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I Write As a Form of Therapy

The words that move me. 3,386 People

    The Best Therapy

    Writing truly is the best therapy. It is free which is always a plus. I have always been able to be completely open and honest with my pen and paper and can tell them anything I want. The pen and paper will never judge only take what you have to say and listen openly. I have done...
    EscapeMyMind EscapeMyMind 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    "Gilt" My heart has been broken So battered

    and torn Love is a rose But yours is the thorn. What once was alive No beauty remains ******** all the pleasure And left all the pain. The bright, vibrant colors Have faded to gray Sweetness that lingered Replaced by decay. No more can these petals Adorn a...
    QueenOfTheNerds QueenOfTheNerds 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I write my thoughts down sometimes to handle

    the situation and I always feel better after it. I just wish i would have a talent for it because I don't think that what I write is good it just helps me to get over things. Anyone else who writes stuff?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 13, 2015

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    Being More Than Words

         "Close the door, write with no one looking over your shoulder.  Don't try to figure out what people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.  It's the one and only thing you have to offer."     -     Barbara Kingsolver
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M Jul 5, 2011

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    For you 4.17.15 A dream is just a dream is

    just a dream, until it's not. Reach beneath consciousness, this fleshed-out reality, and take hold of a whole new world, no magic carpet needed. A house of mirrors reflecting the innermost thoughts of man where life is breathed into every throw-away moment, every intention...
    peacefulrebel peacefulrebel 22-25, F Apr 17, 2015

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    mirror mirror one the wall.

    . you do not exist at all.. smash u with my bony fist.. now I'm on the next thing on my list
    imaflower imaflower 26-30, F Aug 12, 2015

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    MUSINGS ON WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS

    OF THERAPY Even if some perfect model of the Therapy existed, it appears that we would still have to be in a very specific sense “perfectly disposed” patients to get not only full but also partial benefits from it. In case some therapy is “not working,” the uneasy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2015

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    So far I have vent less this year.

    Writing is therapy for me beacuse I can express my feelings through writing.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Jul 4, 2015

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    Hopes and dreams. One of the most inspiring

    things in my life was my childhood imagination. I remember I was going to be a scientist, an astronaut. I was going to fly to moon and still make it back in time to catch my Saturday morning cartoons. My hopes and dreams were just endless. So innocent and so pure. I miss those...
    Dakracken Dakracken 22-25, M Dec 18, 2015

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    What is the use of eyes if you are told you

    cannot clearly see What is the use of ears if you are told you cannot properly hear What is the use of the mind if you are told you do not really understand What is the use of the World If the best philosophers call it just a Metaphor What is the use of your Self If the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 24, 2015

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    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    He asked, just slivers.

    Slivers of her soul. At first, she recoiled in horror. But thought, "He's been hurt so... And my soul is oh so big and bright, beautifully capable of being pruned. I can give this gift to this hurting one. This one I already so deeply love." But he kept the shears nearby...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F Aug 22, 2015

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    I lied to you. You caught me Because I am A

    terrible liar. But I'm more concerned About the fact That I tried. I made a mistake. I told you. We fixed it. But I'm more concerned About the fact That I tried. I pushed you away. You forgave me. But I'm more concerned About the fact That I tried. Now, It's too late. I've...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T Dec 4, 2014

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    RETROSPECTIVE MOMENT NUMBER 345 if my entire

    world I just an optical illusion (this is what my well paid therapist keeps telling me) then why my heart really bleeds every time I recall the day you left me without a word
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 21

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    I don't write anything good.

    I occasionally post experiences on here when I'm upset or mad or just trying to get hints off my mind. That's really it so yeah..
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2015

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    I think when you let you emotions

    and personal experiences into your writing you end up with more believable and interesting material.
    dylbot787 dylbot787 22-25, M Dec 22, 2015

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    My thoughts weigh heavy on my mind at times.

    Whenever something is brewing in my head, and my brain just refuses to let go of it, I find it useful to put it down in words; as if giving it a form is setting the thought free to roam. And when I write it in a forum such as this site, I like the discussions it sometimes...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    If I was going to go,

    I would like to go on a Sunday, in the evening after good nights. There would be a good 13 or so hours until anyone came around. It would be more likely to succeed.
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    Call me :) I feel a hallow ache deep within my

    chest... Breaths that once seemed so easy before Now, are just painful reminders.. Reminders of what is.. what could be... And what is to come... It's hard to breath... And yet I take a deeper breath... And hold it... Release..... This is not pain I feel!!! But a...
    Midnightheart Midnightheart 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Back To EP

    I had high hopes of never returning to EP, but alas. It is quite a good place to write things.... An "electronic journal" if you will. I'm going to be using EP mostly as a way to get my thoughts out of my head. I've been stressed a lot lately, and everything, no matter how...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 22-25, F Nov 13, 2013

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    writing helps me to organize my thoughts

    and emotions, and it helps me keep a timeline of what obstacles I was battling at different points in my life. I love looking back on old writings and seeing how my thoughts have evolved and how I have changed as a person. that's why I love ep so much. I love being able to put...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

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    Can feel my heart beating again.

    All the time, it pounds so loud. Went years without noticing, from day to day. Now can't shut it the flip up, it's got so damn much to say. "You've treated me so poorly, y'know... Hiding me within the dark. I need air & light & connection, here, or I begin to Hurt. You...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    writing is good for you!

    it's like prayer.
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F Dec 18, 2015

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    especially about my feelings cause i have no

    one to tell everything to in my life.. i bottle my feelings up but i cant take it anymore and i always prefer to vent it out as a form of writing, like blogging or writing stories in here.. thats why i like to post a lot of stories in here. writing stories too, like i could...
    whitenut whitenut 16-17, F Nov 28, 2015

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    peapot69 peapot69 18-21, F Jan 14

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    Letting go, letting be

    and getting on... It was last spring that I had first begun to wake with the dawn and allow the evening's dusky softness to still me. This cosmic shift to my inner clock, I think, was my primal subconscious attempting to naturally give a parameter to the endless, timeless...
    Freestanding Freestanding 56-60, F 6 Responses May 14, 2014

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    You proved me right I proved you wrong Did I

    lose you somewhere? Are you following along? You think I was blind You think I didn't see You played by my rules It was always about me I pulled the strings I set the pace I appreciate the effort Thanks for the smile on my face Your lips were so sweet Sugar coated with...
    Villainess4life Villainess4life 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I went to the funeral service of one of

    the most beautiful people I have ever known. He was my uncle, my friend and one of the purest kindest souls Ive known. Ill never forget him or his adorable sense of humor. .I can picture him somewhere happy now singing. ..Ill miss you forever.....
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    You only want to see my lipstick

    but not my blood you want my smiles but you forget im real im more than a picture and i have a heart beating under my dress you might think Ill stand here waiting but i have no patience im laying in wait because soon ill fly ill be stolen by someone who doesnt care about my...
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    To Begin

    Before I can begin to heal myself, I know I must first understand what it is that has hurt me. What has hurt me, and why I feel this way, are not always obvious. Talking to people can help work through these things, but that requires bringing someone (and their ideas and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    on a writers block??

    and I just got a new journal.
    stellakayy stellakayy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I write poetry,songs,

    stories.I can't write when i'm angry though nothing comes out right.And sometimes I can't find the right words to explain my emotions because my emotions are never really clear
    BackToBiege BackToBiege 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Writing in a journal really helps me figure

    myself out and it helps me make decisions.
    ThisKris ThisKris 16-17, F Nov 24, 2015

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    I write so that I can lose myself Then build

    myself up I write to tell the unspoken words that I keep bottled up I spit the fire my heart yearns to release I'm going to chew up all these other poets and show ‘em what makes my brain twist and turn with endless paths that all lead to a dead-end Listen to the words as I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    It's worse when I drive home from work.

    That's when we would always talk. I'm lonely and I feel rejected. I am bitter and sad. I would love to just get on with life. I would love to stop crying. I can keep myself busy with work and church and house stuff and kids. I can see the brighter side, be content in my...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2015

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    12-19-15 My face used to smile My eyes used to

    twinkle. My laughter was spontaneous And came from my heart. My dreams were once filled With little girl's wants Like marriage and children And holiday tradition. My ambitions were high And my future was bright Until it all happened What seemed like overnight. Now my...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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    I can see her before me beautiful smile I miss

    that..I havent seen it in awhile. I wonder if she is there to mock my pain or because I so desperately want to be myself again? I hate what Ive become. Im drowning in an ocean of desperation as people around me ignore me while they tell me they love me. I wonder if there is...
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    Writing means a lot for me,

    I put it in the same level with music that without both I think I can't live.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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    And it really helps me,

    you know? Yeah, sometimes I write on here. Sometimes, I write on my journal, sometimes I write stories, poems and songs that I just keep I myself. But yeah it really helps me to handle my emotions and deal with my feelings. I can set my thoughts free and feel calmer. If I didn't...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 Dec 22, 2015

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    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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    I call my depression the stormcloud.

    I feel my soul fleeing , running as fast as I can so maybe it wont catch me today. Im really quick but . I wish it would go the **** to hell....
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    Is there anything else

    but to share us in our writings?
    Golfknar Golfknar 36-40, M 1 Response May 10, 2015

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    Writing is can be good form of therapy.

    Dump your thoughts, and then change the font, maybe also the size and colour of the text. Give it a day or so to rest. Now read - the changed looks will help you to read it as it was typed by the other person. It is a nice way of helping to develop insights into our own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 24, 2015

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    I guess Lately I've been writing another life

    for myself. making up friends, new places... anything like that. I'm kinda in that transition where I don't really fit into any social group (in this small town it's either being a mom or being in college no offense to either. No kids yet, finished school.). writing about...
    CornilliaRose CornilliaRose 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I keep writing and writing

    because I have to get those negative thoughts out of my system and have them replaced with good thoughts ... I like to know what people think about my situation too because this gives me a different perspective to my circumstances
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 4, 2015

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