You can use journaling to help heal your voice, set it free, and live passionately in the world. We tend to get in the way of our own healing, even in the privacy of our pages. It’s a matter of awareness and overcoming fear.
Since the age of 15, I’ve been pouring my heart out on the pages of my journals; I call it the feng shui of my soul. It helps me decompress, reflect, and heal. I never thought twice about sharing the gory secrets of my hormonal whims, biggest failures, and most devastating heartbreaks in those sacred books. Turns out I was healing myself by writing.
Three decades later, as an expert healer and published author, I’m now realizing I took full advantage of that powerful tool early on. The ways I learned to journal, by connecting to my body and creative source, and writing without rules, were exactly the ways it could most help me heal my wounds, find my voice, and set it free.
In the past few years, journaling has become a popular form of therapy. Many healers are using it to help their clients grow. You can even get a degree in therapeutic writing.
Nathan Ohren, MFT, said, “The single most important innovation in all of human history waits willingly at our fingertips.”
Nathan, an author and host of a podcast on therapeutic journaling, says,