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How Does Journaling Help the Grieving Process?

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Did you keep a diary when you were younger recording the good, bad, and ugly things experienced during the day? You recorded thoughts that were only expressed in private, later intentionally shared, exposed without your permission, or even published.

Journaling has many benefits. It is an excellent tool for exploring grief. Expressing your feelings of pain releases them from your head and from your heart … dumping onto a sheet of paper or the keyboard of a computer. You’ll find that the deeper you release these emotions, the faster you pen them. What happens after this moment of expression outside of your inner self? Usually, one feels better, even if for a brief period.

What about reflection? While writing, you also have the opportunity to reflect. You might gain a clearer perspective on your attitudes, emotions, and moods. You might even equate journaling to talking with a non-judgmental friend, confidant, spiritual advisor, counselor, or grief coach. It is a safe place to share your deepest feelings without being judged or condemned.

Make your journaling exercise a relaxing, stress-free experience.


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