Published in The Guardian, this is the best description of writing therapy I have read!

Hello, 
I found this excellent article about writing therapy and I wanted to show you this superb description of writing therapy from journalist Jim Pollard in The Guardian, 10 years ago.
 
“It’s cheap, available to all and works on everything from anxiety to depression… Jim Pollard spells out the power of therapeutic writing. Sunday 28 July 2002 

“It has helped groups as diverse as Vietnam veterans, psychiatric prisoners and sex offenders to deal with personal trauma. It has helped ease the symptoms in specific illnesses, such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. It has been shown to boost the immune system and in one study even helped unemployed Texans find new jobs. Most recently, it helped US students to come to terms with 11 September. There are no side-effects and it is available to anyone of any age, pretty much anywhere, over the counter.

If it were a drug, this versatile little treatment would surely have a public profile to match Viagra. Indeed, the lack of a pharmaceutical company to promote it is perhaps part of the reason why its benefits are so little known. It’s cheaper than any drug – the cost of a pen and paper. Because the miracle treatment is simply what I am doing right now: writing.”

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