I’m a big believer in writing to compliment therapy and the healing process, and have been doing a great deal of reading on that very topic over the last few months particularly in relation to healing from mental illness. This has led me down the path of Expressive Writing, a way of expressing yourself through writing.
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According to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), when you're experiencing depression, you will tend to have automatic negative thoughts about yourself, the world and the future. This pattern of negative thinking you deeper into depression. This brings about further negative thoughts; which lead you to feel even more depressed; brining about more negative thoughts; and so on.