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Fiona Hamilton is a writer, facilitator and mentor specialising in poetry, therapeutic writing and arts for wellbeing

Orchard Foundation runs courses in writing for wellbeing and one-day events and mentoring for creative writers

Monica Suswin offers individual sessions for writers,  a 24 hour retreat with a writing session, and runs workshops on The Healing Power of Writing in the Cabin on the Hill, Sussex, England. Author of a mini-series of books on Creative & Therapeutic Writingexploring and explaining her own experimental writing, Monica inspires readers to have a go themselves. A Fox Crossed My Path – creative therapeutic writing on a depressive illness, Love & Loss – creative therapeutic writing on relationships are both available from her web-site:

Writing the Self, developed by Dr. Reinekke Lengelle, is about using creative, expressive, and reflective writing to develop one’s ‘warm inner compass’. This way of writing develops, unearths, deconstructs and heals the self in both personal and career development

Write to the Source: A Journaling Guide for Recovery, by Iris Craver
Write to the Source is designed to help and guide people in recovery and/or their counsellors and sponsors, as well as anyone wanting to write for personal development. Based on 52 spiritual principles, and influenced by the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), it has writing prompts for every day of the year.