What Is Therapeutic Journaling?
Therapeutic journaling is the process of writing down our thoughts and feelings about our personal experiences both past and present. This kind of private reflection allows us to sort through events that have occurred and problems that we may be struggling with. It allows us to come to a deeper understanding about ourselves, outside looking in. Therapeutic journaling differs from more traditional diary writing, which involves recording the details of daily events. In contrast, therapeutic journaling is an internal process of using the written word to express the full range of emotions, reactions, and perceptions we have related to difficult, upsetting, or traumatic life events. Along the way, this can mean journaling ourselves to better emotional and physical health and a greater sense of well-being.