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Expressive Writing

Hello and Welcome to the Expressive Writing for Health Care Workers website.

This website contains lots of information about Expressive Writing, what it is, how it can help support your mental health and well being, and how to access freely all the Expressive Writing exercises and materials.

Expressive Writing is a form of imaginative writing and storytelling that helps support well-being and speed recovery for people dealing with stressful situations. It uses a series of short, interesting, easy to follow writing exercises to encourage the expression of all kinds of emotions, happy ones and sometimes sad or angry ones, and in doing so has been shown to improve well-being and a greater sense of control over those emotions.

Expressive Writing has been used successfully for many years to help many different kinds of people facing difficult circumstances, for example military veterans, refugees and women and children who are victims of violence. The exercises and information on this website have been especially adapted by the researchers who developed the site to suit the needs of health care workers.

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How to Access Expressive Writing Exercises

Register

Registration is completely free, anonymous and will enable you to access the materials.

On the Registration page you have two choices: Register or Register for Research. Both forms are entirely anonymous.

If you choose “Register,” add in a username and password. This will allow you free access to the materials so that you can read and work through the exercises on your own. Once you have entered the Username and password, you will be directed to a very short consent and information form to complete.

You will then be able to access all the Expressive Writing materials on the website, and to download the Handbook to work through the Expressive Writing exercises it contains.

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Register for Research

If you are willing to consider helping with the researchers with their on-going research on Expressive Writing, then please click Complete the form that reads: Register for Research. Filling in this form allows you not only free access to all the expressive writing materials,

but also, the ability to complete the exercises online, and if you wish, receive feedback on some or all of your written responses to those exercises from the research team.

As you will see this form asks you to share a bit of information with us – like the kind of work you do, or what brought you to this site – things that may be useful to the researchers. No matter what you write – it will be completely anonymous and confidential. We can never associate your name with what you have written, but the added information helps us keep track of what kinds of people are using the site and what their jobs and interests might be.

When you complete each exercise, you will have a chance to decide whether you would like a response from one of the researchers, and whether or not you would be willing for us to share some of your anonymized thoughts with others in the “Sharing” page on this website. That is entirely up to you. When you Register for Research, you will be asked to read and complete a short information and consent form, which explains these choices in more detail.

Finally, once you have Registered or Registered for Research, once you have completed the Registration and then consent and information forms, you will have access to lots more information on Expressive Writing, the history of its development and its contemporary uses around the world, and about the Researchers themselves, including a training film and a handbook that can be downloaded. Don’t forget if you have Registered for Research, you will also have online access to complete the exercises and if you wish, get feedback on them.

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The Expressive Writing Handbook

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Expressive Writing is a form of imaginative writing and storytelling that helps support well-being and speed recovery for people dealing with stressful situations. It uses a series of short, interesting, easy to follow writing exercises to encourage the expression of all kinds of emotions, happy ones and sometimes sad or angry ones, and in doing so has been shown to improve well-being and a greater sense of control over those emotions.

If you would like to access the Expressive Writing Handbook and Materials then please Register.

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