The therapeutic benefits of committing thoughts to paper
COMMITTING THOUGHTS TO PAPER BRINGS A BOUNTY OF BENEFITS FOR OUR WELLBEING. HERE’S HOW TO PICK THE BEST STYLE FOR YOU
Writing thoughts and feelings down in a journal builds bridges to self-understanding, inner strength and mind-body awareness. Through the years, famous artists and public figures have used journals to reflect on their private lives and record historic events. The therapeutic potential of reflective writing though only came into public awareness in the 1960s, when psychologist Dr Ira Progoff, began offering workshops on his Intensive Journal method, followed by the publication of his book At a Journal Workshop. In recent years, due to extensive research, medical and therapeutic communities have begun utilising journal writing as a holistic non-medicinal method for wellness. Here, we look at seven types of journals that can transform nearly every area of our lives and how to get started.