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Writing things down, with your actual hands, is just plain better at getting you to remember and execute good ideas." 
says the Fastcompany article.

Some interesting benefits according to the article:

"Dr. Sian Beilock’s book Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have To, explores the many, many ways that the most talented people can set themselves up for huge failures at crucial moments. One thing that reliably helped very smart students with major test anxiety was writing about their anxieties to "off-load" them. And that was very specifically noted as "writing." In general, ask a whole bunch of geeks where they write down their thoughts and feelings, and you might be surprised at how many choose pen and paper."

Virginia Berninger, professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, has the brain scans to prove it. Berninger told the Wall Street Journal in Oct. 2010 that as your hand executes each stroke of each letter, it activates a much larger portion of the brain’s thinking, language, and "working memory" regions than typing, which whisks your attention along at a more letters-and-words pace.


If you are interested to read more about the benefits of expresive writingwhat the PJs can do for you or your organisation:

Read the complete article in Fastcompany here
Research and articles about expressive writing here
About our expressive writing workshops here

 


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