Laura Napran is our Writing for Wellbeing therapist. Writing for Wellbeing is an activity to increase self-awareness and foster positive attitudes towards change & growth. She believes that we all have inner wisdom which we can access by using our own creativity through writing. Her guided writing activities encourage personal growth, spark the imagination, and foster self-awareness and mindfulness.
She has a PhD from University of Cambridge, is a member of Lapidus (Literary Arts for Personal Development), and NAWE (National Association for Writers in Education).
Laura has broad and varied teaching experience including leading Writing for Wellbeing workshops throughout England and Scotland, university lecturing, teaching children with the National Trust, being a Laughter Yoga leader, and guiding history walks. She has won the Lit and Phil Library Short Story Competition, and has been shortlisted for awards for her poetry with the Ilkley Literary Festival and the Stephen Spender Trust. She also has a number of academic publications.
Laura is currently working on a book about her unique approach to Writing for Wellbeing as a means for creative healing and growth.