Writing as Therapy Eng 102 - Gabby Heins Christi Nogel Rough Draft Writing as Therapy There are numerous ways to receive therapy One of these technics

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Gabby Heins Christi Nogel Rough Draft 3/15/17 Writing as Therapy There are numerous ways to receive therapy. One of these technics is writing. There are many popular cases of people writing as a form of therapy. One of F. Scott Fitzgerald's most pop- ular and influential books The Great Gatsby that was turned into a motion picture the main char- acter and narrator, Nick Caraway who is an alcoholic who suffers from anxiety and depression is seeking help in therapy. While there the doctor prescribes that Nick should write in a journal during their sessions. When writing is used as a therapy that is the best thing that the doctor can establish is writing during the session time and some may even recommend writing during spare time during the day. “For centuries people have written poems, novels, and journal entries as a way to help them cope with disturbing personal events.” (Groom) It wasn't until the 1980’s when psychologists finally decided to grow away from Sygiumd Freuds lead while he said that talking was the best form of therapy for the human. The classic therapy session most think goes
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