4. How do you do it? Option 1 for reflective writing
Many of the texts on reflective writing encourage practitioners to write about their emotional reactions to situations (Bolton, 2001, Johns, 1995, 2004).
Bolton suggests reflecting on;
actions (what you did)
ideas (what you thought about)
feelings (what you made of it all)
Writing about these three aspects may be a good place to start if you feel uncertain about reflective writing. It may not seem appropriate to you to explore feelings in the context of reflections on CPD events. However, many of the challenges of therapists’ or assistants’ work do have an ‘emotional’ component to them.