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Healing and overcoming shame

Healing and overcoming shame | ideas for self growth | Scoop.it
Some emotions make us so uncomfortable we hardly ever talk about them at all. One such emotion is shame. There is no universal definition for shame, and depending on...

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
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Powerful read about the importance of coming to an understanding of one's shame because of the infectuous impact this emotion has on one's selfhood. As an example, "Unresolved shame can lead to eating disorders, weight problems, addictions and obsessions, anxiety disorders, and depression." These clear symptoms are so rampant in today's society, it's truly a wonder we have yet to tackle it more comprehensively. A great read to inspire us to continue on our journey of self-improvement; the muslim lens is just another boon.  

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Writing Can Help Injuries Heal Faster: Expressive writing may lead to faster recovery from injury

Writing Can Help Injuries Heal Faster:     Expressive writing may lead to faster recovery from injury | ideas for self growth | Scoop.it

Expressive writing is known to help assuage psychological trauma and improve mood. Now studies suggest that such writing, characterized by descriptions of one's deepest thoughts and feelings, also benefits physical health.

 

Researchers in New Zealand investigated whether expressive writing could help older adults heal faster after a medically necessary biopsy. In the study, 49 healthy adults aged 64 to 97 years wrote about either upsetting events or daily activities for 20 minutes, three days in a row. After a time lag of two weeks, to make sure any initial negative feelings stirred up by recalling upsetting events had passed, all the subjects had a biopsy on the arm, and photographs over the next 21 days tracked its healing. On the 11th day, 76 percent of the group that did expressive writing had fully healed as compared with 42 percent of the control group.


Via Ashish Umre
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Interesting concept in light of how emotionally distressing biopsies can be for patients who undergo them. The psychological components of healing and the creative power of the mind should not be overlooked! 

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