The Power of the Written Word
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Articles about journaling by Mindz 'n Transit's Christine Whelan
GUIDED WRITING (Journaling Exercise)
(Use your journal. Copy the beginning of these sentences then finish them off. Write as little or as much as you feel like writing.)
I am the kind of person who _____________________________________________.
I feel close to people who _______________________________________________.
My journal is _________________________________________________________.
Other people think I ___________________________________________________.
I would like to let other people know that __________________________________.
I’m my own worst critic because _________________________________________.
I’m my own greatest strength because _____________________________________.
Right now I feel ______________________________________________________.
I’d rather be _________________________________________________________.
When I think of what I want in life, and what I actually have, I feel ______________.
I would like other people to know that _____________________________________.
I have never been able to forget that _______________________________________.
I find my life to be _____________________________________________________.
A BODY SYMPTOM SPEAKS
Every symptom contains a message.
Choose a symptom you feel safe working with.
Remain calm and open.
Lie down or sit down. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing for five deep, slow breaths.
Imagine your body curled up into a soft ball.
Take yourself into the middle of the ball.
Once you are inside the ball, choose one particular physical discomfort you have.
Describe the symptom (avoid medical terms):
What does it feel like?
What do you imagine it looks like?
Focus on the symptom.
Let your imagination produce images associated to the symptom.
The images can give you information about the nature of both the symptom and the cause.
Remember when you first felt this symptom.
Continue to concentrate on your breathing while you ask yourself:
What is this body symptom trying to tell me?
In what ways is it useful to me?
Visualize yourself unfolding and standing up straight.
Check in with the symptom – is there any change to the feeling?
WRITE DOWN ALL INFORMATION YOU GOT FROM THIS EXERCISE.