Using Words to Heal
Psychologically, we are still navigating the Covid 19 pandemic even as we immunize our bodies and appear to be moving past it. Making room for processing this individual and societal trauma is what we owe to each other and ourselves.
In addition to assisting us in processing our experiences and assisting us in imagining a future, a particular style of guided, in-depth writing has been shown to reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system, and improve overall health. We can have less stress, anxiety, and sadness, have better sleep and performance and have more clarity and attention thanks to expressive writing. What makes writing interventions effective? Although it may seem counterintuitive that writing about unpleasant events has a good outcome, some have proposed that recounting a bad experience from the past or a persistent concern "frees up" brain resources. According to research, trauma affects brain tissue, but when people verbalize their emotional experience, they may be altering how the brain is wired.
This is significant. We need to enlist all available resources in this situation, which is still rife with extreme stress and grief. Increased anxiety and despair are the most common "serious" mental health pressures among employees at every level inside firms and across industries, according to mental health researchers. Since the pandemic started, there has been a threefold increase in depression among adults.
Whatever vessel we may have sailed on this turbulent sea, avoiding reflection on our experiences would be to lessen the impact of one of the most severe global crises of our lifetimes. The importance of healing to the overall health of society, as it is a constructive outlet to allow those in anguish to express their emotions and relieve some of the current or past pain still lingering.
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