Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Integrating

The construction of a coherent story
together with the expression of negative emotions
work together in therapeutic writing.

"It made me realize who I was."

"It felt good to purge my emotions."

The body expresses itself linguistically and biologically at the same time.

Pennebaker, 1993

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