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49 Ways to Write Yourself Well

Quick Overview

49 Ways to Write Yourself Well is an inspirational guide to improving your confidence and general well-being through writing. Written by a leading creative-writing trainer and life coach, this book is a compendium of tools, techniques and activities which you can draw on to help you take control of your emotions, relationships and personal goals, and find a greater sense of self. The book is structured into 49 different and complementary approaches to using writing in creative and transformational ways for enhancing well-being.

The information and exercises will help you to build and maintain a regular writing practice, as well as set up and maintain a journal. Learn how to use creative writing to identify and manage your emotions, release emotional and mental blocks, practise coaching models on the page to discover solutions to work or personal challenges, and reframe relationships with oneself and others. With recent research showing the positive and health-improving benefits that can come through writing, this guide will help you express yourself and achieve a greater sense of personal well-being.

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Health Professional Review

Health Professional Reviewer: Liz Maluschnig, Counsellor, MNZCCA. Reviewed 12 October 2015.

Book Title: 49 Ways to Write Yourself Well


Jackee Holder MA, BA – Executive Leadership Coach, trainer, creative-writing tutor and interfaith minister. Jackee has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and Personal Development, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching and a Diploma in Performance Coaching. She is the author of 2 other books.

Date published: 2015

Suitable for: This book is excellent for any person wanting to increase their knowledge of self-awareness and creative expression through writing. It is also great for anybody wanting to begin or further their creative writing practice. Intermediate reading level.

Problems addressed: Wellness.

Book Summary: 

This book is a collection of therapeutic tools, techniques, practices and activities all presented in a very user-friendly format. Jackee covers a wide range of healing practices often used in counselling and creative writing and presents each one in a very concise format – giving the essential information and practical application exercises. It is a true Self Help book encouraging ways to manage your emotions and connect again with your Intuitive Self, the place where all true healing and creativity lives.

 Strengths and Weaknesses:

Excellent presentation and easy to use format and practice. You can turn to any 2 page spread for a synopsis of that particular ‘Way’ or writing practice and each page offers a consice explanation and practical exercise to do.

Very easy explanations all well supported with scientific research and great application exercises. The book is very colorful and A5 size with glossy pages making it easy to hold and enjoyable to read.


I recommend starting from the beginning and working through all the exercises. I enjoyed Way 16 Fingerwalking the Labyrinth on page 58!


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