Hi all, I'm reading stuff from Dr. Hanscom now. I haven't for the last few months done a good job sticking with the journaling strategies. I don't feel like they pulled up repressed memories or anything profound. Then I read Nicole Sach's book and journaled for a while, but I didn't feel like I was being passionate and "truthy" as much as she suggested. Hanscom seems to suggest that just writing my thoughts could be helpful. Is this true? But he also says that "issues" may emerge and that I should not try to solve those issues. Perhaps because I believe in the write-to-learn theories of education or maybe because I used to write daily as a teen and would work through my "issues" then, I find myself writing my way through my issues and coming up with some conclusions/answers/solutions. Hanscom, if I'm reading him correctly, seems to imply this is reinforcing the pathways I'm trying to deconstruct? What do you think? Which rules and guidelines do I need to be following for this to work? Would it be enough for me to just write whatever I want to write about my thoughts and feelings and my life and then rip them up, even if that doesn't include lots of emotions and swearing and even if it does include some rational thinking-through of issues? Thanks for your thoughts!