February 13


Why Is Memoir Writing Transformative?

By Peter Julian

February 13, 2020

When you begin to write your memoir you will probably find that this task has actually become therapeutic. There is a transformation that takes place of ones physical and/or psychological well being. What we are doing is taking our inner most thoughts and putting them on paper. When we are writing we are remembering our own wrinkles in time and may have come to a place where we can better understand the hows and whys of certain events. These life events change and transform us, some events have rocked our core foundation as when a loved one dies. We can experience a relief of stress, find ourselves more focused and even become a place where we can release deep rooted anxieties, like tying a loose end. This type of writing can be the best thing you have ever done for yourself.

Key Takeaways:

  • To invoke transformation through your writings places your emphasis on the process and not on a monetary endgame like publishing.
  • Writing is transformational because it takes our trapped inside emotions and puts them onto paper to be seen and worked through.
  • Writing prods our memory too, bringing us to awareness of lessons already learned.

“In simple terms, a transformation may be defined as a dramatic change in one’s physical or psychological well-being.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-empowerment-diary/202001/why-is-memoir-writing-transformative

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