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Developmental writing via self-discovery -Focused on exploring self-narratives during the narrative therapy

SonMinyoung 1

1한남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper discusses a therapeutic writing technique that explores self-narratives and assists with self-discovery. Narrative therapy was explored as a method, and a case of graduate student A was reported. First, student A’s self-narrative was explored focusing on emotion. As a result, the student self-discovered that too much energy was invested into the development of interpersonal relationships. Next, an externalizing process via writing was conducted. In the process, student A focused on ‘changes’ in self-narratives, and as a result, the student reflected on a trauma resulting from the unexpected separation from a loved-one. Lastly, the student achieved self-development through free writing. During the writing process, student A’s language developed to sensorimotor, express egocentrism, and decentralization. Self-discovery helps one to meet oneself in the past, to understand oneself in the present, and to plan oneself in the future. Therefore self-discovery is an important element of self-development. Writing is a good method for development through self-discovery, because it forces one to critically engage with and analyze the language being constructed.

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