Experimenting with Self Therapy Journaling
December 9, 2015 Leave a comment
Gestalt topics are often about getting “two sides in opposition”…. writing “a letter” that evolves into a correspondence.
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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