Expressive writing; a new way to journal

Do you journal?

A lot of us do. Journaling is a great way to work through our problems, express emotions, and get our thoughts OUT and onto paper. It’s a terrific way to affirm, pay attention to, and really “hear” ourselves. If you’ve ever journaled and felt the sense of clarity or peace that comes from collecting your thoughts and expressing them in writing,  maybe it’s time to try “expressive writing.”

Expressive writing is a bit different from just writing thoughts and activities in a journal.  It is used as a way to deal with old or new traumatic events or memories. When using expressive writing, it is necessary to reflect on a specific challenge, traumatic experience, or memory in order to discover new meaning in the event.

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Expressive writing; a new way to journal
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Journaling is a great way to work through our problems, express emotions, and get our thoughts OUT of us and onto paper. It’s a way terrific way to affirm, pay attention to, and really “hear” ourselves. If you’ve ever journaled and felt the sense of clarity or peace that comes from collecting your thoughts and expressing them in writing, maybe it’s time to try “expressive writing.” Expressive writing is different from just writing your thoughts and activities in a journal. It’s a special way of coping with old or new trauma. When using expressive writing, we reflect on a specific challenge or traumatic experience, or memory. We can find new meaning in the event.
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