Bookmark I believe in the power of verbal communication. Sometimes, however, even in the safety of the therapeutic relationship it can be extremely hard to put things into words - to express ourselves, our deepest feelings, our thoughts, our secrets, and say what you really mean.
Sometimes the person that we really want to express our thoughts and feelings to is not available, or we are not able to reveal this part of ourselves to them for fear of consequences and recrimination. This can leave us feeling stuck, isolated, frustrated and saddened. Writing a letter encourages you to stand back from trauma, creating perspective and providing you with an opportunity to analyse what has occurred.
It can help to harness and process strong emotions. Aspects that have not been dealt with you either independently or in the therapy session can be brought into conscious awareness to explore your personal schema your way of thinking about things and explore the feelings, in order to develop alternatives to your story Letter writing often forms part of a programme of recovery, particularly relevant in grief and loss.
We experience loss in many forms, through the death of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship, shifts in friendship, or life events that change our lives.
There is recognition of the importance of self in this process; an awareness of internal conflicts that have resulted in a fragmented self. A letter written, but not sent The letter is centred on open, uncensored communication that will never be sent, with both an emotional and cognitive function.
It should contain all your emotions, your needs, your demands and your condemnations towards the person or object as the letter forms an internal dialogue. You can be explicit, truthful and express whatever you want to say in a raw, naturalistic and crude form. The letter can be used as a personal unshared exercise, or brought into the therapy room to be read to or read by the therapist, used in a range of ways and contexts, then explored within the session.
Importantly, therapeutic letters can be re-read and the story reconsidered at different stages of the therapy, providing a concrete means for evaluation of progress and change, both during the session and afterwards.
However, the use of a letter should always be dependent on your therapeutic process and the clinical judgment of the therapist. The therapist should be aware of the challenges or ethical considerations of its use, and not just the benefits. So you need to use it carefully.
Ultimately, writing gives you a voice, particularly if you find it difficult to put your experience into words, it can become a medium for someone who is reluctant to open up face-to-face.
It also ensures that you have been accurately heard, providing you with the freedom to define your own experience, uninterrupted, and at your own pace. A letter written, but not sent, not seen by anyone else, is yours.
Journal of Medical Humanities 32 Wright, J.I am writing this letter to strongly urge against the death of your daughter. Antigone is your daughter, and Polyneices is your son.
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