Dr. Ira Progoff is credited as being the inventor of journal therapy or the Intensive Journal Method.
There are no known side effects of journal or writing therapy.
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy was created in 1993.
Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy was created in 1996.
Traumatic memories are treated by processing them through journal therapy.
Journal therapy is practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic institutions.
Journal therapy is an effective treatment for the developmentally, medically, educationally, socially, or psychologically impaired. Anyone can benefit.
Journal therapy is best administered by a licensed psychologist (who may also be an art therapist) or psychiatrist.
Journal therapy is very popular and growing in use although some researchers question how such great improvements can be achieved in a few sessions.
In journal therapy, the participant may, for example, uncover potentially traumatic, repressed, or painful memories so it is advisable to have a licensed health professional to help process them.
Journal therapy is the writing of one's own thoughts/feelings to further psychological healing and personal growth. It is often used as an adjunct to many psychotherapy and recovery programs.
Journal therapy enhances creativity, helps cope with stress, provides a written record of memorable life experiences and provides psychological and physical health benefits to those who are ill.
Journal therapy promotes integration and understanding of traumatic events while reducing negative emotions and facilitates cognitive processing leading to emotional and physiological change.