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The World from My Window – The Healing Power of the Written Word


In a blink of an eye everything changed, masks and social distancing became our new reality. We are straggling with the challenges this global pandemic brought into our lives. Many found themselves experiencing anxiety and seeking for ways to deal with their feelings while being on lockdown.


The World from My Window is an incredible project that was established to connect people all over the globe with each other's stories and to help bring them closer together while dealing with this new reality. Each story is taken from a different angle, a different country, and a different window.


This project invites everyone to share their experiences in up to 300 words. Those who choose to write are allowing themselves to share their feelings, thoughts, fears, struggles, ideas, and experiences. One thing is for sure- reading these stories will make you feel like you are not alone.


This project invites everyone to share their experiences in up to 300 words. Those who choose to write are allowing themselves to share their feelings, thoughts, fears, struggles, ideas, and experiences. One thing is for sure- reading these stories will make you feel like you are not alone.


"I lay awake overthinking, plagued with anxiety through the night. I read books. Hug crystals. CBD oil and hot baths– and place lavender on every pillow hoping to soothe my frantic mind." Wrote little mix star Jade Thirlwall as part of her World from My Window story.


The project was founded by Dan Shipton and Dan Boyden. Dan Shipton is a world-class creative director and co-founder of Black Skull Creative who worked with some of the biggest names in the music and technology innovative industries. Dan Boyden is a theatre practitioner, consultant, trainer, facilitator and the director of The Change Collective. "we’re using our own stories and the power of words to connect across some of these differences and similarities, locally and globally."


How Can Writing Benefit Us?


Writing gives us the ability to bring out our thoughts, feelings, difficulties, fears, and anxieties. Their paper expression, allows us to reprocess our thoughts as well as express our emotions. With the writing process, we can understand ourselves better and, connect with our inner truth by the most basic means at our disposal. Across many experiments, people experience a positive effect of employing expressive writing to cope with life experiences.


3 Tips for Intuitive Writing – Connect to The Voice Within


  • Anyone can do it- you don't have to be an experienced writer to write. All you need to do is take a piece of paper and pen or use your computer and, just start writing what you are feeling at that moment.

  • Write after you wake up or before you go to sleep – on those timelines you have a window of opportunity to access your unconscious and connect to your truth since the frequency of the brain waves slides into the alpha.

  • Write whatever comes to your mind – there is no right or wrong, you can pour out your thoughts on paper without limitations.


To get started, I recommend you to write a story as part of The World from My Window project. Before you start writing, you will be asked "As you look up at the night sky what are you thinking? How are you feeling? What does your new normal look like?"- these are examples of the kind of intuitive writing that focuses on what is happening to you at this moment.


Click on the link below to write your story:

References:

GRE Psychology by Kaplan

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