Day 17: Depth Journaling Leveraging the Stress Inventory
Dr. Clarke discusses the concept of Depth Journaling, and going deeper on the sources of your most difficult emotions. If you choose to journal on emotional experiences from childhood, please watch the second video on this page instead, and do the journaling exercise associated with video #2.
When Stress is From Childhood
Dr. David Clarke covers topics including:
- The activity of Depth Journaling on your most difficult emotions
- Exploring the people, places and events that trigger these emotions
- If you choose emotions experienced in childhood, watch the second video on this page instead and do the related journaling exercise
Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper.
Questions for Journaling:
Journaling (if you watched video #1 and chose emotions from current life)
- Pick the one or two emotions from your (Day 16) list that are toughest
- Where in your life do you experience these emotions? Are there people, places or events that trigger these emotions?
- Do you notice any patterns in terms of where and when these emotions happen?
- On a 1-10 scale (10 being worst) how would you rate your pain today?
- Journaling (if you watched video #2 and chose emotions from childhood)
- Imagine you are observing a child who had the same difficult emotional experiences as you did at the same age
- What is it like to observe this child?
- On a 1-10 scale (10 being worst) how would you rate your pain today
- Deep Breathing
- Grand Central Station Meditation
- Driving Meditation
- Negative Self-Talk Exercise
- Body Scan Exercise
- Day 0: Setting Up for Success
- Day 1: Your "Old Back Story"
- Day 2: Understanding ESR
- Day 3: Deep Breathing
- Day 4: Wisdom from a Spine Surgeon
- Day 5: How We Get Programmed for Pain
- Day 6: Type A Personalities
- Day 7: The "Big 4" Emotions
- Day 8: A Case of Childhood Stress
- Day 9: A Case of Current Stress
- Day 10: Cases of Depression and Anxiety
- Day 11: Taking Stock & Survey
- Day 12: Your "Monkey Mind"
- Day 13: Awareness in Day-to-Day Life
- Day 14: Roots of Negative Self-Talk
- Day 15: Living from the Neck Up
- Day 16: The Stress Inventory
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