Last Updated:
Dec 20, 2008

Post New Blog
Email to a Friend

Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 37
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US

Signup Date: 05/22/05

My Subscriptions
Immaculately Cruel
judas, my heart.
julia cool boots
Tiffany {{ Nothing but Legendary }}

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Probably the most reposted story in the blogosphere today

"Fire your shrink - get a blog"

" John Suler, a psychology professor at Rider University in New Jersey, has studied the overlap of psychology and cyberspace. Blog audiences are usually small, he says, but "going public with one's thoughts and experiences can be a self-affirming process."

He and other experts say blogging shouldn't replace face-to-face counseling -- although it can complement sessions when a patient shares their writing with the therapist.

"Some psychologists take special interest in any activities that their clients may undertake online," Suler says, "because such activities often reveal a lot about how they express their identity and relate to other people."

Kim did start psychotherapy, but kept blogging. "My therapist will give me little assignments and I'll blog about them," she says. "If I come home (after a session) and write about it, it solidifies it.""

" The only problem, some bloggers find, is that many posts become passé -- yet they're on the Web forever.

"The Internet takes momentary thoughts and freezes them in amber as if they're permanent," says Scheherazade Mason, a career counselor and sailing coach at Bowdoin College in Maine. She stopped posting her deepest thoughts, but calls the experience positive.

"Through my first blog, I learned to be braver," Mason says. "I learned that my weakness was also likable. In real life, you try to show only strength and to hide your weaknesses, but I exposed everything.""

4:30 PM - 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add Comment - Edit - Remove -

About  |  FAQ  |  Terms  |  Privacy:  |  Safety Tips  |  Contact Myspace  |  Posted by  |  Promote  |  Advertise  |  MySpaceShop

©2003-2007 MySpace.com. All Rights Reserved.