This is the form of therapy that we benefit the most, as bloggers. If we think about it, that’s why the writers write. They want to express what’s inside them and this eases their inner universe. The ideas or the pain get out and once the separation happened, the writers feel relieved.
A while back I wrote about the importance of having a personal journal. I’ve mentioned that “Through writing we’ll be training our mind to give a logical shape to those thoughts which is much easier to deal with compared with some shady thoughts” (the original post can be found here). Besides exteriorizing whatever’s inside that needs to get out, shaping those dragons and dealing with them one at a time is the biggest advantage writing therapy has over other types of therapy.
Of course, we can combine them to have the best and the most helpful approach. Btw, there I such thing as e-therapy, which is “the provision of professional mental health counseling services through the Internet. Services are typically offered via email, real-time chat, and video conferencing.” – Wikipedia
If we want to get better, we can find all sorts of ways. We just need to be willing to do the steps required to get better.
“Pulitzer Prize for Poetry finalist Bruce Weigl, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has discussed the therapeutic benefits of writing, especially when combined with other forms of therapy, for people coming to terms with traumatic experiences such as war. According to Weigl, “What it helps you do is externalize things, give a shape to it. And that’s what Denise Levertov kept telling me is that, Look, you control it now. It doesn’t control you anymore. You own it now.” – Wikipedia
Whatever we do, we just need to get the poison out before it starts messing us up from inside. Even if the messing up process began, we can still take the poison out and once it’s out, the time will heal the body.
What poison do you try to get out through writing?