Journal Writing as an Instrument for Healing

Gary Craig, who developed EFT, once said that everyone is a healer. Even patients and clients, when they participate in their healing process, become healers. Everyone has a life force that is the healing power within the self, and everyone is fountain of wisdom. But how can we access these powers within?

I am constantly researching for tools and instruments that can aid in the healing process. One of these is an age-old tradition called journal writing, which is really a simple process of keeping notes of your experiences, insights, dreams, feelings, and even your questions.

Wouldn’t it be great, for example, if you can see a pattern of your feelings and thoughts? Or if you have a way of knowing how many times a particular dream repeats in your sleep? Don’t you think it will be helpful if you have a record of the exact time when your sadness began? That is the gift of having a journal.

In other words, keeping a journal harnesses your power to mine into successively deeper layers of your subconscious mind while it provides a creative way of releasing your tensions – by writing, drawing, or simply doodling in your journal.

Journaling is a tool for creativity, imagination, joy, and all elements of the spirit. And you will realize that once you dig enough into your unconscious, you will find your treasures within.

As they say, those who keep journals know that the fountain of personal wisdom is as close as their nearest pen.

Wise Words

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Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most
George R. Kirkpatrick

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Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

-Tad Williams

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around “When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.”


I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it’s something you have to choose to do. – TV show Scrubs

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