Non-dominant writing refers to the act of writing with the hand that is not your dominant one. For most people, their dominant hand is the right hand or the left hand, and using the other hand to write can feel awkward and challenging. However, practicing non-dominant writing can offer several benefits, such as improving coordination, stimulating creativity, and strengthening the connections between the brain’s hemispheres.
Practicing non-dominant writing can access your inner child.
You can start by writing simple sentences or short paragraphs with your non-dominant hand, and gradually increase the difficulty level as you feel more comfortable. It’s important to be patient and persistent, as it may take some time to develop the muscle memory and dexterity needed for non-dominant writing.
Writing from the perspective of your inner child with your non-dominant hand can be a powerful way to connect with your emotions, memories, and experiences from childhood. It can help you tap into your creativity and gain new insights about yourself.
To start, find a quiet and comfortable place where you can write without distractions. Take a few deep breaths to relax and focus your mind. Then, begin writing with your non-dominant hand, allowing your inner child to guide your words and express their feelings and thoughts.
You can start by asking your inner child questions such as:
What do you want to say?
How are you feeling?
What do you remember from your childhood?
What did you enjoy doing as a child?
What did you find challenging or difficult?
Write down whatever comes to mind, without judging or censoring your thoughts.
You may find that your writing is messy or illegible at first, but with practice, it will become easier and more natural.
When you’re done writing, take some time to reflect on what you’ve written. What insights have you gained about your inner child? What emotions or memories have surfaced? How can you use this information to nurture and heal your inner child?
Buried memories rarely appear in tact. Sometimes, they may come in fragments through a s sound, taste, smell, feeling. The awakening of memories is powerful.
Remember to be kind, compassionate, and patient with yourself as you explore this process. Writing from the perspective of your inner child with your non-dominant hand can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and healing.