Heal With Writing

Conflict is a necessary ingredient for creating an intriguing story. And conflict is an inevitable part of life. Disappointment, sadness, sickness, and death plague us at different points in time and in different ways. We all have methods of coping with what we don’t understand, of dealing with painful situations in our lives. One therapeutic technique that helps us heal in times of confusion, broken hearts, and deepest loss is simple but so very powerful—writing.

Here is how we can heal with writing :

  • Dealing with something difficult? Your mind works overtime when you experience emotional upheaval, like the loss of a relationship or job.
  • Try writing about the upheaval. Writing will help you make sense of the event and reduce distress.
  • Write for 15-20 minutes, 4 days in a row. Write about your deepest thoughts and emotions.
  • Try putting the event into a story. Or write about the event from someone else’s perspective.
  • Don’t worry about spelling and grammar. Don’t overdo it by writing about a distressing even for more than a couple weeks.
  • Write only for yourself. Deal only with events and situations you can handle now.
  • Writing may make you healthier. You may visit the doctor less. Physical wounds may heal faster. You may sleep better and improve your immune function and working memory.
  • You’ll be able to focus on other things. You may feel more connected in relationships and be able to focus on work and school.
  • Writing isn’t just for introverts. Although introverts love solitary activities that allow them to delve into their inner world.

Reference : https://introvertdear.com/news/heal-emotionally-writing-infographic/

15 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the article.

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  1. clcouch123 says:

    As a teacher of writing and a writer, I’m glad you offer writing as a means for healing. I agree that when writing personally, concerns for grammar and syntax are not important. The only issue is reading after. As long as the writing is clear to the writer, rules are no concern. If for some reason there should be more of an audience later on, then grammar becomes important.

    Authenticity is prime from the start.

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    1. GS says:

      I see it as an outlet for many people. They could write about upsetting events or memories, really pouring your heart out. to your paper therapist. They’ll make more sense of the distressing events and come to terms with them in meaningful ways. They can say all they want to say, and you’ll feel a real sense of relief and catharsis, after you’ve finished for the day. When no one will listen, journal writing gives a chance to turn to yourself. Writing your innermost thoughts down is so therapeutic. Just trust yourself and see where it leads you. If ideas come, jot them down before you forget them.

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  2. Wonderful post 💐💐💐

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked it Prakash. New studies show that expressive writing can improve mood and lessen the effects of psychological trauma. It can help victims of trauma and abuse recover more quickly. And writing can assist you in your quest to better know and understand yourself. So, remember, you can heal yourself through writing on many levels.

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  3. Darazizi says:

    Yes, writing especially journaling your thoughts and experiences is particularly therapeutic. Definitely is and I enjoy it. It helps to unravel a lot of bundled up emotions and understand things better. If you can say it in words, write it out and dialogue with your diary. A lot of psychologists use this method in therapy when dealing with grief-stricken clients.

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    1. GS says:

      Studies show that writing about emotional issues helps to reduce stress by reducing the body’s cortisol levels, an important stress hormone. Writing to heal yourself is a matter of tackling an important problem and putting your thoughts and feelings down on paper. You’ll feel and sleep better, after you get your thoughts and worries off your chest. Sound sleep improves the body’s ability to heal, and will help you to recover from painful experiences faster. Simply by getting your thoughts on paper will make you feel like you’re beginning to improve the situation.

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  4. I am an extrovert, who loves to write. Not just through blog, but through the three books I am working on. Tale of the Cattail Forest is on its 5th draft, Lizzy the Lizard is on its first, while Greatest Discovering is still at the developing and developing stage.

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    1. GS says:

      That is so amazing. I am planning to write a book as well on affirmations.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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  5. Always happy to share your wonderful post, My Dear!
    xoxo
    😘💕🌹

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you!!!

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