Writing therapy: how to do it!

NTS eBook No.1 – Narrative Therapy and the Writing Solution: An emotive-cognitive approach to feeling better and solving problems

CoverThis eBook is Volume 1 in our Narrative Therapy Series.

It begins with a substantial section designed to get the reader quickly and easily engaging with the processes of writing therapy.  Practical exercises are outlined, along with the rationale for doing them, including the scientific evidence of effectiveness in promoting physical health and emotional well-being.

Part 2 then begins by identifying a major problem for humans.  We are born into families within communities, and those groups speak a language and promote a discourse, or conversation, about the nature of life, and our place and role in that world.  We are thus dominated from childhood by narratives and stories that are not our own, in the sense of being consciously chosen or designed by us, individually, to promote our own interests.

This situation has both strengths and weaknesses, or good and bad aspects.  The strength or goodness of this situation is that this is how we develop and disseminate an agreed social morality, which is essential for the wellbeing of the family and community.  The weakness or badness of this situation is that racist, sexist and classist elements (or other unreasonable or immoral restraining elements) are normally built into those stories which we imbibe with our mother’s milk.  Thus the possibilities for the development of our potential are normally constrained by the social status accorded to us in the story into which we are enrolled in early childhood.

Furthermore, we run the risk of buying into later stories, from subcultures, and elements of the mass media, which will further oppress and distort us.

writing-therapeutic-narrativesSome of the narratives we live induce misery and mental suffering, and some are healing and therapeutic.  Individuals may need to explore and resolve many issues from the past, and this can be done in the form of spoken narratives with a therapist, or written narratives as ‘homework activity’ outside of counselling sessions, or even as self-directed narrative writing.

This eBook deals with the writing of therapeutic narratives.  It sets out to answer the following questions:

What is a therapeutic narrative?

What is writing therapy?

Is writing therapy effective?

Who should use therapeutic writing?  And:

How should an individual guide their own therapeutic writing?

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ecent-logo3If you would value knowing the secrets of effective writing therapy, based on the latest research, then this is the book for you to buy.  You can download it right now, for just £5.64 GBP.  Price reduced by approximately 25% (from $7.99 to $5.99 today (6th November 2016)).

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Brief Extract:

Foreword

Learning how to write reflectively about yourself and your life could lead to huge gains in physical health and emotional well-being, as well as better relationships, and more efficient pursuit of personal and professional goals.

For example, an American war veteran, who was sleeping rough on the streets, and living out of a shopping trolley, stumbled across the idea that writing therapy could cure his post-traumatic stress disorder.  He began to write about his soldiering days in a journal, on a daily basis, and some months later he resumed a normal life!

power-of-writing-therapyWhat is going on here?  Writing is a potent tool for processing our thoughts feelings and perceptions about our daily life experiences. In this process, we are able to ‘complete’ (or ‘digest’) past stuck experiences, and reframe them, so they stop bothering us, and then our minds can return to dealing in a more leisurely way with the present moment.

Writing also improves physical health.  People who keep journals visit doctors less often; are admitted to hospital less frequently; and recover from illnesses more quickly.  They report better moods, and fewer emotional disturbances.

Writing therapy has also been famously used by stuck creative, artists, authors and others, to release the flow of their creative activities.

Writing about our lives is not just a process of thinking on paper.  It is a process of expanding our memory, and perceiving-feeling-thinking more thoroughly and efficiently on paper.

CoverIn as little as 15-20 minutes per day, you could set about digesting the clutter in your mind, which could help to make your life better and more worthwhile.

A good habit of frequent reflective writing could make a huge difference to the quality of your life.

All you need to do is to study this eBook, which is brief and easy to follow, for a few hours, and the skills of reflective and expressive writing could be working for your benefit very soon indeed.

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If you would value knowing the secrets of effective writing therapy, based on the latest research, then this is the book for you to buy.  You can download it right now, for just £5.64 GBP.  Price reduced by approximately 25% (from $7.99 to $5.99 today (6th November 2016)).

To get your copy, please click the Amazon link which serves your geographical locality:

Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.it Amazon.nl
Amazon.ca Amazon.com.au Amazon.co.jp Amazon.de
Amazon.es Amazon.fr

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