Writing is good medicine.

The Time posts an interesting article about the therapeutic benefits of writing. On a personal note,  I have found writing to be extremely helpful and therapeutic.

Talking about difficult experiences can be a way of easing the emotional pain of trauma, but the latest research shows that expressing emotions in words can also speed physical healing. The study is the latest delving into the mind-body connection to suggest that expressing emotions about a traumatic experience in a coherent way may be important to not just mental but physical health as well. It showed that the calming effect of writing can cut physical wound healing time nearly in half….A week later, Broadbent and her colleagues started photographing the wounds every three to five days until they were completely healed.  Eleven days after the biopsy, 76% of the group that had written about trauma had fully healed while only 42% of the other group had.

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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