Opening Up by Writing It Down

$16.95

Expressing painful emotions is hard—yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research.

Description

Leading experts James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth describe how taking just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems may help you:

Heal old emotional wounds
Feel a greater sense of well-being
Decrease stress
Improve relationships
Boost your immune system

Vivid stories and examples yield compelling insights into secrets, self-disclosure, and the hidden price of silence. The third edition incorporates findings from hundreds of recent studies and includes practical exercises to help you try expressive writing for yourself. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful.

Additional information

Weight .65 lbs
Dimensions 8.9 × 5.9 × .7 in