Guidelines for Recovery Journals

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Guidelines for Recovery Journals
« on: October 26, 2014, 02:21:36 AM »
Guidelines for Recovery Journals

  • Please start a new thread for your individual journal.
  • Add to it as you progress in recovery - sometimes recovery seems slow until we look back and then we realize just how far we have come.
  • Keep it confidential - remember this is the internet so don't include information that will allow anyone to recognize your identity (i.e.,  replace real names with initials or pseudonyms)
  • If a particular post may trigger other members, please add "TW" at the start of the post

Angering is important but don't dehumanize or resort to degrading putdowns or insults toward the perpetrator of your abuse/neglect if you talk about them in your journal.

For Those Who Read These Recovery Journals

Treat journals with the utmost dignity and respect. This is a sensitive tool for recovery where some very important things are "said" for the first time. There are many tears and years of pain bound within the lines of these letters so we ask that if you respond you:

   Listen for and validate the poster's feelings.
   Don't critique the journal or tell the poster what they should have said
   Don't use this forum for debate or discussion. Use the other forums for that
   Report any concerns or abuses of this forum to a moderator

Finally, given the nature of journals please note that there is no 5 page limit as in the rest of the board.
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