What Is Writing Therapy?
Writing therapy, also known as expressive writing, is a form of therapy that uses writing to explore the feelings, emotions, and traumas that might be too difficult to discuss during traditional talk therapy.
What Are the Benefits?
While everyone can benefit from better emotional awareness, writing can be particularly cathartic for those in recovery. Benefits include:
Emotional Exploration – Writing allows you to get in touch with your subconscious mind, allowing you to gain a better understanding of how you truly feel.
Emotional Release – Writing allows you to let go of any pent up emotions, decreasing your stress and anxiety levels.
Self-Awareness – Recording your actions and interactions provides you insight into your behavior and how others view you. This increases self-awareness and promotes personal growth.
Accountability – Writing down goals keeps you accountable and empowers you to stay on track.
Improved Health – Writing reduces stress and improves your mood, which helps lower blood pressure, strengthen your immune system, and reduce anxiety levels.