The Healing Power of Writing

Kerstin Pilz, PhD — TEDx Townsville October 2020

Personal expressive writing is a simple and powerful self-care tool, freely available to all of us, that promotes healing, stress reduction, personal growth and inner peace. In our grief-adverse culture that celebrates positivity over vulnerability, faced as we are with global uncertainty, writing can be a helpful tool that builds resilience by allowing us to give voice to our messy inner lives and our negative emotions. Writing is a way to let go of storylines and memories that keep us stuck so that we can write empowered self narratives.

The Healing Power of Writing, Kerstin Pilz TEDx Talk, was presented to a small local audience in at the TEDx Townsville event in October 2020, during the global pandemic.