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Opening up : the healing power of expressing emotions

Author: James W Pennebaker
Publisher: New York : Guildford Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Anyone who has ever entrusted a troubling secret to a journal, or mourned a broken heart with a friend, knows the feeling of relief that expressing painful emotions can bring. This book presents evidence that personal self-disclosure is not only good for our emotional health, but boosts our physical health as well. Psychologist James W. Pennebaker has conducted controlled clinical research that sheds new light on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Pennebaker
ISBN: 1572302380 9781572302389
OCLC Number: 796970886
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface. Confession and Inhibition: The Beginnings of an Approach. Inhibition as a Health Threat. Becoming Healthier Through Writing. Confession in the Laboratory. The Battle to Inhibit Our Thoughts. On Speeding Up Coping. Understanding the Value of Writing. The Social Price of Disclosure: Whom to Tell and How to Listen. Love, Passion, and Thrills. The Inhibited Personality. Inhibited Cities. Confession in Context: Therapy, Religion, and Brainwashing. Beyond Traumas: Writing and Well-Being.
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This book would appeal to readers interested in understanding the relationship between emotional and physical health, and in minimizing the harmful effects of stress. Written for a general audience,  Read more...

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"So talk about it, and if it seems no one is listening, then write it down. It's such a relief!" --Kathryn LaBarbera, Booklist ..".There is something freeing about getting things off one's Read more...

 
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