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Gillie Bolton

Gillie Bolton has worked in reflective and therapeutic writing for personal and professional development for twenty-five years, and has written and edited five books, one of which is now in its third edition. A grandmother of three, she lives in Bloomsbury, London, and Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

JKP publications by Gillie Bolton

  1. The Writer's Key

    The Writer's Key

    Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

    Gillie Bolton

    The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 168pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-475-1
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 168pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-854-1
  2.  Write Yourself

    Write Yourself

    Creative Writing and Personal Development

    Gillie Bolton

    Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 288pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-110-1
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 288pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-308-9
  3.  Writing Routes

    Writing Routes

    A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing

    Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson

    Writing Routes is an essential roadmap for anybody setting out on the journey of self-discovery through words. Seventy contributors from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances explain how they came to write a particular piece and why, how they found ways of transforming their experience into writing, and how it was beneficial to them. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 240pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-107-1
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-303-4
  4.  Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

    Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

    Edited by Gillie Bolton

    This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play. Learn More
    2007, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 216pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-516-9
    2007, Ebook, ePUB, 216pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-680-3
  5.  Writing Works

    Writing Works

    A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities

    Edited by Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson

    Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Practitioners contribute detailed accounts of organizing writing workshops for clients. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-468-1
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-549-3
  6.  Trauma, the Body and Transformation

    Trauma, the Body and Transformation

    A Narrative Inquiry

    Edited by Kim Etherington

    Trauma suffered during childhood can affect not only a person's emotional and mental health, but also their physical health, even into adulthood. This unique book fills a gap in research in this area, providing personal and theoretical perspectives on trauma and recovery. Learn More
    2003, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 208pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-106-2
    2003, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-640-7
  7.  Journeys into Palliative Care

    Journeys into Palliative Care

    Roots and Reflections

    Edited by Christina Mason

    This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £23.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-030-0
    2002, Ebook, PDF, 192pp, £23.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-328-4
  8. The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing

    The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing

    Writing Myself

    Gillie Bolton

    Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides practical, well tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further. Learn More
    1999, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £17.95
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-599-0
    1999, Ebook, PDF, 256pp, £17.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-227-0