Posts Tagged ‘writing to heal’

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.

PTSD and Writing

personal narrative, writing to heal, illness, chronic fatigue syndrome

“John” was among many sent to fight in Vietnam. Like others, he carried trauma home in his mind and body. It went dormant for a while, never examined by those who provided his health care, until it roared out of hiding years later. It was labeled PTSD.

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.