Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives

Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives

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by Louise DeSalvo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807072435

ISBN-13: 9780807072431

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Beacon Press

In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are an inevitable part of life. Contrary to what most self-help books claim, just writing won't help you; in fact,

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In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are an inevitable part of life. Contrary to what most self-help books claim, just writing won't help you; in fact, there's abundant evidence that the wrong kind of writing can be damaging.

DeSalvo's program is based on the best available and most recent scientific studies about the efficacy of using writing as a restorative tool. With insight and wit, she illuminates how writers, from Virginia Woolf to Henry Miller to Audre Lorde to Isabel Allende, have been transformed by the writing process. Writing as a Way of Healing includes valuable advice and practical techniques to guide and inspire both experienced and beginning writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807072431
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST BEACON
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
283,349
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I found this book at the local library. Anyone that has been through anykind of trauma in their lives and have tried other forms of therapy? or if they haven't tried any therapy yet? Then try this book on for size. It combines psychology and writing and journaling. Dr. Desalvo discusses the in and outs along with the correct and incorrect way to go about using art (specifically writing) as a form of therapy.