Dear Breath: using story structure to understand the value of letter writing for those living with breathlessness (Penny & Malpass, 2019)

Can using letters help create a personal narrative and public story, generating new ways of relating to breathlessness? 

A new paper by Life of Breath researcher Alice Malpass and collaborator Elspeth Penny explores the value of using theories of story structure with a protagonist, antagonist, a process of recognition and reconciliation in therapeutic letter-writing workshops as a health approach for those living with breathlessness. The full article is now available to download for free here.

Read more about Elspeth & Alice’s letter writing in their blog posts about past workshops and events.

Elspeth Penny & Alice Malpass (2019): Dear Breath: using story structure to understand the value of letter writing for those living with breathlessness – a qualitative study, Arts & Health, DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2018.1555178

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