Journal Therapy

Raven Belote
6 min readFeb 13, 2018

Building A Stronger You Through Journaling

In this blog post I’m going to touch upon a few of the things that journal therapy has taught me, and helped me with.

I’m not going to go into great detail in this blog, but rather save that for future posts. Just consider this one to be an introduction. There is so much to write about!

I also want to tell you that I’m not a psychologist, nor any other type of medical professional. However, I do have loads of experience with journal writing, and with my own form of “journal therapy”.

Although I’ve learned a lot about this art/craft/therapy over the many years I’ve engaged with it, I still feel as if I’m only touching the edges of something greater. This may be because this type of writing involves one of the greatest mysteries we humans can ever encounter… our inner selves.

I know that you may be thinking that God, or Spirit is the greatest mystery. However, when you don’t really know yourself then YOU become quite the mystery. Forget God. Forget Spirit. Take a look at yourself, the being you live with. The being you still don’t fully know. There’s a lot we ALL don’t know about ourselves. There’s always something to discover. This is where journaling, and journal therapy really shine. They not only help us to help ourselves, but they also help us to uncover the mystery that is Self.

I feel very confident in stating that journal therapy is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself as a step in self care. It can become a great aid.

Just the fact that it allows you to unload all the dross that you may be carrying around within you is so therapeutic that even if you don’t like writing, you will find great value in keeping a simple journal.

Spilling your guts on the pages of a journal is not much different than having someone with a caring ear listening to you. I’ve walked away from my journal countless times feeling much, much better than when I had first picked up my pen to write. Of course, if you don’t want to keep a handwritten journal you can keep one on your computer. It’s very…

Raven Belote

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