Archive for the ‘Communicating and the Brain’ Category

How to Track Thoughts as They Convert to Story

psychology, writing, growing stories, anger, depression

Words are powerful, and the choice we make to use one word over the other can tell us a lot. Here are some ways you might track your automatic thoughts and begin to see where your stories come from.

How Do Thoughts Become Story?

medical ilness, mental illness, healing by writing

How do thoughts convert themselves into the stories we tell ourselves or others? Our brains compare new thoughts with those in memory and make meaning of the combination.

Writing is Hard Work

psychology writing, writing to heal, communicating and the brain

Hemingway’s words especially apply to those writing on a complex topic like psychology. Issues can range widely, from depression and suicide to anger and PTSD, bipolar disorder, and substance dependency.

Psychology Wordsmith

psychology, writing, growing stories, anger, depression

Each story is for an audience of one – the person struggling with ADHD, grief, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or any number of other issues. It provides a metaphor of the person’s life and is one tool in healing.