Stipendier för professionella

som vill utbilda sig i vår metodik

Write Your Self har tidigare delat ut stipendier, bestående av kostnadsfri utbildning för professionella som vill lära sig att handleda människor i vår skrivprocess och metodik. Här kan du läsa om våra tidigare stipendiater.

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Katie Watson


Katie is a part of the Greater Manchester Women’s Support Alliance (GMWSA), who provide specialist, gender-responsive and holistic support to women who have been involved in the Criminal Justice System, or who are at risk of becoming involved.

Katie, who’s also a writer, says, “Ultimately, I want my work with women to be focused not on their problems, but on their stories.”

M. Faisal Amir Malik


Faisal completed his MBBS from King Edward Medical University and is a researcher within the field of psychiatry. He says, “There is a lack of mental health professionals in our country. 400 psychiatrists for a population of more than 200 million. Writing can be a valuable tool in our fight against trauma, particularly in younger patients. But, unfortunately, there is little funding available and worse, there are few professionals who can provide systematic guidance. I want to learn to guide patients using this method.”

Cristina Pop


Cristina is a psychotherapist, working mainly with people who’ve experienced trauma.

She says, “Many of them have a background of developmental trauma and currently lead a life scarce in resources (mainly relational, but sometimes also financial), and I’m eager to learn new tools for working with them. I’m also looking for other ways to reach people who need psychological support but aren’t open to start therapy. In our culture, we’re still warming up to this kind of services, and many people are quite reluctant to try them. I think writing could be such an activity.”



Reesee is the founder of Reclaim Your Voice, an organisation hosting free monthly events where people who have experienced abuse share their stories.

She says, “Following the oral story sharing, we conduct group exercises which are designed to help participants express their feelings creatively. The program you are offering would be a great asset and would help me feel more confident in facilitating our exercises. Having this training would further enhance our efforts to help people break their silence. We believe that helping people find their voices can be so crucial to the healing process.”

Susanne Oliver Armstrong


Susanne is completing a Doctorate in Creative Arts in Queensland Australia, exploring the intergenerational transference of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) though the methodology of creative writing. She is also a grief counsellor, nurse, adult educator and grandmother.

“As a researcher and advocate for mental health and suicide prevention I promote the therapeutic value of creative writing, especially for those suffering from the impact of trauma. In my work, I have witnessed the power of healing through creative expression in women suffering from sexual abuse and domestic violence. I eagerly look forward to hosting Write Your Self conversations and workshops in my community, and to further promote the beneficial nature of writing throughout my networks in Australia.”

Maria Woglinde


Maria Woglinde, Sweden, is a yoga teacher. She offers yoga as a complement to other treatments at youth detention and rehabilitation centers.

“My mission is to provide yoga classes for relaxation, self regulation, recuperation and body awareness. The youths are often victims of circumstances where their sense of agency and ability to know right from wrong is impaired. Yoga can offer an opportunity to regain a sense of control and ability. Similar to what I think writing can do.

I also teach staff and management groups at these facilities about the effects of trauma sensitive yoga, and hopefully, in the future, about the healing potential of writing.”

Amanda Murphy


Amanda Murphy, Canada, works with youth who suffer trauma as a result of marginalisation or poverty.

“I’ve spent my last three summers running a literacy camp. At this camp we attempt to make reading, writing and storytelling engaging for the youth of the community – we want to give them a way to empower themselves by telling and understanding their own stories and the world around them. I would love to learn more about trauma and about how writing can help to heal. My dream is to be able to impart this knowledge on the youth that I work with, and to build resilience and promote healing.”

Philipa Wentzel


Philippa Wentzel works at an education centre dedicated to supporting refugee and migrant women in Germany, especially women who’ve fled violence and persecution, forced prostitution or trafficking.

“Through our work, we aim to provide the women with two things: a safe space, and empowerment to (re)find their own voice through language. Thanks to the scholarship, I’ll be able to introduce writing workshops, too. This would give students, who generally have little to no access to psychological support, opportunities to process and make sense of their feelings in a safe, nurturing environment. The more people who have access to these kinds of tools, the better. The need is there.”

Ingrid Hess


Ingrid Hess is currently getting her master’s degree in Societal Security. She is also a volunteer in the Norwegian Red Cross, in a program called “Network after sentencing”, working in jails in Norway.

Ingrid says, “I want to establish a writing group for women in these prisons. Most of them have gone through trauma. As their male counterparts, they’ve been beaten and abused most of their lives. However, the women in here have also been sexually abused and raped. I strongly believe that writing will encourage them to look at themselves differently and maybe get the courage to start a new life when they get out from prison.”

Ylva Maria Pavval


Ylva Maria Pavval driver Niejda – Chicks in Sápmi, en samisk organisation för samiska tjejer och kvinnor, verksam i Norge, Sverige, Finland och Ryssland. Organisationen startade som ett mentorprogram för samiska tjejer i Sverige 2010. Om samverkan med Write Your Self och om att använda vår metod skriver hon:

”Vi vill erbjuda ett utrymme för de som identifierar sig som samiska kvinnor och icke-män, där de kan vara sig själva och inte representera hela gruppen samer utåt. Det finns en enorm efterfrågan på aktiviteter och mötesplatser bland våra medlemmar och omgivande samhälle – och det finns ett skrikande behov att stärka oss som grupp för att hantera allt tryck som vi upplever just nu.

Vi har hittills inte hittat någon metod som passar med våra värderingar, för att jobba med alla de tunga frågor som våra medlemmar och övriga Sápmi sliter med. Jag tror att Write Your Self kan vara den metoden som kan passa för oss, att metodiskt börja erbjuda våra medlemmar verktyg, mötesplatser och metoder för att jobba också med de tyngsta sidorna i våra liv.’ ”

Emelie Hill Dittmer


Emelie Hill Dittmer är frilansjournalist och skrivpedagog med terapeutisk inriktning, bosatt i England och i Sverige. Så här vill hon använda vår metod:

”Jag vill fortsätta arbeta med vuxna med inlärningsvårigheter och nedsatt psykisk hälsa i sydöstra England. Jag samarbetar också med Svenska Kyrkan i London, där tanken är att starta upp ett antal grupper med fokus på terapeutiskt skrivande. Jag skulle också vilja starta upp skrivargrupper inom hospice-verksamheten i England och även i Sverige på sikt.

Mitt skrivande har burit mig genom livet, och har hjälpt mig att göra det mer begripligt. Då jag själv är ett så kallat maskrosbarn, känner jag ett starkt kall att hjälpa andra genom mina erfarenheter; att sätta ord på det svåra, för att kunna gå vidare, för att kunna göra obegripliga händelser mer begripliga, och på så vis kunna lita mer på sig själva, men också på sin omvärld igen.

Jag känner en oerhörd glädje inför denna uppgift, att vara en del av andra människors personliga utveckling, att få vara den mentor som jag önskar att jag själv hade under mina mest turbulenta år. Sammantaget känns det som om allt det som jag har har gjort under min livsresa såhär långt har lett mig fram till denna punkt.”

Brenda Lee Wright


Brenda Lee Wright är en kanadensisk terapeut som arbetar med överlevare av sexuella övergrepp och deras familjer. Hon vill använda vår metod i individuella samtal med kvinnor och också i grupper med mammor vars barn blivit utsatta för sexuella övergrepp.

”Jag känner mig så hedrad att ägna mig åt det arbete som jag gör och jag tror att detta licensprogram kommer att ge det ytterligare en nivå av en slags helighet” skriver Brenda.

Caroline Casco


Caroline Casco, Sweden, is a therapist and educator who works for an NGO focusing on women caught in trafficking and prostitution, as well as women who use sex in a self-destructive way.

“We actively seek out vulnerable women, and we run shelters where women can be safe and get a chance to find a new direction in life. Recently, we have also started transition homes, and that’s where I think writing could do a lot of good. As an opportunity to process trauma.”