One approach focuses on using writing as therapy.
Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Austin American-Statesman have published articles about confessional writing's healing powers. Writing can alleviate depression and chronic medical conditions, and can improve immune system functioning. UT Austin professor James Pennebaker is a pioneer in research that documents the therapeutic value of writing.
You don't have to be a "good" writer to benefit from writing as therapy. An open mind, a pen, and a piece of paper are all you need. You can use writing as a coping tool at little expense and almost anywhere, anytime.
You can receive writing prompts from me to further your goals between our sessions.
For a brief overview of therapeutic writing, see
an article that has a quotation from me and from other therapeutic writing specialists.
Adams, Kathleen Journal to the Self: Twenty-two Paths to Personal Growth
Adams, Kathleen The Way of the Journal: A Journal Therapy Workbook for Healing
Cameron, Julia The Artist’s Way
DeSalvo, Louise Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
Lepore, Stephen J. and Smyth, Joshua M., eds. The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-being
Pennebaker, James Writing to Heal: A Guided Journal for Recovering from Trauma and Emotional Upheaval
Pennebaker, James Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions
Vance, Terry Letters Home: How Writing Can Change Your Life