Video: Joan Porte - Talking To Your Body Through Journaling

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    Mari L. McCarthy February 1, 2017

    CreateWriteNow.Com and JoanPorte.com discuss Talking To Your Body through Journaling. My goal with the video is introduce and educate you in Journaling Power. To show you through a real journaler's experience that journaling power is the newest holistic health tool that guides you how to heal, grow and transform your life. For more information go to CreateWriteNow.com and get your free Journaling Power tool kit!

     

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    Here is the transcript of the video:

    It actually started because of Mary, we were just talking one day about physical manifestations of emotions and uh, you know, Mary has written about this and uses it in her own words. She's journaling to, to read cover herself. But someone said to me, sort of those things that people say passing about getting in touch with the body, but what you're doing is only listening to the external. So if I get up and my back hurts or my arm hurts, I know that I probably lifted to heavier weight yesterday. But what is your liver hurts? What if your spleen is hurting? They don't have any other way of saying ouch until they go ballistic. So I think from my expectations were simply to explore a part of the body that you carry with you but you don't see, therefore you tend to forget. So it was just for me and wakening and awareness of other organs.

    This kind of got me thinking about using journaling to go deeper, which is what Mary talks about, the whole idea of going deeper into an area of the body. And then she started saying how she has talked about this work, done this and is doing it herself. So I did it and it felt kind of Dopey, I have to say in the beginning, it's like, you know, you like to add and you have a piece of paper ready and you start, you know, saying there's my liver, there's my esophagus, you know, you guys had been with me for many, many, many years and I've never been in touch with you. And it is weird. Please don't think that it is a normal sensation when you first do this. Um, but you have to get over that. Don't think I'm saying that the kidney jumps up and says hi, you know, but if you get us in the station to get a feeling or a thought that comes when you're standing, that portion of the body, if you write it down, it will start triggering more things.

    Even if you don't have the time to continue journaling at that moment, it will trigger you when you drove back. So it's a remembering thing and it's a growing deeper thing. The idea is to find the time, the place and the way to do this. And like I said, I felt very strange. This whole idea of talking to your body. I mean, come on. Um, but once I got over that weirdness, I actually enjoyed it. I equate it to when you go to the gym, I could lift my weights here and home that you. When I go to my twice a week meeting with my trainer, they're going to have a different set of weights. They're going to have a different type of weight. So it's very similar to that. I could sit and write, I could write a diary, I could write properly, but when you have someone who says right now, think about this, now use this prompt at, do this.

    It brings you to places that you either wouldn't necessarily want to go because you don't really want to lift that heavier weight or it takes you to places you just don't think. She's got 50 other journaling prompts and ways and methodologies she uses how would treat and use his music. And I get to tease her endlessly about Barry Manilow because she loves Barry Manilow. We don't go there, but that is something that triggers happen. So the whole idea is here's what you have to do now. Figure out the way that works best for you. And I liked that adapt style. Here's the technique, you know, new adapted as you will. And that's what I think she brings her people. It's not a one size fits all.

     

     

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