Expressive Writing

Posted in pain_consultation

by admin | Nov 21, 2017

Expressive writing is a proven scientific method of helping patients in pain. The honest approach of expressing thoughts and emotions on paper exclusively for the purpose of the writer helps shift the mind toward improved health outcomes of reduced pain, anxiety and suffering. I encourage starting with writing negative thoughts about pain and then change the negative words with neutral words. From there writing can be used as a tool or journal with deep dives into your life stories using different pronouns such as he, she rather than I, me or myself by viewing your life from different perspectives. In the end, writing about the good and joyful aspects of life are encouraged.