Writing is much more than just a string of words intended to create a means of communication. For an experienced graphoanalyst, a person’s handwriting represents a diagram of their attitudes towards life. For a graphotherapist it is a common thread that leads to places long forgotten inside each individual. In writing, the movements of the pen not only reflect attitudes about our circumstances and ourselves, but they reinforce them. Every time we put pen to paper, leave a margin, or draw a series of letters, we are declaring: This is my personal belief system. When we alter certain strokes in our writing, we are simultaneously affirming a change in attitude.
On a mental level, your habitual cognitive patterns rebel and, consequently, the body responds. You may feel a tightness in the stomach or a shortness of breath, and you may even break out in a sweat. Your complex internal communications network (composed of more than ten billion cells) has been monitoring your activity and has triggered your body’s central alarm. This is not you! You don’t write like that. You need to stop what you’re doing immediately! A disharmony has occurred with your belief system.
Beliefs? Absolutely. Our belief system programs our physiology, and therefore directly affects our health.
Reverse graphology is a behavioral science: It is applied to the interpretation and modification of writing patterns that directly affect our behavior. When traces of self-affirmation are systematically introduced into writing, the writer assimilates the attitudes that those traces reflect while eliminating the opposing traces. By doing this deliberately and systematically, the writer can reorient the course of their life in a positive and fulfilling direction. Graphotherapy is one of the most direct, effective and harmless healing instruments known. And what is healing if not to overcome the attitudes that tell us we are not yet entirely the masters of ourselves?
One of the most beneficial and lasting effects of graphotherapy is that the person is intimately involved in their own transformation process, with the graphotherapist assuming more of a guiding role. The person writing assumes personal responsibility in the self healing process by picking up the pen and writing in a certain way every day. The self healing is essentially in the hands of the beneficiary, the one who is doing the handwriting.
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