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Therapy in the Writing Process

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  1. Thomas Ross says:

    Good advice- from someone who is “the author of her life.”

  2. rascalfoxx says:

    This is great! I’m on a recovery conf call once a week and journaling came up last week. Your explanation of the stages is excellent and I will share that on this week’s call. Thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sooo true. There is great wisdom in this.

  4. I agree. I have found writing in a journal helps off load unwanted baggage. Better than a therapist. And it saves your soul.

  5. I so agree with this. I use a very similar process with my blog. I tend to combine step 1 and 2, though.

    This weekend at Retrouvaille we also learned how to dialog. This uses the journaling process. It has been so incredibly helpful to my husband, who has never really taken the time to write down his feelings before. It really is therapeutic.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    What language is that in the photo? I am so curious! It looks like Hungarian, maybe? Thanks!

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