Writing about emotional issues in our lives appears to improve physical and mental health. Self-reflection promotes transformation.
You will be provided with opportunities to pursue ideas we discuss in our sessions. Often times this will be writing in a journal which can be a useful tool to continue the process of inquiry that we begin in session. I will ask you to write on specific topics, and perhaps to practice seeing other people’s perspectives.
By maintaining the momentum of the work we do in our sessions, you can really start to gain leverage against the struggles which brought you to therapy.
This is another tool that you will take with you to aid you throughout your life. This is based on the work by James Pennebaker, (Pennebaker, James W. (1997). Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotion. NY: Guilford Press) and you may find it helpful to reference his work.