Susan J. ​​Nassuna​ 

How Can Writing Help?

Dr. James Pennebaker, a leading researcher in the field of writing and wellness has explained that;


One of the brain's functions is to help us understand events in our lives. Writing helps construct a narrative to contextualize trauma and organize ideas. Until we do this, the brain replays the same non-constructive thought patterns over and over and we become stuck.


Writing about painful and stressful experiences helps us achieve closure, which tells the brain that its work is done. This closure frees us to move on with our lives.


                     How Can Mindfulness Help?


It is not what happens to us that causes us to suffer; It's what we say to ourselves about what happens, that causes us immense pain.


Mindfulness - the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences occurring in the present moment -  helps us overcome our unconscious way of living, by putting some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses and empowering us to reshape our relationship with our thoughts and emotions which directly impacts how we experience ourselves and the world around us.


Both Writing and Mindfulness have been clinically validated to help:


  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Relieve depression
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Enhance sleep quality
  • Boost the immune system
  • Boost confidence and self-esteem
  • Nourish feelings of calm and inner peace
  • Increase clarity 
  • Improve decision making
  • And so much more!


If you're keen to explore the healing powers of Writing and Mindfulness so that you feel less stressed, anxious, frustrated and more, and instead, more confident, loving, happy and free, drop me a line to discuss how we can work together.


I offer in-person consultations and coaching in the Amsterdam area and online via Zoom for people across the Netherlands and around the world.