A Fox Crossed My Path 29 April

Creative Therapeutic Writing on a Depressive Illness

Saturday April 29th 2017, 2 - 5pm, £30

Venue: The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF 

Book tickets here

In this workshop Monica Suswin will talk about her new mini book: A Fox Crossed My Path - creative therapeutic writing on a depressive illness.

Monica will describe the process that led to an owning and integration of her Ill Self alongside her Well Self. She will share extracts from her book along with writing exercises, followed by the opportunity for discussion and questions.

A Fox Crossed My Path is useful for practitioners in the helping professions by illuminating how Writing for Wellbeing may be a resource for those they seek to help.

For anyone who has suffered a depressive illness and is in the stages of recovery, the different ways of writing shown in A Fox Crossed My Path might be good to try, perhaps with the support of a practitioner in the healing arts. Each chapter ends with writing exercises based on different styles and approaches to creative and therapeutic writing.

Monica says: “A Fox Crossed My Path is about mental illness: my own intermittent episodes of serious depression over a period of forty years. More than that, it is about how I have written in so many different ways about this illness over a long period of time. This mini-book shows how creative and therapeutic writing has helped me come to terms with what has happened to me.”

About Monica Suswin:

Monica has a background in humanistic psychotherapy, has worked as a BBC
researcher and radio producer (Woman’s Hour) and gained an MA in Creative Writing (Sussex University 2002). Currently she is writing a series of mini-books on creative therapeutic writing (independently published) and has contributed to the Writing for Therapy and Personal Development Series (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Monica runs Cabin on the Hill - a retreat for women writers in Sussex where she lives. She offers workshops on the healing power of writing; supervision or mentoring, as well as sessions on all aspects of writing.
blog: monicasuswin.wordpress.com

Fox illustrations c. Olivia Haughton