JOURNAL THERAPY is a new therapy which is said to be the cheapest kind of therapy you can have.
All you need is some paper or a notebook and something to write with.
Personally, I use a pencil as I find this easier to write with than a pen.
Things you could write about are:
• Write it daily or weekly and write how your day went and what the next few days hold for you.
• List the best things that have happened that week/day/month or year in your life.
• Describe the worst thing that has ever happened to you.
• Write your own prayer.
• Describe a special moment.
• Write your own mantra.
• Write a dialogue with another person, or describe an event, a part of your body, or a famous person.
• Make a list of your activities, your stresses, your fears, your hopes. What makes you sad/happy and/or your favourite people.
• Write what you have enjoyed watching on the television.
• Write about the weather.
Keeping it as something that you do ‘when you feel like it’, as opposed to ‘must be written’ will, in the end, make it a much nicer experience. It’s also nice to look back over and read a few years on. On a personal note, I find blogging my therapy. Even on my worst days I can find a comfortable position with my laptop and go to another place away from my pain.
A great book on the therapy (and there are many) is ‘The Write Therapy: How Keeping A Journal Can Make You Happier, Healthier and More Productive’, by Lyn Alderson.