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The Poetics of Writing to Heal

Bill Withers' song goes..... if you need a friend... call me.


but who best to count on but our own selves?. 'Lean on me,' says the Self, when you're not strong, and you need a hand, you can be your own best friend.



We all have sorrows

What is the brain like on art ?

How writing is an art form?

How does writing helps us think.

How writing helps us organize our thoughts.

how writing helps us project a feeling.

how writing helps us express our anxieties.

how writing helps us relax.

how writing helps us plan the future.

how writing helps us expand our life.

how writing helps us heal.


By helping people manage and learn from negative experiences, writing strengthens their immune systems as well as their minds

Smyth, J., & Lepore, S.J. (2002). The writing cure: How expressive writing promotes health and emotional well-being. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association

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