Writing to Release Emotions

Writing for Emotional Release Packet


Are you someone who has at one time or another experienced anger at yourself, or others, at situations beyond your control?

Has anyone ever said something that a hit hot button for you?

Have you had to deal with one or more losses of loved ones or others important to you?

The 7 story examples in Writing to Release Emotions ebook 
are in 3 categories. Examples of responses to the emotions of anger, loss and grief, and love.

Anger Writing
– There are two examples of written responses to instant and deep anger, almost controlled rage:

1 – at a Professor who told me to drop out of school to satisfy my housewifely ambitions, and several years later.

2 – at a school principal who told me a bomb could go off in the school supply closet where my art materials were stored for the rolling cart from which I went from class to class teaching art.

As you read, you’ll see how the simple spontaneous free-flow writing led to release. Even more importantly it allowed me to learn some things of which I was unaware AND I got a stronger belief in myself.

Writing to Loss

Other emotions I’ve experienced strongly in addition to anger are love, sadness, regrets and guilt particularly after the deaths, at different times, of my mother, my father and my beloved husband of 47 years.


3 – “She Was My Best Friend” was written in an airplane shortly after my mother died. The phrase, in my grief and anticipation of missing her, kept running around in my head; so I asked for pen and paper and wrote.

4My Father’s death years later brought up memories of anger and also the recollection of the thought I’d had years before when listening to others in a transformational program talking about Forgiveness.

As I listened, I had the thought, “I am my Father. If I cannot forgive my father, then I can’t forgive myself.” I wasn’t even aware of anything particular that needed forgiving. From that theme thought, I spontaneously wrote.

In the process I released troubled emotions, then honored my father by reading what I wrote as his memorial service.

5 – When my beloved husband Sam died, 12 years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, I wrote, reflecting on how, in our 47 years, he had “birthed” so much of who I became in my adult years.

Through the writing then sharing, I was able to come to terms with some of my grief, then celebrate and honor him; hold dear his contribution to my life and subsequently to yours.

Writing Morning pages daily, discussed quite a bit in the book Writing for Self-Discovery: Creating Breakthroughs also provided opportunities for release and openings, sometimes daily right after Sam’s death.

The five pieces mentioned above, plus two more, are compiled in a short ebook. In my commitment to inspiring you to Treasure Your Life now I’m offering it to you for free.

Not ALL free-flow writing for self-discovery needs to be heavy and serious. Middle of the night nagging thoughts can wind up in fun writing and result in a quick return to sleep.

Also included in this 3-part Packet:

Haiku for Healing PDF – One of the chapters in Writing for Self-Discovery discusses how I’ve used Haiku for Anger Control. I’ve had fun with it when bored also.

Tips for Writing When Angry – This cover tips on overall communication also.

My name is Sheila Finkelstein. Sometimes known as “The Lens to Life-Discovery”, I am a published author, artist/photographer/writer and life and relationship coach and winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award given by Women in eCommerce.

I’m usually known more for my photographic eye, seeing things in new and different ways. And when it comes to major, life-altering, emotional challenges, words, in the form of free-flow writing, become my access to peace and the ability to take action and move forward

It is also a tool I recommend and is successfully used by many of my coaching clients.

Again to receive this packet, simply enter your name and email address in the form below. The download will be sent to you, as soon as you confirm you wish to receive it.

I look forward to serving you, to your finding whatever you desire, using writing as one of the accesses.

Sheila Finkelstein