Art comes in many forms, as most of you know. Since Colorado Lawyers for the Arts believes that creativity and the law can work together, we bring you a post on how to journal your pain. A New Orleans car accident lawyer suggested this artistic outlet to a client, and the client reported that it is a very therapeutic outlet when dealing with a traumatic event.
Of course anyone who has been through a traumatic event could use journaling as a therapeutic tool, not just car accident victims.
How Journaling Can Help You Deal with Trauma
Journaling or writing down your experience can greatly reduce the mental trauma you are dealing with. Many people who’ve been through something terrible find it extremely helpful to write about their experience. Something about writing down how you’re feeling can make you feel like you are communicating that pain to the world.
The act of writing the pain down can make it feel like the pain is leaving you and being placed upon the page. While it’s not perfectly clear why writing about a traumatic event is so helpful, it is pretty obvious that it is helpful.
Lawyers Should Suggest Journaling to Their Clients
If you’re a lawyer, you may want to suggest journaling to your clients. Whether your client is going through a divorce or has been injured in an accident, they can find relief through journaling. In addition to the therapeutic benefits that journaling provides, documenting these issues can also help with some types of legal cases.
For instance, an injury victim may be able to use their journals to show a judge how severe their injury impacted their life. In that way, the journal can act as evidence in a personal injury case. Also, writing things down keeps documentation that could prove useful in other types of legal cases.
If you’re skeptical about the benefits of journaling, give it a try. You’ll see how helpful it can be when dealing with anything stressful. If you find that it’s helpful for you, just think how helpful it could be to a legal client that is going through something terrible.
Journaling Can Be a Therapeutic Tool
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts remains dedicated to using art to assist with legal matters. Journaling can make a difference in the lives of your clients. All you have to do is give it a try to find out what a positive effect it can have in people’s lives.