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Writing and creating stories as a way of coping with difficult life experiences

Erika Nagode (2022) Writing and creating stories as a way of coping with difficult life experiences. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    In my thesis I was researching the social phenomena of writing and publishing books on the topic of going through difficult and challenging life experiences. This kind of literature is becoming increasingly popular, even by authors who are not professional writers. My main research question was, how writing and making stories is affecting mental states of people. I was conducting half structured interviews with three Slovenian authors of published books about coping with difficult life experiences. I was intending to gain a better introspect into how mechanisms of writing and story making affect mental health. These introspections are contributing to a better understanding of writing, as a medium of expressive arts therapy, that is accessible, due to its relative simplicity and availability, to the wide population of people.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: writing, story making, expressive arts therapy, narrative theory
    Number of Pages: 72
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Vesna PodgornikMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/112226051
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 7228
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 10:29
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 10:29
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/7228

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