I bet none of his patients ever felt any good. Ever.
Maybe when they stopped seeing him.
But I read in the newspaper that there is evidence to show that therapeutic blogging may make people feel better. According to a recent issue of 'Scientific American', there is some speculation that expressive writing may activate a cluster of neurological pathways in the limbic system, which is the area that controls our drives like hunger & sex.
Goody Goody! I KNEW that the blog was doing me good, but I just didn't know how.
The article quotes research at the University of Texas way back in '99 which said, 'Constructing stories facilitates a sense of resolution, which results in less rumination & eventually allows disturbing experiences to subside gradually from conscious thought.'
Since I'm absolutely Choc Full 'O Disturbing Experiences, this is definitely good news for me.
Even though all this 'research' is only 'speculative', there's one thing that I can say for Absolutely Sure:
Just before I sat down at the computer this evening, I was feeling Quite Low. But as soon as I opened up 'Della' & clicked on 'New Post', I immediately began to brighten up. Somehow I felt In Charge & At the Helm.
And it's not the first time that I've felt this way. I've noticed it many times, particularly since Being Dumped.
So I'm sticking to blogging- its far cozier than Freud's Couch.