Guest bloggers and story tellers wanted!

This is a call for you – or someone you know – to share a story. Whether a seasoned author or someone who wants to share their pain (in writing); be that psychological – or physiological. #bloggerswanted

You can also choose to remain anon, if this helps! 

Who am I looking for to take part in this groundbreaking project?

Anyone who may have found their answers and overcome the challenges, or – they may still be living it. The purpose is to encourage them to express this – and for others to learn about it. Guest bloggers, first time writers; it matters not!

My Objective

To help raise mental health awareness, and reduce stigma, wherever it occurs. This project, entitled – The “Living with…” Series ©, has been created by psychotherapist, Bob Brotchie, of Anglia Counselling Ltd ™ (UK)

This resource is to be curated from a number of subjects relating to health and wellbeing – both psychological and physiological – from authors who live with mental illness and other challenges to health and relationships.

Each series will run for 5-7 days – “Living with… ” – One topic per author – One author a day. Each topic will run for a week at a time and are designed primarily to enhance awareness of what living with these challenges is really like; warts and all.

So, to clarify, each author will have their story published on one day of that topics week via the Anglia Counselling website, and be promoted across a number of social media platforms, ad-infinitum. Five days = Five authors!

Each author will try to write on just one topic, where possible, and the post should be between 750 – 1500 words.

It’s not all tough stuff. The topics may be about what works for you, or them!

The benefits of this can be in helping improve the readers understanding and reduce ignorance – so dealing head on with the significant issue of stigma and discrimination in psychological, emotional and other health issues, wherever they occur. Examples of some of the topics we will be covering are:

  • Bipolar I & II
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • addiction (any)
  • anger
  • jealousy
  • eating disorders and body dysmorphia
  • post natal depression (PND)
  • Autism/Asperger’s (adults/parents)
  • parenting
  • workplace issues
  • general wellbeing
  • meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • relationships (infidelity, same sex, family, social)
  • chronic pain
  • low self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • PTSD
  • counselling experiences
  • adoption

Contact me if you wish to discuss or have another area you would like to write about. Please get in touch for further information. All material submitted will be considered. Those chosen will be consulted about final publication, dates, terms and conditions.

Are you ready to share your story?

 

About the author
Bob Brotchie

Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, life coach and creator of Conscious Living by Design™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

Bob provides bespoke counselling services to clients in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).

6 Comments

  1. Robert A. Martinez, Ed.D.

    Hi Bob,
    I’ve been blogging for a whole two months, and my writing centers on issues of resiliency, education, and the importance for all educators to understand their importance in creating environments for all students to “Grow in Peace!” In one of my blogs I have added a Youtube video that I created to discuss an idea called, “Transformational Resiliency.” I briefly touch upon some of my adolescent struggles, which were mitigated by resiliency. I’d love to share my story in your blog.

    • Thank you Robert, I think myself and the readers would enjoy that. Do you want this to be a standalone blog post, or part of the “Living with…” series I’m creating?.

  2. Tim

    May I make a request, please?

    I feel it would encourage more of us to write pieces for the project if you felt able to publish a page with, say, a tentative schedule made up from pieces promised or received. People are often inspired to write by knowing that others have written. I am inspired, sometimes, by seeing that someone else has covered a topic, because, being me, I just know I can do it better, even if I’m sadly mistaken!

    • A reasonable suggestion, Tim.
      The project topics are significant in numbers and as such, I promote in advance as interest grows and authors make themselves known. Somewhat chicken and egg but I have written a number of posts promoting the theme – and prior to the inaugural “living with” project around Bipolar.
      By nature, a number of promises will remain unfulfilled and this makes promotion and scheduling – in advance quite challenging.
      I do commit to the idea, Tim, thank you.

      • Tim

        It is possible, but not certain, that the unfulfilled requests will become fewer if a tentative, and I do mean tentative, schedule is published. The trivial pressure of seeing your scheduled article up in lights in advance may be the spur needed to deliver it.

        However, I was thinking only of submitted and accepted pieces when I posted my thought.

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