Write About Your Experience to Help You Heal

Write About Your Experience to Help You Heal

Writing about difficult experiences, such as chronic illness and trauma, can be an effective way to ease emotional pain, stress, and worry. Moreover, the latest research shows that expressing your feelings in words can also speed up healing and ease physical pain.

The research

A 2013 study out of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, of 49 older adults asked half of its participants to write for 20 minutes a day over a two week period about their most traumatic experience. They were asked to be as open as possible about their feelings at the time and, in particular, concerns they had never shared with anyone. The other half of the group was asked to write for the same duration about their plans for the next day, without expressing any emotion.

Read more at http://www.rheumatoidconnect.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-articles/401-write-about-your-experience-to-help-you-heal#pX4acAVgbXdxDMMm.99


One thought on “Write About Your Experience to Help You Heal

  1. Thank you for sharing. Diagnosed with RA in 1993, I have dealt with the ups and downs of living with chronic pain. The information shared in this article maybe an added tool to help manage and control my levels. I have been a blogger for three years, perhaps it’s already doing just that.

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