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For the Week of August 30, 2015: Looking for Home

Understand, I was only a girl

living the days as they came.

I did not know I would leave.

though I had a secret

I did not tell and will not ever, 1,040 more words

Expressive Writing

Therapeutic Writing: The Power of Constructing a Story.

As I mentioned in my last post, James Pennebaker was one of the first to research (and confirm) the positive benefits of therapeutic writing. He has written or edited ten books and authored or co-authored over 250 articles on the subject. 987 more words

Therapeutic Writing.

For the Week of August 23, 2015: When Life Changes

I’ve been thinking about change:  how life can change in an instant or slowly and gradually, yet how the reality of change seems to descend all at once.  935 more words

Expressive Writing

Words for My Son

Dear child, you are the keeper of my heart.
For you, a love beyond measure;
Not given by choice, but that which was
stolen from the day that we met. 36 more words

Is This Love?

I am a slave to my mind. This rapture; a lure, seducing my heart and dictating my actions. My thoughts are the emperor; I am bound to his commands. 213 more words

10 Free Resources for Creating a Writing Practice for Self Care

Not everyone can come to my classes to write through trauma in a supportive group setting, so I decided when I started teaching that I would provide my core in-class resources on my site.  259 more words

Writing Through Trauma

How can research help us understand therapeutic writing?

Once upon a time, only people like Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Graham Greene knew that writing is therapeutic. ‘Give sorrow words.’ Shakespeare told us, ‘The grief that does not speak/Whispers the o’er fraught heart, and bids it break.’ Centuries later Greene added that, ‘Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.’ But how do we know therapeutic writing can help us feel better about ourselves and our world? 684 more words

Therapeutic Writing.