Course curriculum

  • 1

    Section 1: Introduction to the course and what to expect

    • Welcome to the course!

    • What we will be covering in this course

  • 2

    Section 2: Getting started, survey, tools and setting up

    • Getting started

    • Quick survey

    • Optional questions about emotions......

  • 3

    Section 3: Expressive writing: what is it and how was it discovered?

    • The development of expressive writing

    • Practical exercise: Free-writing and The Morning Pages

  • 4

    Section 4: Experiencing expressive writing

    • Choosing what to write about

    • Practical Exercise: Writing about your chosen experience

    • Repeating the expressive writing exercise

    • Reflections on your expressive writing

  • 5

    Section 5: Managing emotions

    • What are emotions?

    • What emotion is this?

    • Interoception - a new way for understanding our emotional experiences

    • Putting feelings into words - Pride

    • Putting anger into words - Part one

    • Putting anger into words - Part two

    • The story at the heart of the emotion

    • Summary of interoceptive awareness

    • Writing about traumatic experiences - Part One Important points

    • Writing about traumatic experiences Part Two Preparation

    • Writing about traumatic experiences Part Three Grounding technique

    • Writing about traumatic experiences Part Four Post-writing grounding

  • 6

    Section 6: Putting it all together

    • Part One - Offloading and disclosure and how it helps us

    • Part Two - Structuring and processing what you have written

    • Part Three - Part Three - Morning & Nightly Writing

    • Part Four - Writing Weekly or Whenever needed

  • 7

    Section 7: Adding music to your practice

    • Using music with your expressive writing practice (playlists)

    • Using music with your expressive writing practice (binaural music)

    • Reflections on the use of music in your practice

  • 8

    Section 8: Your personal processing plan

    • Developing your own personal processing plan

  • 9

    Next steps

    • Well done on reaching the end of the course!

    • Copy of Quick survey

    • Copy of Optional questions about emotions......

    • Course completed!