I found this article about family secrets and how it can make people sick to be interesting.
There is evidence of the healing power for opening up and expressing emotions.
If you're interested in learning more about the power of opening up then take this self-study course below:
Therapeutic Outcomes of Journaling
- TR Knowledge: Implementing the Individual Intervention Plan: Stress Management: Journaling
Five (5) Clock Hours or (0.5) CEUs. Notice ten (10) Clock Hours = 1.0 CEU
- Course Goal:
This course is intended to improve the participant’s master of implementing journaling when appropriate for an individualized intervention plan. The focus will be on the stress management and overall health outcomes through the use of journaling.
- Course Objective:Participant will be able to identify concepts needed for effective journaling and the therapeutic outcomes of journaling as evidenced by scoring a 70% or greater on the course exam before the end of the course timeframe
- Course Requirements:
Read Pennebaker (1997) Opening up: the healing power of expressing emotions. Take an exam online. You have one year to complete. You can re-take exam if needed until correct.