Sensory and writing groups

Sensory therapy and writing can help you manage anxiety, stress and depression. We offer these treatments as part of our mental health programs, working with you to help you develop better ways of coping with your day-to-day life.

Our approach is centred on you, providing access to a team of health care professionals to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

What happens in sensory and writing groups?

Sensory therapy teaches you to use all of your senses – sight, sound, taste, touch and movement, to understand your feelings to help you better manage anxiety, stress and depression.

It can include physical therapy such as yoga or exercise groups, taking a hot shower or bath or taking part in diversional arts and crafts. Sensory therapy may also be incorporated in other activities such as arts therapy, music therapy, aromatherapy and light therapy to help you reconnect and improve your health and wellbeing.

Writing therapy or narrative therapy allows you to put your thoughts and feelings on paper, giving you a better perspective on how and why you approach situations the way you do, and how you might change your thoughts and behaviours to respond in a more positive way.

Therapy benefits

Both sensory and writing therapy can benefit you by:

  • helping you improve how you see yourself and those around you
  • making you aware of how you manage relationships and engage in social activities
  • teaching you ways to better control your environment and trigger situations
  • helping you to understand how the sensory is related to anxiety and trauma
  • promoting greater resilience.

These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and require you to fully participate in the care and management of your health. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether this treatment is suitable for you.