A Prescription for Therapeutic Writing: "The Best Medicine"
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:17am
A Prescription for Therapeutic Writing: "The Best Medicine": "Apollo is god of both poetry and healing. Writers have probably always known the deeply healing power of writing, certainly since Sappho. But it has been a secret well kept from Western practitioners until recently. Now it is increasingly used in mainstream and complementary healthcare, medicine, and in therapy. Writing is powerful communication: perhaps even more powerful than speech, as it does not disappear on the breath." Writing is effective medicine for both doctors and patients - and caregivers as well !