Self-Expressive Writing Worksheets: a Collection of 11 PDF's

About the Author

Seph Fontane Pennock, BBA, is the co-founder of PositivePsychology.com. Seph strongly believes that we can deal with most of life’s absurdities by leveraging human connection and challenging ourselves, instead of using dogma or pharmaceutical drugs.

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  1. Simona Adina

    Hi
    The article 83 Benefits of Journaling for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
    By Courtney E Eckerman is SPOT ON
    I’m 51
    Began Journaling when I was 17 because I was a
    1. Loner
    2. Depressed person (didn’t know it then – diagnosed Bipolar by a psychologist who I sleeked help from…..didn’t work out…long story)
    3. Had a disassociated Personality – stemmed from childhood ( had emotional abandonment disorder – from my mom leaving me at 4 years old for 4 years –
    I’m Eastern European and was brought up in a household where you don’t talk about your problems so I began to write because I had no one to talk to, I discovered all this through writing in a Journal for over 28 years – And I self- healed.
    I combined my disassociated personalities accidentally through a practice I had never heard about prior to doing it called MINDFULLNESS – but this MINDFULLNESS EXPERIMENT came about from journaling –
    My Journaling took many type of forms
    * Poetry – ( Came through me in a Rushing Outpour – I can not write poetry now to save my life)
    * Self- Help Note taking
    * Dialogue from favorite Movies – Usually deep ones dealing with Artist’s Biographies
    * Spiritual Undertones
    This Last One – Spiritual Undertone – I felt it through my writing – Not right away
    For most of my life I wanted to die -because the emotional pain was very overwhelming
    The Journal Was My Best Friend – it helped ease the Pain
    When I’d write things such as I’m a loser – I never do anything right
    There would be answers back with my own pen ( At the time I didn’t reflect on it – never did) such as You’re more than you know. A conqueror of Life . A Power to be reckoned with
    Messages Like that ( If you are a Depressed Person – You know that there’s no way that you can have such feelings off low self worth and in the next line be able to pump yourself up
    So there is a SPIRITUAL FORCE that begins working through you when you start asking and Probing WHO AM I ? I was obsessed with this because I was going crazy with my disassociated personalities. And abscessed with figuring out my PURPOSE in life. While I was going through this obsessive quest I couldn’t understand why it was that I was so abscessed with it – in the end I figured out it’s because it’s a CALLING – A SPIRITUAL CALLING – and once I accepted it and began working towards it I felt fully whole and at peace
    The only time I’m not at peace within myself is when I seriously say within ” I GIVE UP – THIS IS TOO HARD”
    My CALLING? Put out a 4 Voulume Series – MEMOIR of my 27 YearJourney –
    My 1st Book done – I’m working on applying my Editor’s suggestions
    Sorry for the messy writing – thought jumping
    If anyone wants to contact me – I’m living proof that Journaling works
    It saved my life / helped me discover my Purpose
    Simona Adina
    simonayear@yahoo.com
    THANK YOU GREAT ARTICLE AND GREAT RESOURCES
    YOU ARE INSPIRATIONAL

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    • Nicole Celestine

      Hi Simona,
      Thank you for sharing the phenomenal impact that journaling as had on your life — that’s amazing!
      Best of luck with your upcoming book.
      – Nicole | Community Manager

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  2. Claudia Ira Gan

    Thank you so much for the resources! It’s enormously valuable and very much appreciated!

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    • Nicole Celestine

      Hi Claudia,
      So glad to hear you found the materials valuable. Thanks for reading!
      – Nicole Celestine | Community Manager

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  3. Ruma Dak

    This is really helpful! thank you 🙂

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  4. Fátima Pestana

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING SUCH POSITIVE GUIDELINES.
    THIS MATERIAL IS AMAZING.
    WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!
    OBRIGADA,
    Fátima Pestana

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  5. Hala

    I need to get more informations about poetry therapy, and if there any online course for it, or any scholarship for learner from other countries.
    Thank you for your efforts.

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  6. Julie

    Love this website, Thank you so much Seth, great job!

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  7. Nosipo Mays

    WO! I am fascinated by this approach.It takes me back to our foundation in education as students.

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  8. Rose Mokone

    Thank you Seph. you are really opening my eyes by the day.

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  9. Jemerson

    I also feel being welcome here. Very thankful having Sir Seph Pennock in inspiring me and making me feel happy everyday!
    From the bottom of my heart together with my hypothalamus, my sincerest thanks to you.
    Jemerson Dominguez
    Philippines

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  10. marlen Adames

    Amazing material to work with client with who needs to overcome traumas.

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  11. Maryam Fofana

    Thank you so very much for this very helpful information.

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  12. Cathy

    Big thank you for sharing resources.

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  13. Amal

    Thank U. U put together hard stuff in a simple way.

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  14. sarah

    Thank you so much. these articles are so useful.

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  15. Eyo Asuquo

    Thank you so much.This is very informing.

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  16. Ahmad Gimmy

    Thank you Seph, very appreciate it !!

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  17. Jas

    This is really fantastic. Thank you, Seph for sharing and support. Greatly appreciated.

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  18. Rita Kinsella

    thank you very much, they are great

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  19. Donna Joyce

    Hi Seph thank you for the PDF download I really appreciated these and the kindness of letting us all download them. Thank you again. Donna

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  20. Konstantinos

    thank you for sharing… extremely helpful tool…

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  21. Cathy Johnson Campbell

    Thank you Seth and Craig. Very nicely presented… inspiring, simple and succinct, and easy to get value out of. Much appreciated.

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  22. Wayne Brazil

    Super useful for my first responder clients

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  23. Sharen

    Thank you Seph. I am looking forward to sitting down to read (and implement) these real soon.

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  24. Joe Vivirito

    Thank you Seph. These worksheets will be very helpful.

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  25. Luisa

    Thanks for such precious treasure!

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  26. Sadaf

    Thanks for such precious tool. These will surly prove helpful for my life. I have always found writing as the best tool for catharsis. I am really excited to have this treasure. Thanks for sharing.
    Best regards

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  27. Ponny SH Lam

    Thank you for your generosity and hardwork of putting all these together in such an elegant way!

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  28. Ganesh Kumar J

    The work you have done is an incrediable one….

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  29. Kell

    These resources are out of this world. I love the concise research provided with each exercise. Love them for my own personal use and future clients.

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  30. Zah

    Thank you so very much.

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  31. Maria Asuncion Tanangco

    So pleased to have known a person in you who shares my passion for Positive Psychology. Great tools Sir Seph!

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  32. Erin Kampa

    These are fantastic! Thank you for creating and sharing these clear concise tools with us, those who want to help and those who want to be helped. I deeply appreciate all of your sharing and emails but this one really hit home. What better way to grasp and pin down the ephemeral… the sparkling growth that can be hard to birth, to find a way to the Ideal Self. Again Thank YOU, Seph.
    Take care,
    Erin Kampa
    Connecticut USA

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  33. sara

    Wonderful!!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these awesome tools!!
    I really appreciate this support so much

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    • Seph Fontane Pennock

      Our pleasure Sara!

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  34. sofia

    thanks so much. These are great tools that help

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  35. Jennie Guite

    Thanks for sharing. It will be of great help for myself and my clients. Thanks! God bless you for your work ahead!!

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  36. Arhan Sthapit, PhD

    It’s great

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  37. Aakanksha Bhatnagar

    Thank you so much for sharing them Seph. These worksheets are fantastic!

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  38. Graciela Fuentes

    ¡¡Gracias por tu generosidad al compartir tu trabajo!!

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    • Seph Fontane Pennock

      De nada Graciela 🙂

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  39. Mary

    Hi.
    Thank you Seph so much for the positive information. I am involved a lot in counselling and helping people realize their potentials is in my nature. Your help came at a great time.
    Much appreciated.
    Kind regards
    Mary

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  40. Sai Bhupalam

    Great tools Seph – I am familiar with many of them via my positive psychology certification but putting them together like this in such a fine format (along with the research behind it) for all of us is very professional, generous and kind of you and Craig. Happy Holidays and GBY!

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    • Seph Fontane Pennock

      Happy holidays to you too Sai! We’re hoping many clients and practitioners alike will get to profit from these exercises.

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  41. Margi Kruger

    Thank you so much, You are so very generous with your information. Much appreciated

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  42. Malcolm

    Thank you very much for your great insights and generous offer to share what you produce!

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  43. Eliana Wissmann Alyanak

    Thank you for all this valuable material. Happy Hanukkah.

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  44. Seem

    Thanku so much

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  45. Kathleen Crawford

    Thank you Seph, These look great, good resources and very clear.

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  46. Anat Shavdron

    Thank you for this resource and valuable tool

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  47. Mansi Kothari

    Hi
    Thank you very much for these worksheets.I would definitely use these exercises to help my clients.

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    • Seph Fontane Pennock

      So glad to hear that Mansi!

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  48. Trish

    Thank-you very much for your great insights and generous offer to share what you produce!

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    • Seph Fontane Pennock

      Anytime Trish 🙂 Our pleasure

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  49. JOHN T. SHEA

    Many thanks for these interesting Writing Therapy PDFs!

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    • Seph Fontane Pennock

      Pleasure John!

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  50. Anna Sannibale

    Thank you Seph and all. Amazing resources!

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    • Seph Fontane Pennock

      Hope they’ll be of use Anna 🙂

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  51. lynn

    So happy to see there was enough a demand that you created these worksheets. Will be working with my clients using them.
    thank you and happy holiday.

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  52. mona rich

    Thanks so much for sharing Seph! Always valuable!

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  53. Marsha Blidner Slivka

    You are so very generous with your information. With love and thanks for your regular gifts.

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  54. Akhilesh Tiwari

    Good resource material…Thanks

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  55. Richard

    Thank you!

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  56. Renata

    Thanks Seph 🙂 I really appreciate your efforts and the resources are great. I’m planning to use some of the reflection prompts with my team today. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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  57. Lisa Faulkner

    Fantastic resources – thanks so much!

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  58. Daughn

    Thanks for the education

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  59. Dr.S.Thenmozhi

    Thank you very for the very useful resource

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  60. Angie

    Hi Seph,
    This material will be very useful, and for those like me that are undergoing changes. Ilove the processes involved in navigating & making those adjustments.

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  61. leona dawson

    thanks Stephanie.

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  62. Meghana Gupta

    Thank you!! It is really a good approach for any expression whether positive or negative. I am sure going to download it.

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  63. Benny

    Hi Seph,
    Thank you I am sure to download the PDFs and to make good use of them.
    The stuff I wanted to write about was overflowing in my mind that I once thought of writing a book and was seeking help from publishers, yet I realized I needed to recollect my thoughts first.
    I strongly hope that the writing would help me heal and break the grudge.
    I wish you happy days, and
    Merry Christmas !

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  64. Sturlaugur Sturlaugsson

    Thank you Seph and Co. I get your passion for positive psychology….:)
    I also have a passion to increase better decision making in life. Or increase positiveness/ happiness over all. Because I expect that will increase better decision making…
    I read somewhere that each person takes around 35.000 decisions pr. day. Some of them without noticing it… Some ones are good and some less good…
    One better decision can make a difference in life….:)
    Rgds. Sturri from Iceland.

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  65. Sujithra

    Thank u Seph

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  66. Melissa Thompson, MA

    Thank you for all of this information. I am starting my Writing Class tonight with my client group. It is IOP, and all seemed really interested as long as they were directed. Ill Let you know how it turns out.

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  67. Beverley Gregory

    Thanks for sharing. A great tool to have.

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  68. Christine Winter

    Yes lately i have found that writing my thoughts down have helped me in many ways. Thank you for the remiders.

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  69. Mary Kerbacher

    Awesome. Thank you

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  70. Nicholas Paton Philip

    Thanks very much for the very useful worksheets on self-expressive writing. Much appreciated.

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  71. martha flores

    Thank you!!!

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  72. Selina Moodley

    Hi there
    Thank you so much for the great help. It’s very helpful

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