Whether youre a seasoned journaler or youve never even thought of picking up a pen to help with your emotional life, Writing for Emotional Balance can help you.
It presents a systematic approach to managing emotions, by combining straightforward text and active exercises for you to complete in the book.
You will read about how the skills of emotion management work and develop, and then you will actually experience these skills through 33 uniquely tailored exercises.
Through this guided journal, you will learn and practice the seven essential skills of emotion management:
- Distance yourself from your emotions
- Define what your emotions mean for you
- Release blocked and conflicted feelings
- Regain focus while experiencing overwhelming emotions
- Use structure and organization to clarify feelings
- Regroup after an emotional set back
- Maintain your new skills and incorporate them into your life
Writing for Emotional Balance will give you a greater sense of flexibility within yourself, a broader emotional perspective and an ongoing confidence in how you live with your emotions.
Beth Jacobs Writing for Emotional Balance is impressive in its freshness. I learned so much from it. Her capacity to communicate about the nature of emotions and how to use writing to achieve balance is clear, dynamic, wholistic and direct. These pages are imbued with compassion - a nonjudgmental, practical, empathic understanding of being human - all of which make this book a lasting, useful and potent guide for growth and increased self-awareness. Thats quite a gift - one that you or anyone you know deserves!
- John Fox
author, Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-making
President of the National Association for Poetry Therapy
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