Th e fi nal type of writing activity to be presented is journaling. Journal writing is another form of expressive writing because it also uses this format for the exploration of one’s self for better understanding, healing, and fostering growth. It has been shown to have both psychological and physical benefi ts (Lepole & Smyth, 2002). One of the main benefi ts for journal writing is that it can be used for expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas where doing so interpersonally is not possible, or the circumstances are inappropriate to do so. Further, journaling permits expression of these elements that is free from the constraints of grammar, logic, sequencing, and the like that are needed when trying to express these to another person.