We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $1.96. Anyone who has ever entrusted a troubling secret to a journal, or mourned a broken heart with a friend, knows the feeling of relief that expressing painful emotions can bring. This is a great book. He explores how different thinking styles affect our self-disclosure and coping, as well as the timeline of trauma coping. New year! Expressive writing studies. James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., in his book, Opening Up, The Healing Power of Expressing Emotion, describes a study of unemployed men. This author is very wordy. New books! James W. Pennebaker, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Anyone who has ever entrusted a troubling secret to a journal, or mourned a broken heart with a friend, knows the feeling of relief that expressing painful emotions can bring. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Written in a very engaging way. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. New York: Guilford, 1997. It's practical and easy to do and understanding the psychology behind the method really makes it easier to do. Please try again. Readers' Most Anticipated Books of January. This book presents astonishing evidence that personal self-disclosure is not only good for our emotional health… Publication Date: August 8, 1997 Book Review-Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions. Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions is only available in paper format, but at some point, there’s such a critical mass of people referring to James W. Pennebaker’s work that … The Guilford Press, 9781572302389, 249pp. He exp. If you have curiosity for knowledge about expressing and its impact on one's health, this book is for you, Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2015. Guilford Press. Shop now. We’d love your help. Opening Up : The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions by James W. Pennebaker (1997, Trade Paperback) I'm a firm believer in the power of journaling. That said, his research brings some fascinating insights, but a good amount of it remains correlational. Really great book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The basic writing paradigm (Reference Pennebaker Pennebaker, 1994, Reference Pennebaker 1997a, Reference Pennebaker 1997b; Reference Smyth, Pennebaker and Snyder Smyth & Pennebaker, 1999) used in most of the subsequent expressive writing studies involves participants writing about traumatic or emotional experiences for 3–5 sessions, often over … Dr. Pennebaker's Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions presents the results of his psychological research on writing, confession, and the links between emotional and physical health. James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., in his book, Opening Up, The Healing Power of Expressing Emotion, describes a study of unemployed men. Anyone who has ever entrusted a troubling secret to a journal, or mourned a broken heart with a friend, knows the feeling of relief that expressing painful emotions can bring. I've found it helpful in my own personal development and working through difficult times and dilemmas as well as in that of my clients. Opening up: The healing power of expressing emotions (Rev. Scientific validation for the benefits of journaling, Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2000. I appreciated the intellectual honesty of this book. Unable to add item to List. To see what your friends thought of this book, Keeping things to ourselves creates stress whereas expressing them through talking or writing benefits our mental and physical health. Pennebaker's research explores how inhibition hurts us compared to confrontation which although painful at first can ultimately benefit us. Keeping things to ourselves creates stress whereas expressing them through talking or writing benefits our mental and physical health. Abstract. Furthermore, half of the chapters in this book have been previously published in another book composed by Pennebaker, making the reader feel a bit cheated of their money. Start by marking “Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Opening up: The Healing Power of Confiding in Others. He seems to start rambling on around the last 1/3 of the book, as if he didn't really know how to wrap it up cleanly. Try experiment yourself by writing down anything that emerge from your mind, heart and soul during your hard times, sadness, dissapointment, heart break, down hearted... Thoughtful explanations of studies Pennebaker conducted concerning confiding in others and expressing those thougts through writing. A great book on the benefits of writing. ", "Pennebaker buttresses conclusions based on his extensive research with case studies, which include not only cases of individuals but of entire cities....I found them to be engaging and useful...He does an exemplary job of walking the fine line between a professional volume and a trade book...Pennebaker's research has already made a valuable contribution to the study of psychological processes in health, and this book pulls together his findings and speculations about this fascinating line of work. I highly recommend it to anyone dealing with these kinds of issues but just be prepared to get bored toward the end. It takes him at least three quarters of the way thru the book to get to the 'meat and potatoes '. ISBN 978-1-57224-365-1 Anyone who has ever entrusted a troubling secret to a journal, or mourned a broken heart with a friend, knows the feeling of relief that expressing painful emotions... Free shipping over $10. Through his years of research, Pennebaker has found that “holding back or inhibiting our thoughts and feelings can be hard work,” which can ultimately “place people at risk for both major and minor diseases,” “while confronting our deepest … For years, I have felt hurt that I was supportive and willing to talk about difficult subjects with the people I care about, but that that same listening-ear was not reciprocated when I needed support. Opening Up, Second Edition: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions. Opening Up is an engaging, provocative book that will be of interest to lay readers, behavioral researchers, and therapists alike.". This book presents astonishing evidence that personal self-disclosure is not only good for our emotional health, but boosts our physical health as well. no clear direction of thought or argument. The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions Aug 8 1997. by James W. Pennebaker. October 26, 2020 / 0 Comments / in Book Review, Psychology / by Robert Bogue. If Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions so wrong and evil and againts everything, why isn039;t it taught to us that homosexuality is wrong and unnatural and a choice. This author is very wordy. Welcome back. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Amazon.ca: psychosomatic medicine: books Opening Up, Second Edition: The James W. Pennebaker Paperback 7. Buy, rent or sell. I'll read more. Be the first to ask a question about Opening Up. Anyone who has ever entrusted a troubling secret to a journal, or mourned a broken heart with a friend, knows the feeling of relief that expressing painful emotions can bring. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, $15.00 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Germany. --Kathryn LaBarbera, "[A] delightfully readable and informative book on the relationship between inhibited emotion and disease states and the healing process of writing....Opening Up can be used to support treatment. Too long and too much reading for me. He describes his experiment that show the benefits of writing about traumatic events for different circumstances: a traumatic event in the past, a secret that one cannot share with others, a natural disaster that crossed one's life. The men who wrote about losing their jobs found new jobs much more quickly than the two control groups. He talks about the value of writing, the social variables including who we disclose to and how we are affected as listeners. Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions (New York: Guilford Press, 2012), 12. Opening Up, Second Edition: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions by James W. Pennebaker and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. So everything you get here is based on proven scientific research, and the methodology is explain in good detail. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. by The Guilford Press, Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions. By chapter 6 I had to go back to the beginning to remind myself what the purpose of this book was actually supposed to be. Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2013. Pennebaker, J.W. There was a problem loading your book clubs. 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