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The Teacher s Journal

The Teacher s Journal Author Kathleen Adams
ISBN-10 9781475802290
Release 2013-06-06
Pages 140
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Teachers begin the professional journey with a treasure chest full of experiences, hopes, and expectations gathered from early childhood. Yet the everyday stresses and challenges of 21st century classrooms often leave teachers with neither time nor energy to recall their initiating dreams and desires. In this innovative workbook you’ll be expertly guided through a journey of self-discovery, back to the roots of your story, your evolution as a teacher, and the rituals and routines that help or hurt. You’ll take time out to remember the ways that teaching blesses you. You’ll learn to confront the inner critic and push back against the voice that tells you to do more, more, more. You’ll discover the legacy you leave with your students. You’ll fall in love with teaching all over again. Illustrated with 115 actual journal entries by 17 teachers in response to 65 well-crafted writing prompts, you’ll be held in a supportive international community as you rediscover yourself and your innate strengths. A facilitator’s guide featuring step-by-step lesson plans prepares you to offer this work as a writing group with peers.



Expressive Writing

Expressive Writing Author Kate Thompson
ISBN-10 9781475807745
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 220
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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. Therapists, coaches, healthcare professionals, and educators have known for decades that expressive writing is a powerful tool for better living, learning, and healing. But until now, few have had access to practical applications that have proven successful. In this groundbreaking collection, you’ll discover: how expressive writing can call us into healing community exciting new discoveries about how writing can support neuroplasticity and actually help change our brains—and thus our thinking and behavior new research on the role of expressive writing for prevention of compassion fatigue in RNs how transformative writing can create art from the ashes of trauma the role of journal writing for emotional balance sensible ideas about the synergy of expressive writing and play therapy for children, teens, and adults interventions and strategies for the use of expressive writing in acute psychiatric care how interactive expressive writing helps deaf teens communicate inarticulate feelings and thoughts how cancer survivors can use expressive writing to reclaim identity and strength post-treatment the role of expressive writing in developing the roots of resilience for practitioners



Through Students Eyes

Through Students  Eyes Author Ph. D Zenkov
ISBN-10 9781475808131
Release 2016-01-20
Pages 200
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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.



Your Brain on Ink

Your Brain on Ink Author Kathleen Adams
ISBN-10 9781475814262
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 150
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A growing body of neuroscience research has established the principle of neuroplasticity; a powerfully hopeful message that we can use our minds to change our brains in the direction of greater health and well-being. The key to shaping this change rests in how we direct and focus and our attention. 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.



Women Writing and Prison

Women  Writing  and Prison Author Tobi Jacobi
ISBN-10 9781475808247
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 250
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This collection includes a kaleidoscope of voices and perspectives from prisoners, former prisoners, scholars, and activists to examine the extraordinarily invisible and closed system of incarceration that characterizes the massive U.S. prison industry. The book explores in multiple ways, the role of writing in carceral settings, including material realities, ethics, and social justice. It is a book about the power of writing as well as its limits. It is a book that celebrates and critiques, challenges, and reveals. It is a book that, like the writing of incarcerated women, repays careful reading.



Expressive Writing

Expressive Writing Author Kathleen Adams
ISBN-10 1475803117
Release 2013
Pages 160
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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."



Journal to the Self

Journal to the Self Author Kathleen Adams
ISBN-10 9780759525115
Release 2009-11-29
Pages 239
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A nationally known therapist provides a powerful tool for better living--a step-by-step method to personal growth, creative expression, and career enhancement through journal writing.



Writing Works

Writing Works Author Victoria Field
ISBN-10 1846425492
Release 2006-08-15
Pages 256
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The use of creative writing as a route to personal development is a powerful therapeutic tool - a fact that is recognized in the growing numbers of workshops and writing groups within professional contexts, including clinical, health and criminal justice settings. Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Experienced practitioners in the field contribute detailed illuminating accounts of organizing writing workshops for a wide range of different clients, together with examples of their outcomes. This book will be an invaluable start-up reference for arts therapists and professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, and one that will be referred to again and again.



Opening Up by Writing It Down Third Edition

Opening Up by Writing It Down  Third Edition Author James W. Pennebaker
ISBN-10 9781462526635
Release 2016-06-29
Pages 210
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Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research. Leading experts James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth describe how taking just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems may help you: *Heal old emotional wounds *Feel a greater sense of well-being *Decrease stress *Improve relationships *Boost your immune system Vivid stories and examples yield compelling insights into secrets, self-disclosure, and the hidden price of silence. The third edition incorporates findings from hundreds of recent studies and includes practical exercises to help you try expressive writing for yourself. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful.



Writing Therapy

Writing Therapy Author Tim Atkinson
ISBN-10 1849230072
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 280
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Writing Therapy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Writing Therapy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Writing Therapy book for free.



Writing to Awaken

Writing to Awaken Author Mark Matousek
ISBN-10 9781626258709
Release 2017-07-01
Pages 216
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Writing to Awaken is an inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. With targeted and revelatory questions, you’ll be prompted to explore your own personal narrative—to write honestly about your deepest wounds, greatest challenges, hidden gifts, yearnings, and opportunities for growth—in order to discover a deeply authentic understanding of yourself and move toward a more liberated, truthful life. We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us: we connect dots to shape the narrative, devise plotlines from circumstance, change characters, fashion conflicts, and adjust structure, settings, and themes as our lives unfold. But so often, over time, we come to believe that we are our story, identifying so strongly with the tales we’ve told ourselves and others that we cling to them for our very existence—even when they don’t quite fit. The realization that there’s a discrepancy between the narrative you’ve crafted and your authentic self can be disconcerting at first, but the exploration of that gap is a doorway to personal freedom, and this book will lead you through it. The writing exercises in this guide, one for nearly every week of the year, ask you to tell the whole truth about your experience. In doing so, you’ll come to realize that once you engage in this radical truth-telling, expressing yourself with complete honesty, your story changes; and when your story changes, your life is transformed. Rather than sticking with your illusive and tricky “Story of Me,” you’ll be prompted to go even deeper, piercing your personal myth and illuminating aspects of psyche and spirit that give way to profound moments of understanding and personal healing. This is not a how-to book for writers; it’s an invitation on a journey of self-discovery—a guide to facing yourself without flinching, accepting yourself as you are, surrendering to what is, and daring to question and transform what isn’t true. With Writing to Awaken, you’ll learn how to break free from the trance of mistaken identity and discover your essential, authentic self.



Writing to Heal

Writing to Heal Author James W. Pennebaker
ISBN-10 1608821250
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 176
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This book takes readers through a series of guided writing exercises that help them explore their feelings about difficult experiences. Each chapter begins with an introduction that explains how to proceed with journal exercises and what they are structured to help accomplish. The exercises leave readers with a strong sense of their value in the world.



Writing Down Your Soul

Writing Down Your Soul Author Janet Conner
ISBN-10 1609250052
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 256
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You could pray, or meditate, or dream, or visit a shaman, or a minister, or a hypnotherapist. With so many routes into inner consciousness, why write? Of all the ways to get in touch with God, as you understand God... to hear the small, still voice pointing you in the right direction... why take the time to write? One reason: it works. It works amazingly well. If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just a hair below your conscious awareness, write. Write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within. Janet Conner was escaping a terrible situation of domestic abuse. While trying to figure out how she and her son could live and how they could eat, she realized she had hit rock bottom. With no other advisors, she listened to her own inner voice, which told her to start writing. As she did, Janet’s inner voice gained clarity and strength, and she felt an incredible connection to the divine, and almost immediately miracles began to happen. Today, research scientists in psychology, physics, biochemistry, and neurology are providing peeks into what consciousness is and how it works. Their findings give us intriguing clues as to what is actually happening in and through our bodies, minds, and spirits as we roll pen across paper. Writing Down Your Soul explores some of this research and instructs readers how to access the power and beauty of their own deepest selves.



The Story You Need to Tell

The Story You Need to Tell Author Sandra Marinella
ISBN-10 9781608684847
Release 2017-04-14
Pages 328
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A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”



Expressive Writing

Expressive Writing Author James W. Pennebaker
ISBN-10 1611580463
Release 2014
Pages 198
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"Write about what keeps you awake at night." That's the advice James Pennebaker and John Evans offer in Expressive Writing: Words that Heal. This book will help you overcome the traumas and emotional upheavals that are keeping you awake. You'll resolve issues, improve your health, and build resilience. Based on nearly 30 years of scientific research, the book shows you how and when expressive writing can improve your health. Its clear explanations of the writing process will enable you to express your most serious issues and deal with them through writing".-- book cover.



Opening Up

Opening Up Author James W. Pennebaker
ISBN-10 9781462504848
Release 2012-03-19
Pages 249
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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



Steering the Craft

Steering the Craft Author Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN-10 9780544611610
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 160
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A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer's craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Le Guin's own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. She also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online. Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writer's shelf.