Writing as Therapy

Writing as Therapy

Several years after I converted from Judaism to Christianity, I began the practice of journaling. While rigorous and punishing, the exercise helped me to overcome psychic dissonance by processing confusing thoughts and emotions. I framed my story as a coherent whole...
Writing Shame

Writing Shame

By Peter Gajdics   In the spring of 2004, when I was 39 years old, I started writing a memoir about my six years in a form of “conversion therapy” at the hands of a licensed psychiatrist, and the medical malpractice suit I’d filed against the doctor for treating my...
Writing About Trauma

Writing About Trauma

By Lenore Gay Flannery O’Connor in Mystery and Manners wrote: “The longer you look at one object, the more of the world you see in it; and it is well to remember that the serious fiction writer always writes about the whole world, no matter how limited his particular...