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Opening up by writing it down : how expressive writing improves health and eases emotional pain

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Opening up by writing it down : how expressive writing improves health and eases emotional pain
Title
Opening up by writing it down
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how expressive writing improves health and eases emotional pain
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Language
eng
Summary
"Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. Distinguished psychologist James W. Pennebaker has spent decades studying what happens when people take just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to an easy to use self help technique that has been proven to heal old emotional wounds, promote a sense of well being, decrease stress, improve relationships, and boost the immune system. Updated with findings from hundreds of new studies, the significantly revised second edition now contains practical exercises to help readers try out expressive writing. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful"--
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Pennebaker, James W
Index
index present
LC call number
RC455.4.I54
LC item number
P46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Smyth, Joshua M.
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  • Self-disclosure
  • Written communication
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Mind and body
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEDICAL
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Mind and body
  • Self-disclosure
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Written communication
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Opening up by writing it down : how expressive writing improves health and eases emotional pain
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Publication
Note
Revision of: Opening up / James W. Pennebaker. 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. "Shh... It's a Secret": Beginning to Explore the Connection between Confession and Health -- 2. The Invention of the Expressive Writing Approach -- 3. What's on Your Mind? Health Benefits of Verbal and Written Disclosure -- 4. Dealing with Chronic Health Problems Using Expressive Writing -- 5. Writing to Clear the Mind: Expressive Writing in Learning and Education -- 6. "Get These Thoughts Out of My Head!" Getting Past Obsessions, Insomnia, and Bouts of Stupidity -- 7. To Speed Up or Slow Down? How People Differ in Coping with Trauma -- 8. "I'm Here for You... or Am I?" The Audience on the Other End of Our Words -- 9. How Does Writing Help Us Secure a Healthier and Happier Future? -- 10. Pulling It All Together: Recommendations for Your Use of Expressive Writing -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
931646002
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • Third edition /
  • James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth
Extent
xi, 210 pages
Isbn
9781462524921
Lccn
2016006014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)931646002
Label
Opening up by writing it down : how expressive writing improves health and eases emotional pain
Publication
Note
Revision of: Opening up / James W. Pennebaker. 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. "Shh... It's a Secret": Beginning to Explore the Connection between Confession and Health -- 2. The Invention of the Expressive Writing Approach -- 3. What's on Your Mind? Health Benefits of Verbal and Written Disclosure -- 4. Dealing with Chronic Health Problems Using Expressive Writing -- 5. Writing to Clear the Mind: Expressive Writing in Learning and Education -- 6. "Get These Thoughts Out of My Head!" Getting Past Obsessions, Insomnia, and Bouts of Stupidity -- 7. To Speed Up or Slow Down? How People Differ in Coping with Trauma -- 8. "I'm Here for You... or Am I?" The Audience on the Other End of Our Words -- 9. How Does Writing Help Us Secure a Healthier and Happier Future? -- 10. Pulling It All Together: Recommendations for Your Use of Expressive Writing -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
931646002
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • Third edition /
  • James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth
Extent
xi, 210 pages
Isbn
9781462524921
Lccn
2016006014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)931646002

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