“The chatter today has been about how good your workshop was and how we can make use of the diary and the skills… so you have left us all with good memories and lots of tools to support our work people who use the service. And, some weeks later I discovered that one of our patient participants has taken to diary writing like a duck to water and is using it daily to support her recovery….”
Dr. Ciarán Newell, Consultant Nurse Eating Disorders/Facilitator Research and Development at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
June Alexander will present two Workshops on the Diary at Bournemouth, UK, at the invitation of Dr Ciarán Newell, Consultant Nurse Eating Disorders/, Facilitator Research and Development, Dorset Healthcare Web: www.
- Using the diary as a ‘Get to Know Me’ tool — for patients and health practitioners
- Using the narrative to encourage story-sharing, wellness and well-being — for community health staff and caregivers
The basis for the workshops will be June’s latest book, Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders – The Diary Healer http://www.tandfebooks.
Diana has experienced eating disorders and recovery firsthand, with herself and her daughter. She co-founded The Diary Healer website with June Alexander and has written several blog posts based on her personal experiences in the hope that sharing her stories will give others a sense of community and connection, and give herself some perspective and healing along the way. If you would like to contact Diana, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org