Before Martha died, Anne-Marie, 43, ran writing therapy
workshops for stress, anxiety and depression, so it's not hard to see why she turned to writing as a way of coping.
The book begins with basics of musculoskeletal rehabilitation, describes therapeutic modalities used, and presents guidelines for writing therapy
Dr James Pennebaker, a pioneer of writing therapy
, said: "Writing forces people to stop and re-evaluate their life circumstance.
A freelance editor whose father committed suicide at the first signs of dementia, she also conducts writing therapy
for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
has been shown to have amazing stress-busting effects.
This being said, after running creative writing therapy
groups for a number of years, I still found this part of the book illuminating and thought provoking.
The way to make this writing therapy
effective is to read what you've written, then analyse all the emotions and where they came from.
Patients felt they could have some control over their treatment and the doctors concluded writing therapy
was cheap, straightforward and effective.
is the latest weapon in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
Her adoptive mother heard about a program at Purdue University that used writing therapy
to unlock what are often painful feelings, and for the next three years, Faith worked with a therapist to learn how to express herself through writing by keeping a journal of her feelings.
I take writing therapy
sessions in a day centre for people on the edge of homelessness with alcohol and drug problems, which I find very therapeutic myself when I'm too unwell to write.
Tracey Burke manages Cancer Aid - the therapy centre where Jennifer arrived to sit in on an emotional writing therapy
course which moved a client, and Jennifer, to tears.