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Expressive Writing

7 Misconceptions Many People Have About Journaling

Peter Occhiogrosso | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Occhiogrosso

Because journaling is a form of writing all its own, a number of misconceptions have sprung up around it. I've been teaching journaling for more than a decade, publicly, with private clients and online classes, and I've come across most of them. Here are a few of the most debilitating:

The Power of the Pen: Boosting Happiness, Health and Productivity

Adam Grant | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Grant

Although writing about trauma is uncomfortable in the short run, after approximately two weeks, the costs disappear and the benefits emerge -- and they last.

'It Was a Dark and Stormy Divorce...'

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.15.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

University of Arizona psychological scientist David Sbarra and colleagues decided to investigate the underpinnings of expressive writing, but they wanted to do more than that. They also wanted to see if they might improve upon the intervention.