How writing can support mental health - 12.06.2019 by Litteraturhuset i Trondheim published on 2019-06-12T13:52:57Z BEAUTY BLOSSOMS IN BETWEEN The Literature House in Trondheim is pleased to host a lecture on how the writing can support mental health and wellbeing, or what bring us to write diaries, letters, poems and novels? What inspires us write about reality or imagination? How can literature foster insights and support us in our search for meaning? What are the implications of writing for mental health and wellbeing? In this lecture, Olga Lehmann will explore altogether with the audience some psychological perspectives to journaling, poetry and literature. Olga´s mission is that of making the world a more poetic place, and by this, reconciling what is human in us: the fragility and vulnerability of our existence, and the beauty that blossoms entering and exploring the tensions that form our emotional world. She will also offer some suggestions of questions to address when journaling and or writing in general. Olga V. Lehmann, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Mental Health, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. She is also the Head (and heart) of Health and Compassionate practices at Pracademy. She is a poetess, teacher, psychologist and researcher interested in feelings and emotions, silence-phenomena, meditative and contemplative practices, communication, poetic instants and wellbeing. She has edited Acompanar la finitud (San Pablo, 2014), as well as co-edited Poetry and Imagined Worlds (Palgrave, 2017), Deep Experiencing: Dialogues Within the Self 2017, SpringerBriefs) and Poesikveld I Trondheim. En antologi (Forlaget Beijing Trondheim). She runs writing courses for older adults as part of her current research project at NTNU, and hosts poesikveld I Trondheim -an inclusion-through-poetry community initiative. The profit of the event would be donated to Olga’s community project to support writing courses for older adults.