Whether you’re a seasoned journaler or you’ve never even thought of picking up a pen to help with your emotional life, “Writing for Emotional Balance” can help you.

It presents a systematic approach to managing emotions, by combining straightforward text and active exercises for you to complete in the book.
You will read about how the skills of emotion management work and develop, and then you will actually experience these skills through 33 uniquely tailored exercises.

Through this guided journal, you will learn and practice the seven essential skills of emotion management:

  • Distance yourself from your emotions

  • Define what your emotions mean for you

  • Release blocked and conflicted feelings

  • Regain focus while experiencing overwhelming emotions

  • Use structure and organization to clarify feelings

  • Regroup after an emotional set back

  • Maintain your new skills and incorporate them into your life

“Writing for Emotional Balance” will give you a greater sense of flexibility within yourself, a broader emotional perspective and an ongoing confidence in how you live with your emotions.




“Beth Jacobs’ Writing for Emotional Balance is impressive in its freshness. I learned so much from it. Her capacity to communicate about the nature of emotions and how to use writing to achieve balance is clear, dynamic, wholistic and direct. These pages are imbued with compassion - a nonjudgmental, practical, empathic understanding of being human - all of which make this book a lasting, useful and potent guide for growth and increased self-awareness. That’s quite a gift - one that you or anyone you know deserves!”

- John Fox
author, Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-making
President of the National Association for Poetry Therapy


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These are the kinds of experiences
that “Writing for Emotional Balance” addresses and helps you manage:

~ You are flooded with feeling to the point of being paralyzed, confused or unable to speak.

~ You understand where your feelings come from but don’t seem to be able to alter the emotional patterns you experience.

~ No matter what happens, your thoughts eventually lead into the same negative statements about yourself.

~ You want to express yourself, but you have no idea of where to start or how to articulate your feelings.

~ You are easily caught off guard emotionally and surprised by the quality or intensity of your own emotional reactions to people.

~ Your feelings seem random, erratic or hopelessly complicated.

~ Emotions stew inside of you and never seem to resolve.

~ You get obsessed with people or situations that you think should be insignificant.

~ You decide how to act in a situation and when it occurs, you do exactly the opposite of your intention.

~ You get frustrated with your emotions or you just hate to feel them.


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