I believe it can. If a person can write down what they are feeling, or what troubles them and see it in writing, it can be very helpful. I used to work for a Social Worker and she always had her clients keep a journal and share what they wrote if they wanted to.
I agree, sometimes it may be hard to share you feelings, espcially while in recovery. Writing it down is a perfect way to let it out, share it only if you want. Writing about things, other than feelings about recovery, can help relieve stress too.
I think so. Sometimes being able to write out your feelings is the best thing you can possibly do for yourself. Just getting those raw emotions out in words can help you come up with answers to questions you didn't know how to ask. The power of word can be powerful healing.
Yes, and it often is used as therapy for many things, not just recovery. To help with stress before a test, students are encouraged to write down all their worries and stresses on a piece of paper 10 minutes before the test.
Yes, it can be very useful for any kind of therapy. Sometimes our minds can be occupied by thinking too much or keeping a mental list....writing it down can release those thoughts and we are able to go on to other things.