotional health, but boosts our physical health as well. Psychologist James W. Pennebaker has conducted controlled clinical research that sheds new light on the powerful mind body connection. This book interweaves his findings with insightful case studies on secret-keeping, confession, and the hidden price of silence. Filled with information and encouragement, Opening Up explains: *Why suppressing inner problems takes a devastating toll on health *How long-buried trauma affects the immune system *How writing about your problems can improve your health *Why it's never too late to heal old emotional wounds *When self-disclosure may be risky--and how to know whom to trust