Masters research into expressive writing (journaling) with global tech executives, 2018

written July 4, 2019 by Nicky Torode

I wrote a non-academic article about my 2018 research into the impact on wellbeing of guided expressive writing with global tech executives. It was published in the journal published by Lapidus International, the organisation in the UK for writing for wellbeing.

Journalling Technique – Topic of the Day

written June 4, 2019 by Nicky Torode

Do you ever get stuck on what to write about in your journal every day? In my experience, this is a key reason why some people give up on # journalling. Here is a simple technique to take away that worry of what to write.


written by Nicky Torode

I’m feeling so grateful for receiving this stunning and touching card in the post today from a participant from my journalling workshops. It’s great to know how expressive writing in groups can really be the start of a positive new journey. Thank you so much

Mandala Journalling – for the old and new year

written December 31, 2018 by Nicky Torode

Love this time of year – saying goodbye to the year passing and inviting in the new year with gusto. One journalling technique which helps me capture my reflections of the outgoing year and my intentions for the new is the ancient practice of creating


written November 16, 2018 by Nicky Torode

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. A great quote to remind us that we need to ‘check in’ with feedback from others. Thank you for these precious words from the ladies who journalled this week. Start the Week Write is on Mondays at Kings Road

Start the week write!

written February 10, 2018 by Nicky Torode

Want to hit the ground running every Monday? Then drop in to this journalling for success group, Start the Week Write. We use a mix of freewriting, journalling and coaching conversations to get you to kickstart your week. Drop in, write, and connect.  See where

What deck awaits your first excited step?

written by Nicky Torode

Asking yourself questions is a powerful way to clarify your goals and the answers are all there in the writing. Writing takes you to places you weren’t aware of, uncovers the treasure trove of possibilities, all within you. This poem invites you to explore, go

Welcome to the wonderful world of writing

written May 14, 2016 by Nicky Torode

Five a day

written May 13, 2016 by Nicky Torode

  Do you believe in five a day? Not only the fruit/veg variety but five minutes of writing a day! Writing has the power to calm, to unjumble as your words tumble onto the page. It makes sense of that dilemma, it shrinks that problem down to

The long short haul…a tense travel tale!

written January 1, 2016 by Nicky Torode

The Long Short Haul captures those tense moments of being squashed on a plane back then when my son was a baby, strapped to my torso. Right then, with a fellow passenger already spilling into my side, does my son decide to test his lungs.

A tiny tale in anthology by Mother’s Milk Books

written by Nicky Torode

Loved writing this tiny tale Love is… tears of joy and sadness!

Sorted! Life coaching for teens

written September 20, 2012 by Nicky Torode

This guided journal came out of my work with teenagers in pupil referral units, those at risk of exclusion from secondary and young people at young offending in London. I secured grant funding from various sources for the social enterprise I founded, Raise Your Game,

Older research and publications

written September 20, 2008 by Nicky Torode

Here are a few, chapters, articles, co-authored publications