If you've experienced emotional trauma in your life YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
So many of us go through traumatic events and incidents from sexual assault, to abandonment, loss of a loved one, emotional & mental abuse, narcissistic relationships, and everything in between.
Please believe me when I tell you, that if you can relate to the pain of emotional trauma then you and I have something in common.
I know that while undergoing traditional therapy is a valid and worthwhile option, not everyone feels comfortable sitting down with a stranger and baring their soul.
I know I didn't.
That's when I discovered journal therapy.
Unlike writing in a diary, journal therapy is a strategic and structured way to privately dig deeper into issues that are causing you pain and access ways to set yourself free.
And the best part is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GREAT WRITER TO DO IT.
ALL YOU NEED IS A PEN AND A JOURNAL OR PIECE OF PAPER.
I call it gyspy journaling because it gives me a sense of freedom and of becoming untethered from things that are holding me in place.
Studies have proven that journal therapy can reduce stress, and anxiety, and can provide an overall sense of calm and wellbeing to those who practice regularly.
It's up to you whether you keep your journal entries private or share them with other women who understand what you are going through.
At first, I chose to keep mine private but I know it can be daunting to get started, so I have decided to share my entire with you.
If any of the entries below cause distress, discomfort, or trigger emotional issues for you be sure to contact your closest support team. Here in Australia, it's Lifeline - 13 11 14.
If you have any questions or would like to get in touch I'd love to hear from you.