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7 mins | May 13, 2020

To boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life

How 'life review therapy' could prove itself helpful in the most difficult of times. Amongst the multitude of reasons why psychological therapy or counselling is useful, one simple and often overlooked benefit is that it encourages patients to talk about their past. Christian Jarrett in Aeon magazine looks at his colleagues' work at Denison University, Ohio, where they have been studying how this practice can boost self-esteem and strengthen a sense of identity.

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