Hi, Al Bargen here. Whether it is writing another post for your blog, or a segment that will end up being an integral part of your first, or latest book, writing can pack some emotion. You have probably noticed that it can have therapeutic value as well.
There have been many forms of therapeutic writing over the years. Some call it emotional writing, hypnotic writing, and other names. When you pour your heart out on paper in free flow prose, you are opening up a part of yourself that you will always have. Instead of hiding away from your story and regretting it, you can open it up and start to build a connection with it.
You can write in a free flow manner that just tells your thoughts in the current moment. You can also write while thinking about lots of things that are on your mind to get them all out. If you want to write it as a story then you can do that as well. Just go back to a time that was bothering you and draw characters from the deep emotions there. It’s ok to really pour your heart out onto paper.
Therapeutic writing has helped millions of people overcome negative emotions and bad thoughts. When you write something out, it has an amazing healing power because it’s like you’re releasing it in a way. Also when you see it on the page it’s suddenly from a new perspective. It’s not in your head anymore; it’s on the page.
Write from a deep place of vulnerability. Whenever I do hypnotic writing I let out anger if I have it, frustration, sometimes even hate. When I see on the page I get a sense of calm and its like those emotions have been released. I then write about joy and the good life and all the positive emotions. When I then see all that on the page it gives me a perspective of my life. You can also have this perspective, control and direction in your life by writing out your story.
If your story is really something powerful then turn it into a piece of work. Your story can be put into so many characters, plot lines and intricate relationships. Some of the best novels of our history have come from extremely troubled and emotional authors who needed to get their story out for their own good.
Don’t write the story trying to entertain someone else, just release your own thoughts and emotions. After you can craft it into a novel if you choose, but that’s up to you. The healing power of writing would be working it’s magic and you will be much better off for writing your story. When you empty yourself out on paper you will feel more connected to yourself instead of distant, more comfortable with your emotions instead of afraid, and more ready to face the world.
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