The first book in which the wonderful psychologist James Pennebaker describes in detail why burying emotions can cause health issues, and how writing about trauma, problems and emotional upheavals can have significant benefits. He describes how the controlled clinical research he, and his team, have undertaken, establishes a firm connection between the mind and the body.
"Pennebaker gives a gripping look at how psychological science is best done. He makes his results relevant and exciting, but the science seems solid. Pennebaker provides substantial empirical support for significant mental and physical health effects arising from religious practices such as confession, reconciliation, and forgiveness."
--Robert J. Lovinger, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Central Michigan University