Creative Bridges International

Work and research with words for wellbeing.

Creative Bridges International 2019

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Creative Bridges International: CB LOGOWork & Research
with Words for Wellbeing

13 & 14 July 2019 | 10.00am-5.30pm |
Engineer’s House | The Promenade | Clifton | Bristol BS8 3NB

Creative Bridges International brings together the varied experiences of researchers, practitioners and participants to explore and expand the diversity of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) and words for wellbeing. Drawing from a range of disciplines (literature, counselling & psychotherapy, neuropsychology, medicine, emotional geography, socio-spiritual approaches and more),  Creative Bridges will showcase relevant research and practice, assess the current picture of the international field and find inspiring and robust ways to bring CWTP research and practice to our diverse communities across the globe.

Keynote Speaker: Larry Butler

Weaving the Threads between movement & words – exploring our inner dimensions

One of the most frequently quoted statistics is that 93% of all daily communication is nonverbal. With Taiji and qigong we can re-awaken our vitality, with Authentic movement (inner directed movement or spontaneous qigong) we can give creative expression to our inner life; and inspired by these inner-directed movements we will weave our way towards verbal expression.

In this talk I will encourage you to see and be seen, to hear and be heard. My presentation will gather threads of body sensation allowing words and images to float to the surface then out of our mouths or on to paper.


Born in the USA, and living in Glasgow since 1981, Larry Butler has taught Tai-Chi and led improvisation workshops, and co-founded the Poetry Healing Project with Graham Hartill out of which emerged Survivors’ Poetry Scotland, then Lapidus Scotland; previously in London he was Director of PlaySpace Trust, Matchbox Theatre, and co-director of the Drama Therapy Centre. He carried out a feasibility study for the Greater Glasgow Health Board on the idea of “Arts on Prescription”; and he edited with Ted Bowman an on-line bibliotherapy toolkit for facilitators. 

Also: all attendees will receive eight CPD hours per day of the conference attended. Certificates included in every conference pack.

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