Expressive Writing Therapy

EXPRESSIVE WRITING THERAPY

Fear of judgment keeps many of us from fully and honestly expressing ourselves; the same goes for recovering addicts who may be ashamed of some of their choices and their current lifestyle. The California Palms Expressive Writing Therapy program gives patients at California Palms an outlet to express their innermost emotions, thoughts, hopes and fears.

Participants keep a journal, where they lay the foundation for personal growth through writing. This exercise is meant to focus on reflective writing, a process in which patients can be honest with themselves, their therapists and their peers in group therapy. Expressive Writing Therapy aims to help patients: Increase coping skills, recognize destructive trends in your thoughts and behaviors, improve your ability to express yourself honestly, raise self-awareness and confidence and establish post-rehab goals.

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Gain the Tools for Prolonged Sobriety

Whether it's through poems, essays, short stories or music, writing has a considerable potential for therapeutic power. Our Expressive Writing - Journal to Recovery therapy helps patients gain a greater understanding of themselves and gives them the opportunity to create something to keep with them as a reminder of where they were and how far they’ve come. Patients will select a few entries to share with their primary therapist and with their family. This is also an incredibly effective group healing tool that strengthens bonds between family members. By putting our thoughts onto paper, we can better reflect on and confront the emotional baggage that we each carry.

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Unlock Repressed Feelings to Access Your True Voice

Whether it's through poems, essays, short stories or music, writing has a considerable potential for therapeutic power. Our Expressive Writing - Journal to Recovery therapy helps patients gain a greater understanding of themselves and gives them the opportunity to create something to keep with them as a reminder of where they were and how far they’ve come. Patients will select a few entries to share with their primary therapist and with their family. This is also an incredibly effective group healing tool that strengthens bonds between family members. By putting our thoughts onto paper, we can better reflect on and confront the emotional baggage that we each carry.

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PHONE (800) 262-3742 We accept Medicaid insurance from Molina, Paramount, and United. We accept Veteran insurance from Tricare, Humana Military, Triwest, VA Community Care, and VA Mission Act. We accept commercial insurance from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United, Cigna, and Aetna.