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Expressive Writing: Words that Heal
     

Expressive Writing: Words that Heal

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by James Pennebaker
 

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Expressive Writing: Words that Heal provides research results, in layman's terms, which demonstrate how and when expressive writing can improve health. It explains why writing can often be more helpful than talking when dealing with trauma, and it prepares the reader for their writing experience. The book looks at the most serious issues and helps the

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Expressive Writing: Words that Heal provides research results, in layman's terms, which demonstrate how and when expressive writing can improve health. It explains why writing can often be more helpful than talking when dealing with trauma, and it prepares the reader for their writing experience. The book looks at the most serious issues and helps the reader process them. From the instructions: “Write about what keeps you awake at night. The emotional upheaval bothering you the most and keeping you awake at night is a good place to start writing.”
Includes:
* A basic four-day, 20-minute daily writing session program
* A six-week writing program using a different technique each week
* Additional techniques for expressive writing
* Instructions on how to analyze what was written

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611580464
Publisher:
Idyll Arbor, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/14/2014
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
161,454
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Expressive Writing: Words that Heal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
I think wonderful book is a powerful tool, with great potential for "using expressive writing to overcome traumas and  emotional upheavals, resolve issues, improve health, and build resilience." The authors talk about the health benefits of writing; they act as coaches to assist in actual writing experiences, with specific day-by-day instructions. They also discuss different types of writing, including story telling, poetic, legacy, and affirmative writing. In their conclusion, they state "to continue this personal growth and healing, try to see your writing as a practice, much like yoga or meditation, or like regularly going to the gym. Use your writing to reframe experiences, write about events from a perspective of compassion and empathy, write about everyday events with great attention to details and a spirit of mindfulness, and write your appreciation and gratitude for what many may call the little things-things we know are the only things needful."