You’re probably familiar with keeping a diary or journaling, which is all about writing down events of the day and recording moments of significance that want to be remembered. Expressive Writing is slightly different, in that you’re working through emotionally challenging events. Expressive Writing is where you’re exploring your deepest thoughts and feelings, beyond just recording the facts of what happened.
There have been hundreds of studies since the 1980s showing that people who practice expressive writing have fewer doctor’s visits, improved immune function, improved working memory, reduced physiological stress indicators, they sleep better, and tend to have a greater sense of well-being.
I’m working on resources to help explore how to bring expressive writing into daily rituals and mindfulness practices. These will probably take the form of a set of prompts to be written out over a period of time, accompanied by a live call and/or meet-up to discuss the experience. If you would like to hear more about it once it’s ready, please sign up below.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and if you have PTSD, anxiety, depression, or another significant illness, always consult your medical or mental health professional. What I am is a certified coach, and a person with a lot of love in her heart for the human condition, a desire to serve, and a sincere wish for you to be well, happy, and as free from suffering as possible. Expressive Writing is helping me every day to make sense of my thoughts and emotions, and I’d love to share that with you.