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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Writing Is Therapeutic

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Writing therapy is writing down
your feelings, painful memories,
situations you can't seem to
move on from, or why you're

Writing is an out-let for negative
energy. It allows you to see
those feelings outside of yourself,
and then put them into perspective.

The therapeutic avenue is visited
with a therapist or a counselor.

In this post, I'm going to explain
how to use writing therapy privately.

In reality, some people, for whatever
reason, can't visit an office to do it.

Use writing therapy by writing out
each detail of a painful memory.
If it becomes too hard, stop. Never
force yourself. Put away the writing
exercise. Work on it tomorrow.

The process can be slow. It could
take weeks, months, but working
through an issue is worth it. Be
patient with yourself.

There will be times when you can't
look at what you wrote. Still, don't
stop using the technique. Return
in three days, six days.

Reason out why you're having a
difficult time before writing again.

Take a separate writing pad to
jot down why you're shying
away from therapy writing. Look
at it. Come to terms with it. You'll
feel better, and it's a major

Writing therapy will relieve
stress, and help you understand
life better.

The key is to have the courage
to do it. It's not easy.

A person was involved in a shooting,
for example. It's, without a doubt,

Anger serves no useful purpose.
Take that anger, fear, to a pad,
computer, and write about it.
Don't leave a detail out. Pour all
your inner feelings into it.

How did you feel at that moment?
How did you get in that situation?
What steps can be taken to avoid
such circumstances in the future?
Forgive the person? Forgive
yourself? What did you learn from
the experience? What is your life
like? How have you changed?
Become a better person?

Writing therapy can be applied to
a successful job too.

"How?" You asked.

Download the cause(s) of your
stress, and use writing therapy.
Where is the stress coming from?
Is there a better way to handle it?
Adjust your work schedule? List
suggestions to yourself. Execute

In conclusion, writing therapy
addresses any problem. Simply,
write about it. Take your time.
If it's too difficult, put it aside.
Come back tomorrow. Keep
working on the issues, problems,
until you've gained control back,
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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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