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Writing Therapy

What's Keeping You From Doing The Work You Love

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Steven Pressfield The author of The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles explains what keeps us from doing w...

Poetry and Healing

Diana M. Raab | Posted 06.22.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

For most of my writing life, which has been nearly six decades, I have written narrative poetry either from a place of darkness or pain or a place of extreme joy.

Laid Off? Got a Job Interview? It Might Do a Lot of Good to Journal

Claudia Ricci | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

Pennebaker's work certainly speaks to the power of journaling. But for me, the power of writing extends beyond journaling to any kind of writing that speaks to my soul.

Life Lessons From a Kidnapping Survivor and the Reflective Healing Power of Writing: Smile, It's Just Fear

George Molho | Posted 04.28.2012 | Books
George Molho

My goal through my writing is to one day end the kidnapping of our children, their abuse and endangerment. I was one of them. I understand.

Author, Former Child Abuse Victim: "I Wrote To Bury My Pain"

George Molho | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
George Molho

In 1978, at the age of 7, I was kidnapped and tortured for a year. I began writing a long letter to my soon-to-be ex-wife, and became besieged by submerged memories. I felt so much that I felt nothing. So, I put pen to paper and came alive.

Writing As Therapy: How Three Women Transformed Loss Into Longhand

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Doyle Palmer

All three of these women have gone through significant and profound loss and all three are seriously the funniest people I know. Hard to pull off, but they do, in person and in their books.

Trauma And The Benefits Of Writing About It

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Research by my colleague Jamie Pennebaker and his colleagues suggests that one of the best therapies for this kind of psychological trauma is also one...