According to psychologists, journaling can be ab effective tool for grief recovery.
One of the primary benefits of journaling is that it helps to relieve stress. A few of its long-term effects include improved immune system functioning, reduced heart rate, blood pressure, improved sleep and less frequent visits to the doctor for stress-related illnesses. Emotional benefits include a sense of well being, reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and tension. ~ Psychology Today
When in the throes of grief, we are fortunate today to have access to any number of resources and activities that can be used to ease our pain. There are many books and blogs available on grief. There are grief groups both in-person and online. We can talk to friends, family or therapists. We can join in activities such as grief yoga that engages our body in the healing process.
To read the full article, “How Journaling Can Help You Grieve”, go to: Psychology Today
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Karen Rolls, Registered Nurse, Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist