The art of writing in my journal has been a savings grace for me for over 40 years. I often ask patients to journal and not everyone is open to the idea. It is my hope that you will be.
For me, journaling serves many purposes:
~ it is a safe place that I can unload all that is weighing on my heart, mind, body and soul
~ it is where I write my poems
~ it is a trusted friend that I can always turn to for advice, wisdom and guidance.
~ it is a memory box to record my life’s events – the good, the bad, the ugly and the precious
~ it is a place where I can process difficult emotions without any judgments
~ it is a creative outlet for my writing
~ it is an amazing sleep aide
There is no right way to journal…
– you can do stream of consciousness writing where you just let the pen flow and see what comes out and not be concerned about rereading it later. When I do this kind of writing it is illegible and there is no concern about anyone finding and reading my journal. Of course, if you want to record your life in order to reflect on it later, then you might have to write a little neater. ☺
The act of writing – putting pen to paper – is becoming a dying creative outlet with the progress of technology. As youjournal, take a moment to feel the paper in your hands, to listen to the sound of your pen gliding across the page and to appreciate the gift of language and the ability to express your emotions as your words fill the pages.
My wish is that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of your being will receive the best medicine as you journal: relaxation, comfort, solace, compassion, inner guidance and wisdom.
Sending you healing thoughts,
Exciting news!!! – Dr. Chris’s first book – “Moving Beyond – a journal into self discovery” – will be available by August 1st for purchase. If you would like to pre-order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the clinic at 587-521-3595 with the number of copies you’d like. We will post the link to Amazon as soon as it is available.