The act of writing down, in many forms, deep and emotional issues or events in our lives and releasing ourselves from the burden of these things recurring in our minds.
Psychologists have been exploring the physical and emotional affects of writing therapy for more than 30 years.
Expressive Writing Therapy accompanies normal counseling or therapy and does not replace it.
Crossing both sides of your brain, Expressive Writing Therapy engages your left side to recount events logically and with accuracy, whilst accessing your deepest emotions about these events on the right side, through study, psychologists have discovered this is why it provides a complete release from pain and a holistic level of healing. This allows individuals the ability to move on from pain that may have haunted them for years, weeks, months, or days. It provides complete freedom.
The studies found that writing therapy, which takes different forms but involves writing about our deep emotions about events and people in our lives, produces many, many physical health benefits as well as emotional benefits.
Benefits of Writing Therapy:
Direct Physical Health Benefits:
Less stress-related visits to the doctor
Improved immune system response
Reduced blood pressure
Improved Lung functioning in asthma
Improved liver function
Fewer days in hospital
Improved Immune response in HIV and cancer sufferers.
Reduced Hospitalisations for cystic fibrosis
Improved mood/affect of individuals practicing it.
Feeling of greater psychological well-being
Reduced levels of depression before examinations
Fewer post-traumatic avoidance symptoms
Social and behavioural outcomes
Reduced absenteeism from work
Quicker re-employment after job loss
Improved working memory
Improved sporting performance
Higher students’ grade point average
Improved social and verbal communicative behaviour (including with language).