In expressive writing, the emphasis is not so much on what has happened, but rather on what it felt like. Your writing to be personal, free flowing, and informal, often without concern for style, spelling, punctuation, or grammar.
No, the most important thing is that your writing is personal. Throughout the process, allow yourself some time to reflect on what you have written. This is also good time to be compassionate with yourself.
A lot of independent research has shown that listening to your own inner monologue, through expressive writing, can help find meaning in their experiences, view things from a new perspective, and see the silver linings in their most stressful or negative experiences. Improving overall mental health and well-being. However, as with any mental health condition, we always recommend speaking with a medical professional and using our journal as part of a tool aid to aid a self-care plan.
The emphasis shouldn’t necessarily be on how many times you've written an entry or completed an exercise, but more on what you have written and when it feels right for you. However, if you use the Combat Journal 4-5 times a week, on average, the journal would take 6 months to complete.
Research shows that there is more benefits to actually writing down your thoughts and feelings, rather than typing them out on a laptop or your phone. However, at Combat Journal we are working towards having an app run alongside our journal, along with creating our own little community.
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Firstly, please know that you are not alone. There are lots of options for support out there and you’ve already taken the first step.
At the back of the journal you should find some contacts and numbers to call if you are within the United Kingdom.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Crisis Services Canada if you need support, call us now at our toll-free number 1.833.456.4566. We are available 24x7x365. You will not incur long-distance charges for your call.
Lifeline if you are thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis help is available. No one needs to face their problems alone.www.lifeline.org.au
For other regions, please speak to a health professional who can advise you on organisations that can support you with what you are going through.