The Healing Power of Writing There have been multiple studies done demonstrating the psychological impact writing has and its benefits to the writer. Writing has been found to be especially beneficial when it concerns an emotional or traumatic experience. The process of translating an experience into tangible written language is a crucial step in healing and confronting mental illness. As seen in Silver Linings Playbook, writing performs an essential role in the recovery process as it allows the writer to provide an explanation for his or her behavior and affords the opportunity to come to terms with the illness. In the Yellow Wallpaper, writing is also necessary to the narrator as an outlet to let out her thoughts and feelings. A person who writes about their experience performs an act of disclosure which itself is a powerful agent in the healing process. Addressing deeply personal issues has been found to improve mental as well as physical health. In Silver Linings Playbook, Pat feels a vehement need to write down on paper what he has been going through and explain his actions to Nicki. In doing so, he is able to come to terms with his illness and also explain it to someone else (Nicki). This plays a critical role in his recovery, especially because in his mind he builds up the importance of the letter until it is the driving force of his actions. Pat made the deal with Tiffany to dance with her because she promised to deliver his letter to Nicki. He felt that he must show Nicki he was improving and not only wanted to write a letter, but he wanted her to read it. Writing the letter was crucial, but giving the letter to someone to read, needing an audience, was also important to Pat's recovery. Pat believed that by providing this explanation to Nicki, his behavior would be excused and they would be able to work through their issues. The original idea behind why writing provided such a benefit to the writer was based around the assumption that holding back and not talking about important psychological processes is inhibition. This inhibition in turns causes stress which could then cause or worsen illness. If the suppression of thoughts, feelings and behaviors caused by an emotional experience creates stress, then talking and writing about such experience would be stress relief. Pat finally begins to see actual improvement after giving the letter to Tiffany to give to Nicki. Expressing his ideas in a tangible and thought out way benefited his mental health and was a crucial step in his recovery. The Yellow Wallpaper is another example of how writing can relieve stress through expression. The narrator in The Yellow Wallpaper is not allowed to discuss her condition with her husband and is kept in seclusion. She is also told she is not allowed to write, but she continuous to do so in secrecy as shown on page 3, “I did write for a while in spite of them; but it DOES exhaust me a good deal—having to be so sly about it, or else meet with heavy opposition.” The narrator feels relief after being able to express her thoughts and feelings. She is denied any opportunity to talk about it in person with someone else, so she must rely on her writing as her only means of expression. When the narrator feels that her mental health is deteriorating she relies more and more on being able to write in her journal. Her descent into madness is exacerbated by the fact that John, her husband refuses to listen to her, but it is slowed slightly because she is able to write down how she feels. Writing is a powerful healing tool by itself, but it is often important for another person to read the writing as well. A person writes for their own benefit, but it is an added benefit when there is an audience. For example, in the Silver Linings Playbook, Pat begins writing a letter because he already has an audience in mind, Nicki. He gains self knowledge and acceptance of his illness by writing the letter, but does
Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Grand Canyon University
October 12, 2014
Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
After this week’s reading this student was given the assignment of writing an essay that describes how hospitals incorporate spirituality into their healing process and discussing the challenges that may arise from such incorporation. Also this student is to choose a bible passage that supports healing in the hospital and provide a rationale for this student’s selection…
however, these unrelated fields are merged together in Ethiopian healing scrolls. Ethiopians believe that these scrolls contain healing properties and that they play a role in ensuring health. These scroll’s abilities demonstrate the interrelationship among art, religious faith, and their effects on a person’s well being. Several features on these scrolls include talismans, words, and a range of colors that are all used to promote their healing abilities. Unlike this art, Western Christian art is narrowly…
Board of directors
* Two Readers
* Heal People through Prayer and scripture reading
* Do not use modern medicine
* Reported over 80,000 healings in the last 140 years
* Teach people how to heal others through prayer
* Twelve sessions in a course
* Teach out of Mary Baker Eddy’s book “Science and Health with Key to the
Critical Book Review
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
Dr. Mark Lasser’s book “Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction” gives insight to those who suffer from sexual addiction and to the families, friends and other people in their lives. Dr. Mark Lasser has chosen to write this book, to share with others his personal struggle and victory with sexual addiction. Dr. Lasser has written this book from a Christian view, to give other…
as an act of healing and consolation , but a tone of ambiguity in “Carrion Comfort”, and of dismay in “Dejection: An Ode” ultimately complicate the very possibility of healing. In “Carrion Comfort” the epiphany leads to further questions about God in relation to the speaker’s struggles. Consequently, this endless cycle of questioning results in a distinctly ambiguous tone in which no answers can be found. Similarly, the epiphany in “Dejection: An Ode” originally functions as a healing act, but subsequently…
honking of a car horn will tend to irritate someone; whereas, a string quartet playing classical music has the tendency to calm. As music's calming powers are astoundingly noticeable , it would prove worthwhile to explore the benefits of listening to music as a means of relaxation as well as a therapeutic technique.
Music has been used as a healing force for centuries. Apollo is the ancient Greek god of music and of medicine, Aesculapius was said to cure diseases of the mind by using song and…
Mark 8:29 Worksheet
Please address each question below with complete sentences and clear, specific explanation. The total word count of your writing should be between 750-1,250 words.
1. Select one teaching of Jesus from one of the following Bible verses: Matthew 5:21-24, Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 6:19-24, Matthew 7:15-23, Luke 15:1-32, John 13:1-17 & 34-35, John 15:1-11. Answer the following questions:
a. What was Jesus’ point in the teaching?
Christian Science, comparing them to Christianity. We will look at basic beliefs, spiritual perspectives on healing, beliefs about healthcare, and components of healing such as prayer, meditation, and rituals followed. We will also look at what is important to know when caring for a person with different beliefs and cultural views, so that we may treat them with respect, dignity and promote the healing process.
Healthcare Provider and Faith Diversity
The practice of nursing brings you in…
from others when he stated, “Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples”, (John 13:34-35). Much of Jesus’ message is recorded through the writings of early followers and believers. The writings of the early Christians; Paul, John, and Saint Augustine expounded upon Jesus’ message of brotherly love, and thus contributed to origin of Christianity as the largest religion of the Western world.
The book of the Apostle…
in the Gospels so the followers could only go by what they heard. Plus there was anywhere from 30-60 years of time that passed from the time that Jesus died and the Gospels were written.
2. The most important thing that was happening before the writing of the Gospels was the 11 men and seven women that were with him through thick and thin before and after the crucifixion . Paul was converting Jews and Gentiles to Christianity and by the end of 100 C.E there were Christians throughout Judea, Galilee…