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Writing Therapy for Healing: Forms

Updated on October 25, 2017

Writing therapy is a great tool for bettering our lives, achieving success and for learning more about ourselves on a deeper soul level. The following are forms used in writing therapy for healing to achieve just that.



Journaling or writing in a diary or notebook is a classic form of expression that allows us to vent our most inspiring and important thoughts, feelings and observations in that moment. Keep a private journal of events, dreams, thoughts, emotions, desires and needs daily as a way to gain clarity in your life for healing. I suggest this journal be something strictly for you (or share if it helps with the recovery). Some may opt to journal online, but an old-fashioned tangible book is always best for writing those moments and storing away from when you want to reflect later. Keeping a daily journal can be very enjoyable in many ways, and the freedom to write whatever you want is a bounty of playground for the mind, emotions and soul.


Creative Writing

Create a story. Write a poem or song. Creative writing is a fantastic way to infuse life into your very own creation as you see it, and is one of the most healthy forms of expression. It has the genuine ability to stretch the mind into the place where consciousness and subconscious meets through the language of artistic creativity. It doesn't matter if you consider yourself to be creative or not. Give it a try and you may be surprised where it takes you and what you will find.


Free Writing

Try simply free writing about anything in any form. Allow yourself to jot down whatever thoughts, ideas and notions come to you. This is also an excellent exercise for allowing the subconscious to speak. No boundaries, just total freedom of expression.



Write a letter to yourself or to others. You do not have to necessarily send it, but this can serve as a way to communicate with anyone, living or non, real or imaginative. Its purpose is to help regain a sense of closure, understanding and peace of mind for yourself. Communicate the words that you may not have been able to communicate any other way.



Randomly from day to day jot notes and create lists of ideas, goals and affirmations. Do this as a written meditation to keep the energy of a creation and goal going for quicker manifestation. This not only helps to remind you, but can ground yourself in purpose. This allows you to quickly indulge in writing therapy that is convenient and quickly implemented throughout the day.


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I am a Creative Wellness Consultant/Counselor specializing in Holistic Healing, Stress Management, Creative Arts & Writing, and Personal Development.

© 2011 Latasha Woods


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