What Does the Science Say?

Soul Cartography sounds pretty woo-woo. Is there any proof that this practice can really make a difference in my life?

Interview with Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe DC, DACNB

Betsy Garmon interviews Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe, Functional Neurologist, about the positive affects of journaling on the brain.

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Create Safety

Regular journaling can create a safe space to push your mental boundaries for emotional and spiritual growth. As cognition goes up, fear goes down.

Journaling helps you reframe negative experiences as parts of your past when you would otherwise continue to relive them as re-traumatizing present experiences.

Be Present

From a neurological perspective, journaling is an extraordinarily powerful tool for keeping you present and mitigating distraction.

It also fosters intentional rest for your brain that is necessary for optimal brain function. By getting into what positive psychology calls a "flow state" you can help your fear response calm down and find safety.

Foster Creativity

The brain functions optimally when both the right & left lobes communicate efficiently.

Self-awareness journaling actually helps synthesize the strengths of both sides: big-picture thinking of the right lobe, and linear, step-by-step thinking of the left. This leads to new ideas, insights, and the ability to reframe life events, emotions, and thoughts.