Writing as therapy – creative writing as therapy

Writing as therapy – Revealing the writer within

Writing as therapy is a well-known concept, but not an effectively utilized concept I would like to think. How often does our writing reveal more of us than we intend to, highlighting our dreams, our ambitions, our desires, our insecurities, fears and the angst within. I am amazed to see that each time I sit down to write a creative piece I see more of me, the inner real me shining through a character’s words, emotions or aspirations. At first this actually disturbed me, as a person who likes to keep personal things personal, but the therapeutic nature of any art form is self expression in ways that are not so obvious to the writer. I would like to clarify at this juncture that I am talking about writing as a therapy and not therapeutic writing, which is directed by a trained therapist

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