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I Write As a Form of Therapy

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    Working Through My Emotions

    I started writing when I was working through my rape. I would go through black times where I would be in a hole and when I looked up there was NO LIGHT! During that time I would write how I felt... those were really tough times as one who writes knows that one must basically...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    When Will People See That?

    I do write a LOT on Ep. Probably more than one should write, about Life, death, troubles, happiness, fear, and about feelings. Its my form of therapy. its my way of coping with life, and dealing with things whent hey are thrown at me. I know not many people like that, but they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 14, 2010

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    I've been in group therapy.

    The most important lesson I took away from my sessions was the power of acknowledgement. It starts the process of transition. It's crazy. Just getting thoughts out of my mind's scattered, whirlwind jumble and forming it into rational, digestible sense. It's powerful; feels like...
    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 Jan 1

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    Do You Think I Have A Song Here?

    Looking over some poems I wrote, but placed in anything but a writing group, I noticed the groups I put them in, and started stringing them together. I came up with: I am a highly sensitive introvert with food allergies, from a dysfunctional family, who lost a loved one to...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    I met my other grandma today,

    the mother of mine. Their faces are similar. She'd cut off my mother (and her sister) for seventeen years of no contact, then strolled back in without mentioning the lapse, as if nothing odd had happened. Apparently no one feels like bringing it up. My mother was so cute with...
    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 1 Response Jan 13

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    I Like To Write For Passionate People

    Have found that writing can be a great substitute for many things we may not have or our missing in our lives. I find that depending on subject who or what I am writing for has a very large affect! If someone is passionate and I sense it I find writing comes simply, close the...
    smuckers01 smuckers01 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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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 51-55, F 6 Responses May 14

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    Writing As Therapy Saved My Life.

    I write as a form of therapy, and have since October of 2005.  I had a major breakdown, and between a few very special friends, an incredible therapist, and my Yahoo 360 weblog, my life was saved. I am a cutter, and I have learned how to short circuit the need to cut...
    lalexanderma lalexanderma 41-45 2 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    My mind often gets full

    and I have no one to talk to. So I write as the thoughts flow out. I can't keep it all bottled up in there or I'll snap and take it out on an undeserving person. Usually that person is my husband sometimes he may deserve it, but often times he don't. So I just write and write...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F Feb 7

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    For awhile now I've mostly been posting trivial

    crap because somehow that makes me feel better. I've been writing for release rather than enjoyment. I used to I wrote for the joy of it and put a lot of effort into what I wrote, each story was important to me... Now since I've started periodically deleting large chunks of...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sitting in the dark Picking scabs off old

    wounds Just to make them bleed Lest I break my heart By healing them much too soon And forget the lesson it brings Let me hurt Let me sting Let me sink into remembering Let me learn my lesson well Heed the warning In the making of scars So in my future I can avoid this hell...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Whose Your Daddy?

    There are pivotal skills you have learn when you enter Kindergarten, I believe the number of skills one must learn is 23. It’s the basics, skills that frankly should be taught at home by the parents; your address, telephone number, tying your shoes (though they have now decided...
    JudeReed JudeReed 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2011

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    I do it for myself. Most of my writing is erotic

    and comes from my own experiences. I change names in my stories to protect the people involved.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    DaniyelHaazik DaniyelHaazik 18-21, M 5 days ago

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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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    Kasper The Ghost

    My doctors name is hard to pronounce and I hate her very much. She doesn't help at all but knows I write and draw as a form of release. I call her kasper because she is just a ghost to me, telling me things of no use. The people who really help me are my friends family and even...
    LonelyPuppy LonelyPuppy 16-17, F Sep 22, 2013

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    No Matter How Well You Write

         "Originality is unexplored territory.  You get there by carrying a canoe.  You can't take a taxi."     -     Alan Alda
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2011

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    Since I Do Not See A Shrink

    and I do need Therapy that I think. I am kinda depressed and repressed. I do have my issues. I need a lot of tissues. My inner self I release into the ether piece by piece.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 8, 2013

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    Journals Are Awesome.

    I've kept a journal or diary for 15 years. At first I used to write everyday but I don't live such an exciting life! Over time my journals turned into a place to vent, to tell my secrets. I always feel better after writing, like putting the crazy in my head down on the paper gets...
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Journals, Mainly

    Although I have kept a pocket diary since I was nearly 11 and never missed a day, this does not qualify for membership of this group. However, with one short break, I have kept a journal from the age of 16, into which I pour out many of my most private thoughts. On eventful days...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Aug 18, 2009

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    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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    With In

    I write because I am lonely, I write because I am angry, I write because I don't know what else to do, so here it goes. Perimeters of the mind are limitless yet we set unnecessary boundaries for ones self. The thought of failure and rejection brings fear even tho it doesn't...
    NocturnalNightmare NocturnalNightmare 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I wrote in a journal

    as told by my psychiatrist and psychologist. It was my way of getting my thoughts into paper and dating it. I don't anymore.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Writing is really the only way I can speak.

    I lost my tongue in a very tragic way. But here is a little something I wrote the other day. Hope you enjoy it :) Looking around the lunch room looking for a place to sit. Then suddenly you spot her. The little redheaded girl who never talks to anyone. She is writing. Just like...
    VoicelessAngel VoicelessAngel 16-17, F Dec 8, 2013

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    The power of acknowledgement is intense.

    It can thaw what's frozen, start, and smooth transition. It can be a relief. It can end storms. The biggest thing I took away from actual therapy, mostly group, was the power of acknowledgement. We have this obsession with finding solutions to problems immediately, impatiently...
    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 Jan 10

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    So true. I turn to writing

    when I need to let off some steam or just to pour out my heart.
    prettylittleshopgirl prettylittleshopgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Mind Eraser

    I tend to find myself writting when I need to get something off my mind. Sometimes I write about WHAT is on my mind, other times... I write about anything, to keep my mind on something other than whats bothering me. Many times it helps...  freeing the bad thoughts or...
    SweetHoney SweetHoney 46-50 1 Response Sep 24, 2008

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    WhyNotSayIt WhyNotSayIt 31-35, M Dec 27, 2013

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    A Lost Battle

    This is a poem I wrote about how I feel right now. I just feel like I am trying so hard and it makes no difference. :( Sometimes I hate myself for being diverse, Everything you want, I am the reverse. I am not the same, I am not nice I am not tame, you will have to tell me more...
    beautifuleyes13 beautifuleyes13 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    I believe writing is a form of therapy.

    No, it is not a mental therapy case issue for me because I have no mental disability issues. I just love writing and do it as often as I am able to do it. I am degreed in journalism and I love writing. In my high school and college English writing assignment classes I did...
    geminiladyinblue geminiladyinblue 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    When there is conflict,

    I tend to freeze and shut down. I just have such an overactive mind, and I get scared and simply freeze. Writing provides a way to safely access my thoughts without fear of hostility or anger from anyone. Also if i dont like what I've written, there's a delete key. :-) I can...
    narnialilly narnialilly 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    No Nanowrimo

    When I first heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month - Nov.), I was very excited to participate. You sign up at their website, and write, write, write, for 30 days, with the goal of finishing a 50,000 word novel by midnight, Nov. 30th. But it took a few years to remember...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Oct 5, 2013

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    Good Night Already

    The ex is in bed passed out beside me. God his feet smell nauseating. He makes these smacking sounds with his lips that sound like he's sucking on some jolly rancher candy. I never thought this was cute. Now I can be openly annoyed by it! Sometimes when he rolls over he elbows me...
    Looking4clues Looking4clues 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    My Little Books

    I noticed I had written quite a lot on a few topics that are very important to me. So I started printing them, and I have almost got three books of poetry and prose finished. I slipped the printed pages into photo albums. So now I'm making a list of friends and family to give...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Dec 1, 2013

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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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    My writing is a release,

    I truelly feel if I do not write I would explode. I am filled with many emotions and desires but I never act pon them as I would like. I am a runner, a dreamer, a broken person with some evil ways. but also a mother, Daughter and a sister. Many people get a iny piece of me very...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F Jan 25

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    Chronic Disorganization

    Told me he couldn’t remember the Last time he cried Much had to be released. I said It’s okay, really You’ll feel better. It’ll get better. You’re doing your best. Having had clutter to clear, In Silence we parted. It took days but clutching my Pillow, the watershed...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    I Write Everything.

    I have always written as a form of my feelings and and such. Since I can remember I have Poetry for 9 years old. I love writing it calms me down and helps me to unwind or put my hurt, happiness, etc on paper. I don't know what I would do if I was unable to write. I write mostly...
    MistressDawn MistressDawn 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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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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    I always write; Writing is my passion.

    The feeling of the keys under my fingers gives me such a rush. The pen between my fingers, swiftly running over the paper, scribbling down words gives me comfort. Writing is my comfort zone, as well as reading. I laugh when my best friend threatens to take my books away and burn...
    RidleyBostwick RidleyBostwick 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    My Healing Process

    Writing has been a great way for me to work through some of the things I have struggled with.  If I'm upset or wrestling with something, I write about it.  First of all, just getting it out it is a huge release.  Then I can step back and organize my feelings and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 2, 2008

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    Oblivious and Independent Oblivious

    and Independent Wading out to sea. The waves come sneaking up so fast! Come save me! Independent and Oblivious Trekking 'cross the sand. Wandering, no GPS, Lost in a foreign land. Oblivious and Independent Hiking in wilderness. Not a good combination - Wild critters bring...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Apr 30

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    Heartache

    “No reflection was to be allowed now, not one glance was to be cast back; not even one forward. Not one thought was to be given either to the past or the future.The first was a page so heavenly sweet, so deadly sad, that to read one line of it would dissolve my courage and...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F Jun 23, 2012

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    Shattered Reflection

    is it possible to be a hoarder of not physical items, but in emotions? collecting feelings. holding on to them like your life depends on it not letting them go. No matter how hard you try, no matter how many times you try to give them up, burry them, hide them... they find their...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2010

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    It takes a certain something to tug a thought

    into a stream, pulling out a storm. Ripples search for something to catch onto and rebound, growing and diminishing at odd uncalculateable moments. I don't know how that **** works. My mind's weird. -- said everyone. The right song, alcohol, or anxiety seem to do the trick...
    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 Jan 1

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    In some way or other we all need some kind of

    therapy, even if it's just retail therapy, to make us feel good about ourselves. My therapy is expressing myself. I love to write. It is still a dynamic way of getting ideas crystallized in your mind, and expressed too.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 Jan 16

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    I Write All the Time.

    I write when I am happy and I write when I am sad.  I write when I am feeling lustful and even when I am mad.  If I had not been able to pull my heart out in the last month I would have probably lost my mind because instead of driving 300 miles to slap his face I put...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    When I started coming back

    after a bad bout with depression I started to keep a journal to better understand how I was feeling. Been over a year now and I still write at worst every other day. It helps. Writing how you are feeling in the moment is a way you can trace the peaks and valleys that are your...
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Morphine For The Soul?

    I have two big outlets when it comes to writing: Poems and short stories.I think the freedom to be as abstract as I need is what makes it so effective. I can confess all my troubles and worries in metaphor and just put it out there for the world to see. And for a while, it helps...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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    Talking To Myself

    I’m fighting the urge to immediately say I’ve always written just to have ‘someone’ to talk to.  It sounds a terrible indictment of my friendships, but especially when  I was a teenager I didn’t have a plethora of friends I could share some of my thoughts with...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response May 30, 2011

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    Middle aged woman who have grown children.

    ..should some come with Warning labels? For those who have not known me for the past 25 years I was one of those moms who done as much as I could by the book, very conservative (Very) and watched everything I done always making sure I was the best mother I could be. I would...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Ah-ha

    Time pauses My heart stops All around is still My mind lights up like Christmas lights My stomach feels ill This moment Suddenly it all makes sense From callousness to tears What has been going on Between us all of these years I reach Frantically to grasp them Those words...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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