Perhaps you’ve heard the idiom, “Handwriting is Brainwriting” and wondered what it meant. All of our physical movements are controlled by our brains. Your hand (and pen) follows instructions from your brain when you write. In response to those directions, you apply pressure and make the strokes that form your letters. Your hands are merely the tools with which your brain writes on paper. Handwriting takes a surprising amount of work. Continuous application of this skill reinforces it until it becomes habitual – after we’ve learned the technique of writing, we can automatically compose letters, groups of letters, and complete phrases from memory.

As a result, writing becomes more of a mental than a mechanical skill, as the individual stroke formations that make up our letters, as well as the pressure with which we execute them, are intimately tied to the force, purpose, and capabilities of imagery present in our brains.

Learning to write is a skill that takes time to master; we progressively learn to coordinate the essential muscle groups in our hands and arms, and our writing gets more fluent as we go. The semi-literate writer’s inflexible or uncoordinated movements are starkly different from the script of the graphically advanced writer to the skilled analyzer.

It’s probably a good idea to hammer in another of those well-known handwriting facts at this point. The assumption that personal development or character depth always comes with the passage of time is a common fallacy. You will see for yourself as you analyze additional samples of handwriting that this is an incorrect assumption, as you will learn that it is possible to find young heads on old shoulders, as well as middle-aged or elderly persons who stay perpetual youths.

Is it Possible to Change Your Personality by Changing Your Handwriting?

Yes. If you dislike something about your handwriting, you can try to change or eliminate it, so changing or eliminating the trait. Graphotherapy is the name for this procedure.

“Grapho-Therapy” implies “change your handwriting, change your life” in the most basic sense. It’s the science of changing your handwriting to improve your personality. By simply modifying the way you write, Grapho-Therapy can repair your worst flaws and build your character when used professionally.

But, you might wonder, how can a change in one’s handwriting effect one’s personality? To comprehend the entire complicated process, you must first understand what happens when you write. Writing is a set of movements involving rhythm, pace, pressure, direction, and other factors. Handwriting captures and holds on paper the writer’s tiniest motor impulses, as well as the many other components that go into it. We don’t write with just our hands; we use our brains, muscles, and nerves, which react to conscious, subconscious, and emotional inputs. Many people refer to handwriting as “brain-writing.” As a result, our movements (and writing) must reflect our physical, mental, and emotional moods. Handwriting explains why, despite being taught to form letters in a specific manner as children, each of us develops our own distinctive handwriting. It also explains why there is such a wide range of handwriting styles. 

There is considerable evidence that graphotherapy works based on documented case histories from around the world. We know that smiling causes improved moods and a stronger immune system. The same approach applies to graphotherapy. You can affect psychological changes just by doing a physical act. For example, forcing oneself to write uphill will help you start to feel more “up” emotionally.

Let’s say you’re having trouble finishing what you’ve started. Maybe you keep believing you’ll fail and don’t see why you should keep going. Perhaps you dread making sales calls or are hesitant to establish long-term arrangements. You can come up with a variety of justifications and excuses to avoid taking action: it won’t work; you’re not qualified; it will be too expensive; you don’t have enough time.

You might go to a typical psychotherapist with your problem and have him or her try to help you solve it through discourse and psychological counseling. You could also consult a graphologist, who will examine your handwriting to identify the graphological qualities that correspond to your issue. In this case, the graphologist is likely to notice characteristics such as stopping too close to the right edge and a falling baseline. These characteristics reflect erecting imagined hurdles to your progress in life (right-margin avoidance) and a proclivity to give up before completing a task (falling baseline).

The graphologist would next tell you to come up with a few sentences that express your desire to change and write them down, being sure to go out to the right margin and keep your baseline from dropping. He would advise you to write this task twice a day, twice in the morning and twice in the evening, and to be aware of your handwriting everytime you pick up a pen.

Most people remark that after three months of using graphotherapy procedures, they can write in the new, recommended manner without thinking about it. If this happened to you, you’d know your subconscious had received the message—not just in your writing, but also in your life. And you’d have no qualms about making those dreaded sales calls, preparing to do more than you ever imagined, and having plenty of energy to spare.

Because handwriting emerges from the subconscious, graphotherapy was developed on the premise that it provides the most direct route back to the subconscious, that enigmatic power that rules each of us yet is highly susceptible to suggestion. When we intentionally change a stroke in our handwriting through repetitive practice, we are effectively delivering a powerful suggestion to the subconscious that affects the associated character. If we keep trying, the sequence will always be followed, and the most amazing things will occur! Handwriting can influence the subconscious mind in the same way that the subconscious mind influences handwriting.

Our handwriting can either promote harmful habits or be used to change or even eradicate them. Graphotherapy is a powerful and successful strategy for improving your life that combines the concepts of neurology and the psychology of handwriting analysis.

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