Dr Gillie Bolton has been developing expressive and explorative writing for twenty-five years, having stumbled on its power to help with her severe childhood trauma. Author and editor of eight books on writing for personal and professional development, former editor of writing for healing columns in medical journals, she is working on a fourth edition of her Reflective Practice Writing, and a book on how to write inspirationally for academic publication. She edits a therapeutic writing book series for Jessica Kingsley Publishers, gives mentoring, supervision, and coaching to professionals, academics, and writers working in health settings, but loves best being grannie to three little tykes.
"I keenly support Write as Rain as it offers an excellent service that could well be lifesaving to those for whom writing is a perfect form of personal exploration, as it was for me. Email based help makes it wonderfully available to anyone anywhere."
Learn more about Gillie and her work at www.gilliebolton.com
Dr Barbara Clark is a linguistic anthropologist, concerned with how we use language in different situations and how context influences language use.
Dr Clark's research includes looking at how language is used in institutional and workplace settings where there is potential for miscommunication and misunderstanding. The methods that she uses allow her to 'read between the lines' which enables her to better understand what is said, what is not said, and what is really meant.
"I am very excited to work with Write As Rain as it gives me the opportunity to use the theories and techniques that I use in my consulting practice to support the therapists in their unique approach to helping people through therapeutic writing."
Learn more about Barbara and her work at www.you-say-tomato.com
Elaine Kingett is a PPA Highly Commended Writer of The Year; and has been a feature writer for Woman & Home magazine for over twelve years; documenting her life as a widow, a fiancée, a single woman, a mother, daughter, sister and friend. She has an MA in Professional Writing, is a children's creative writing mentor for the Ministry of Stories and a volunteer for MIND mental health charity.
In 2012, inspired by her mother's wartime diaries, she established Write it Down! – unique and inspirational memoir and creative writing classes that encourage us to take up a notebook and pen and record our lives for future generations. Classes include weekly Mums and Babies Creative Writing Classes, Writing and Drinking Salons, Women's Writing Retreats in the South of France and Women's Walking and Hiking Retreats in Mallorca. She has three children and lives in north London.
"I am very excited and honoured to be affiliated with Write As Rain, I have recently benefited from the written word therapy that Jenna and Caroline provide and can most warmly recommend it."