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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.]View all editions and formats
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Psychologist James W. Pennebaker has conducted controlled clinical research that sheds new light on the powerful mind-body connection. This book interweaves his findings with insightful case studies on secret-keeping, confession, and the hidden price of silence. Filled with encouragement, this book explains how writing about your problems can improve your health, how long-buried trauma affects the immune system, why  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James W Pennebaker
ISBN: 1572302380 9781572302389
OCLC Number: 911748829
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: James W. Pennebaker.
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Psychologist James W. Pennebaker has conducted controlled clinical research that sheds new light on the powerful mind-body connection. This book interweaves his findings with insightful case studies on secret-keeping, confession, and the hidden price of silence. Filled with encouragement, this book explains how writing about your problems can improve your health, how long-buried trauma affects the immune system, why it's never too late to heal old emotional wounds, when self-disclosure may be risky--and how to know whom to trust.

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