What is writing therapy?Writing therapy, also known as expressive therapy, is exactly what it sounds like – journaling for therapeutic benefits. It has the potential to help you improve mentally, morally, emotionally and physically.
Writing therapy is a low-cost, easily accessible, and versatile form of therapy. At RecoverlyEverAfter, you will be guided and assisted by our mental health professional, Ms. Joanna Jleilaty, as to generate better results.
Writing therapy is a derivative of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Since CBT has a considerably higher cost in patient and professional time, writing therapy may be a more cost-effective and accessible alternative to CBT.
How does writing therapy differs from keeping a journal or diary?1. Writing in a diary or journal is usually a free form, in which the writer jots down whatever pops into his or her head, while therapeutic writing is more directed, and often based on professional prompts.
2. Writing in a diary or journal is generally focused on recording events as they occurred, while writing therapy is focused on thinking about, interacting with, and analyzing the events, thoughts, and feelings that the writer writes down.
3. Keeping a diary or journal is an inherently personal and individual experience, while journal therapy is generally led by a mental health professional.
Can writing therapy replace clinical therapy?Writing therapy can be an effective alternative form of therapy that will be thoroughly guided and assisted by RecoverlyEverAfter’s mental health professional, Ms. Joanna Jleilaty.
You will have access to:
- A professional app to keep track of your journaling records
- A daily follow-up with Ms. Joanna
- Therapeutic input and prompts
- Writing exercises and ideas
Benefits:- Feel a sense of empowerment and control over your life
- Allow you to clarify and see your thoughts
- Improve your memory
- Help you find meaning in your experience and view things from a new perspective