Blog Post No. 175
By Dr Jim Byrne
15th September 2018 (Updated on 8th June 2019)
Copyright (c) Jim Byrne, 2018-9
Dr Jim’s Blog: Transformational Writing: How I wrote a new life for myself – and how much better I feel as a result…
I’ve been using ‘expressive’ or ‘therapeutic’ writing for many years: resulting in priceless personal and professional insights. Most recently, I’ve been writing on a daily basis for many weeks now. Before that time, I wrote in my journal perhaps 3 or 4 times per week, for many months. And before that time, I wrote intermittently – sometimes being regular and frequent, and sometimes being more hit and miss.
But overall, I’ve had some significant degree of therapeutic writing in my life for many years now.
The benefits over the years have sometimes been obvious – as when a new creative idea comes out of my Morning Pages – gets developed in subsequent pages, over a period of days or weeks – perhaps writing for 30 minutes each day. This process has resulted in many blog posts; web pages; articles; academic papers; books; as well as answers to difficult questions; and creative problem-solving solutions.
Most recently, I’ve had a breakthrough in getting an insight into a fundamental problem with my personality-structure. The problem was with my (non-conscious) *DRIVERS* – or animators, which turned out to these: ‘Be Perfect’; and ‘Hurry Up’!
Because I’ve unearthed these stress inducing urges, I now feel I have a new degree of *mastery* over those stressful drivers of my feelings and behaviours; and a growing sense that, the more I slow down, and the less perfectionistic I am, the more productive, creative and happy I become!
To get to this point, all I had to do was to utilize a couple of the (more than 20) techniques that I wrote about in my book, *How to Write a New Life for Yourself*.
To read some more, please take a look at the information page, by clicking the following link: *How to Write a New Life for Yourself.***
That’s all for today.
Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling
ABC Coaching and Counselling Services
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