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Writing Therapy

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Maddie Watkins

on 28 May 2013

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Finally Resources Writing therapy is a way to gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and experiences by using words as a medium for expression Writing Therapy What is writing therapy? Techniques Writing therapy helps... Depression Activity! Take out a piece of paper and start writing about something that emotionally frustrated you or a secret that you want to get off of your chest.

We will tell you when to stop. Testimonials "I couldn't trust a therapist the way I could a piece of paper. Paper's always there to reread or rewrite. Once you've said something you can't unsay it, but with a page of writing you can. You don't ever have to share it. You can burn it if you want." - Gillie Bolton, researcher at University of Sheffield Rex Hupy & Maddie Watkins Poetry
Journaling
Storytelling Narratives
Dialogue Deepest thoughts and feelings
Forget conventional rules
"Mind Dump"
Concrete theme Where? Clinical setting
Group vs. Individual
At home PTSD Memory Academic performance Asthma Arthritis IBS Cancer Troubled teens Stress relief Benefits of Writing Therapy No side effects
Any age
Anywhere
Inexpensive “'My therapist listens silently to my most sinister darkness, my most bizarre fantasy, my most cherished dream. And I can scream, whimper, thrash, rage, exult, foam, celebrate. I can be funny, snide, introspective, accusatory, sarcastic, helpless, brilliant, sentimental, profound, caustic, inspirational, opinionated or vulgar. My therapist accepts all of this without comment, judgment, or reprisal.' - Kathleen Adams, founder of the Center for Journal Therapy in Colorado http://www.marksdailyapple.com/writing-therapy/#axzz2UXfh15RS
http://parentingteens.about.com/od/parentingtroubledteens/a/Writing-Therapy-Troubled-Teens.htm
http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/11/5/338.full
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2002/jul/28/shopping
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130405/Writing-therapy-is-an-evidence-based-treatment-for-PTS-says-study.aspx
http://www.createwritenow.com/personal-growth-journaling-blog/bid/89547/writing-therapy-lessons-from-dr-james-pennebaker
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