Creativity is such a critical part of who I am. I draw. I write. I think creatively.
In part it is my abstract and creative thinking style that often lends itself well to my work with people and certainly in driving our service forwards.
I have just written three children’s books to enable my own children understand emotions; I have driven our photographic work, I’ve published poetry widely and one of my most proud products is our book In Our Own Words.
I try to use my creativity to convey things that are difficult to understand and find that the use of metaphor and imagery is really important to me in all aspects of my life. They help me express things in a different way.
I’ve published a paper on how poetry and metaphor can be used to develop a shared understanding of someone’s experiences. If you’d like to read it you can access it HERE