What Are You Going To Do When The Pain is Stronger
Than Your Medicine?
The Well-Being Journal
Drawing on Your Inner Power to Heal Yourself...
by Dr. Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., R.E.A.T.
A guide to the Art of self-healing...
THE WELL-BEING JOURNAL takes you on an inner
journey through the psychological roots of
pain and illness to your own natural power
"At the age of 35, I came down with a life-threatening
disease which turned out to be the greatest
teacher I've ever had. This book is the result
of the lessons I learned from that illness"
Dr. Lucia Capacchione
Health research shows that writing about
one's illness or chronic pain strengthens
the immune system and reduces dependence
on medical intervention.
This book contains
drawing, writing, imagery and meditation
techniques for enhancing health and well-being.
The reader learns how to identify psychological
causes of stress or disease and how to create
a self-nurturing lifestyle.
This book is
based on the author's training programs for
health care professionals and workshops for
persons living with AIDS, HIV positive, cancer
and chronic pain.
Recent research shows that writing
our feelings about an illness or traumatic
experience actually improves the efficiency
of the immune system. In this groundbreaking
Dr. Lucia Capacchione shares a unique method
of journal-keeping that she developed while
recovering from a life-threatening collagen
Her simple techniques include effective
- Listen to your body
- Love and nurture yourself
- Let your Inner Child out to play
- Create a personal support system
- Decode messages hidden in symptoms
- Discover the healing power of dreams
- Find guidance in the wisdom of the body
"Capacchione's work is great! I recommend
her books to people I work with who have
a variety of problems. I think both drawing and writing encourage
a fundamental need that we have for self-expression. There may be an added benefit to writing
in that it translates experiences into language--which helps the person to resolve a trauma
Prof. James W. Pennebaker
Department of Psychology
Southern Methodist University
The Well Being Journal, paperback 155 pages
Amazon Kindle eBook
Chapter titles include:
A Journal of Healing: the psychology of the body, the journal
process, uses of art and reflective writing for healing and well-being.
writing with your other hand, guidelines to journal-keeping
Body Awareness: Body mapping, breathing meditation, the body parts speak
Body image: history and beliefs - how I see myself, body conversation
and much more
Self-care: Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit, foods and moods, eating
patterns, getting unhooked, nurturing all of me, My nurturing self and
Relaxation and Re-Creation: drawing your feelings out, a dance on paper,
tension and slowing down, where the time goes, time to play
Supportive Relationships: My own best friend, the gift of friendship,
personal support group, picture me sexual, the facts of love, male and
female, the marriage within
Healing from the Inner Self: Dreams remembering and recording, the dream
body, the healing dream, the Healer Within, Health affirmations,
solitude, meditation, prayer, endings and new beginnings
Want to know more? What is Art Therapy?
Quote from The Picture of Health - Healing Your Life with Art by
Dr Lucia Capacchione
"Since the mid-1970's I have shared
my discoveries at seminars for people of
all ages and occupations: in schools and
colleges, churches, corporations, counseling
centers, and spiritual retreats."
"Over the years I have documented my
discoveries and techniques in many books
(Self Discovery Bookstore) The feedback has been so inspiring, especially
in regard to the healing power of art, that
I was moved to write this book. It includes
not only my personal story and triumph over
difficult odds and a life-threatening condition,
but the impressive success stories of others."
"I became an art therapist in 1975 after
healing an "incurable" disease
primarily through spontaneous drawing and
writing. At the time of my illness, I was
a professional artist and teacher. I had
never heard of art therapy, and there were
no popular books on the subject. My spontaneous
self-exploration through art was undoubtedly
guided by a higher healing power within,
taking me step by step back home to my Inner
"When you read my story you will see
how the Inner Artist has played the role
of healer throughout my life. Through the
writing and drawing exercises, affirmations,
visualizations, meditations, and inspirational
stories, I hope you will find the healing
power of your own Inner Artist. I have found that tremendous
love - for yourself and for others - becomes
the overflowing pot of gold at the end of
the rainbow. it comes with the joy of finding
and expressing your own truth."
Dr. Lucia Capacchione
"There is a simplicity and innocence
in the way the book unfolds because it uses
the tools and language of the child. Yet
it is profound in its impact."
Robert Ault, A.T.R.
The Menninger Foundation
About the Author
Dr. Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., R.E.A.T. is an Art Therapist Registered & Registered
Expressive Art Therapist, artist, psychologist,
popular international workshop leader, author
of 12 books, including her newest release, Living
With Feeling; Visioning Ten Steps to Designing the Life
of Your Dreams, and the best-selling Recovery of Your Inner Child. The originator of the Creative Journal Method,
Dr. Capacchione is recognized as a pioneer
in health and healing through creativity. As a career counselor, she has conducted
job outplacement seminars, talent development,
and corporate consulting for business and
industry, including such clients as Hallmark, Mattel, and Walt Disney Imagineering. She lives near Big Sur, California
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