Writing can calm the amygdala, melt chronic stress, and relieve disease symptoms
Words have healing power for not only their creators but also readers. Writing and reading have a grounding effect on the whole brain by calming the amygdala (alert system) and strengthening the cortex (executive system).
As a physical activity, writing is not only a mental activity, but it also has spiritual associations due to its ability to connect our thoughts and emotions to others. Therefore, I characterized writing as a beyond identity connection which is the highest level in my life perspectives.
Expressive writing is a therapeutic mindfulness practice. Expressive writing, particularly in raw form, can have an exceptional value by allowing the writers to express their thoughts, sensations, and emotions without restrictions. I penned several articles about the therapeutic value of writing.
Even though I perform my professional writing via electronic devices, I particularly find handwriting more valuable to express my deep feelings. For example, using two hands interchangeably helped me explore issues buried in my psyche.
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