Opening up by Writing It Down

Opening up by Writing It Down

How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain

Paperback - 2016
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"Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. Distinguished psychologist James W. Pennebaker has spent decades studying what happens when people take just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to an easy to use self help technique that has been proven to heal old emotional wounds, promote a sense of well being, decrease stress, improve relationships, and boost the immune system. Updated with findings from hundreds of new studies, the significantly revised second edition now contains practical exercises to help readers try out expressive writing. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful"--
Publisher: New York, NY : The Guilford Press, [2016]
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: 9781462524921
1462524923
Branch Call Number: RC455.4.I54 P46 2016
Characteristics: xi, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Smyth, Joshua M - Author

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