· Journaling is considered one of the most effective coping skills available; it can provide you with a profound inner vision and enhances your self-awareness process.
· Journaling can improve creativity and intuition through the utilization of specific exercises using color, images, and symbols, in addition to writing introspective thoughts, and assist in dealing with creative blocks and negative patterns, as well as finding meaning in life.
· Dr. James Pennebaker, a researcher in Texas, was the first to conduct clinical studies that showed that when people wrote about emotionally difficult events or feelings for just 20 minutes at a time over 4 day period, their immune system function improved. His studies are considered some of the most dependable data related to journal writing as a tool for stress reduction, healing, recovery and simply becoming happier.
· After the Pennebaker studies were published, the therapeutic community began to take journal writing more seriously as a holistic, non-medical means for wellness, stress management and improving self-awareness.