Pauline Beaumont has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy, a post graduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapy and a Diploma in Group Work Practice. Based in a university Health and Wellbeing Service, she works as a student counsellor at Newcastle University, supporting students who are struggling with a wide range of mental health problems. Bread is a passionate hobby, and as a mother of six, feeding people is what makes her happy. She feels there is a synergy between therapeutic work, writing and baking bread that is fulfilling creatively and interpersonally. Mixing, proving and baking bread punctuates her week.
She is working on her first book which looks at the way bread making can act as form of therapy and self-care. BREAD THERAPY, out in September 2020, is a love letter to real bread and the many ways baking our own loaves can help us to feel well and to live better lives. A self-help book with recipes, it celebrates bread making as a way of understanding ourselves better, learning important life lessons and making positive changes to our mental and physical wellbeing. Despite sometimes appearing a bit scary, making bread is something that anyone can do. This book provides an encouragement to the novice and a new way of looking at the benefits of the process for the seasoned bread baker.
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