Margie Davis is the author of "The Healing Way", information on it can be found at www.writingtoheal.com.
Many people with breast
cancer, among other types of cancer, have taken the course, now offered by Carol Celeste.
At the web site you can read about the research
that has been done into expressive writing (what some people call journal
writing, although you can put anything in a journal and it won't necessarily
The book The Healing Way, A Journal for Cancer Survivors
(Element Books, 2000) contains over 60 writing exercises designed to help
cancer patients and survivors do the type of therapeutic writing that has
been shown to help people relieve stress, have a more positive outlook, and
boost the immune system.
The psychologist who did the groundbreaking
research, Dr. James W. Pennebaker, heartily endorses the work.
The site contains information and contacts to set up writing programs at facilities. It offers a free newsletter and courses on therapeutic writing.
Link to this site
J Clinical Oncology, 10/02
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