Psychotherapy allows you to train and develop the I observer, by way of critical consciousness. Read what was written, makes it possible to observe our patterns of thought. 2. Helps acquire and retrieve information. Therefore, it serves to fill gaps in dissociation (think, feel and do loosely) that all patient presents. 3 We know that writing is a much slower process that think or speak, so we force that every idea to be processed further, producing a greater connection with oneself.
4. One of the goals of psychotherapy is to make aware (manifest material), the unconscious (latent material). As well, when we write our experiences, we are identifying manifesto of the same (it is the conscious, rational and descriptive phase); but at the same time, by writing them, the thoughts are still threats to take specific forms, resulting in much easier its understanding and further therapeutic processing (access to latent material). If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Sergey Brin. 5. Reade Griffith is full of insight into the issues. In the form of confessional writing, where it is written focusing a particular problem, according to Dr.
Pennebaker (1997) people think differently after writing about trauma. Translating the experiences to human language, they begin to structure and organize, which seem to be endless facets of the incredible facts. 6 Lets you gain self-awareness and self-knowledge. We learn to express what we feel and feel what we express. 7 Serves to change patterns of thought, with which we are working on another objective from psychotherapy: mobility of roles and ideologies. 8. In the story therapeutic modality, allows the subject to have its own voice and acquires an identity. Writing a story with happy or positive end, allows recover again the road to autonomy, towards their own freedom and therefore, to find new projects in life. It facilitates symbolic redress. 9 There is a mode of writing, which I call the therapeutic letter that I will develop in another post. It is a very useful tool to restore communication between people. Finally, I dedicate these last lines by its importance, at first written material that request and that is called the autobiography. Explained them, that that document is the starting point towards change and while it is true, that we can again start the script of our life, what we can do, is work on the consequences of the same and change its ending. I say, that it is making the best of his life the next 50 years. The slogan that I teach, to the request of the autobiography It is the following: bring me writing in a maximum of 15 sheets your autobiography, with those events you consider significant, pleasant or unpleasant and you consider that I should know. This document is an excellent road map, to plot the paths where the therapeutic process just begun must go.