Experimenting with Self Therapy Journaling

Gestalt topics are often about getting “two sides in opposition”…. writing “a letter” that evolves into a correspondence.

Pennsylvania Echoes

Journaling and writing is a great way to explore persistent  topics or subject matter that, are presently  creating a lot of stress and anguish.  At the same time one is using his or her creativity.

One form of Journaling that I use is “creating a Dialogue“. “Creating a Dialogue” with journaling is base on the  Empty chair (aka “open” or two chair) methods where a dialogue is maintained by two “parts of a person” are in conflict, competition or at odds with each other.Its a little tricky at first, but here goes..
So lets assume I feel particularly distress about dealing with Arthritis pain for example…
I could use this following drill in journaling for any subject:

  • – the grief of the loss of a family member
  • -Fight with a sibling
  • -A tough choice.
  • -or a big upcoming life event.

Any idea, subject, event  that causes immediate or…

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About chris
I write because I'm not good at it. I share because, writing without sharing seems empty. Thus, I write and share what I think is meaningful.

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