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Opening up : the healing power of expressing emotion.

Author: James W Pennebaker
Publisher: New York, NY : Guilford Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Pennebaker
ISBN: 1572302380 9781572302389
OCLC Number: 748990822
Description: 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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"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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