Health Benefits of Telling Your Story
Forming a Story: The Health Benefits of Narrative
by James W. Pennebaker and Janel D. Seagal
The University of Texas at Austin
The act of constructing stories is a natural human process that helps individuals to understand their experiences and themselves. This process allows one to organize and remember events in a coherent fashion while integrating thoughts and feelings. In essence, this gives individuals a sense of predictability and control over their lives. Once an experience has structure and meaning, it would follow that the emotional effects of that experience are more manageable. Read more…
Forming a story (PDF).
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