Writing for Emotional Balance
A Guided Journal to Help You Manage Overwhelming Emotions
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
144 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in
- Published: January 2005
When you've decided you can't take it any more, it helps a great deal to know what it actually is. The process of writing about overwhelming emotions is a remarkably effective means of creating clarity and perspective in your life. Regular journal writers and diarists rely on their writing to help them keep their emotions in perspective; this book distills the best emotional benefits of regular personal writing into a series of engaging and easy-to-practice writing exercises.
Journaling can help balance and regulate your emotions. This book, a guided journal, combines the benefits of journaling practice with sound and practical advice. It gives you information, ideas, and active exercises that can help you feel more comfortable and directed in your emotional life.
While exploring these writing exercises, you’ll discover how to understand the processes of your own emotional system and how to think clearly about your feelings as they happen. As a result, you’ll experience a greater sense of flexibility within yourself and an ongoing confidence in how you live with your emotions.
Learn and Practice the Seven Essential Skills of Emotion Management:•Distance yourself from your emotions
•Define what your emotions mean for you
•Release blocked and conflicted feelings
•Regain focus while experiencing overwhelming emotions
•Use structure and organization to clarify feelings
•Regroup after an emotional set back
•Maintain your new skills and incorporate them into your life
“Writing for Emotional Balance is a great workbook that is well suited for people who need to get a better understanding of their own emotional lives. Jacobs is a smart and compassionate writer who provides a wide array of exercises that can help people to reach and maintain optimal emotional and mental health.”
—James W. Pennebaker, professor of psychology as the University of Texas at Austin and author of Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotion and Writing to Heal: A Guided Journal for Recovering from Trauma and Emotional Upheaval