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Guest Post – I am made up of seven people by Mel


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(The Faces Inside Me, Mel Ryder, 2018)

This week I would like to welcome Mel Ryder to the blog, they’re here to share their story of creativity and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

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Mindful Writing


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In my creative writing workshop for mental health one aspect of writing I focussed on was mindful writing. But what is mindful writing?

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Running a Creative Writing for Mental Health Workshop


At the end of May I took a step in a new direction and held a workshop on Creative Writing for mental health, as I mentioned in my previous post on this topic.

I thought it would be nice to share how the workshop went, and a bit of information on the content I used for my lesson plan for the workshop, so if anyone else is interested in doing a workshop you could use this as a starting point for planning your own class… Continue reading “Running a Creative Writing for Mental Health Workshop”

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Training as a Mat Pilates Instructor with Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome


I started going to Mat Pilates classes around two years ago to help with my Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome (EDS-HT). After a few sessions I felt I needed more to understand how the exercises worked and to ensure I was performing them correctly so I decided the best way to do this was to train as an instructor, even if I only used it for myself. So, that’s what I decide to do, and this is a little bit about my journey so far…

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Creative Writing for Mental Health


Okay, so I really want to move the focus of my blog away from mental health, but it’s writing about mental health that got me where I am today, so it’s only fair to play tribute to that… Continue reading “Creative Writing for Mental Health”