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This paper outlines the history and highlights the uses of graphology in the health and educational setting. Graphology can be a useful tool in spotting health problems before they become too severe, and is excellent at identifying stress in the individual. Valuable insights into people's characters can be gained allowing a better understanding of ourselves and others. Examples are given in the paper of what to look for generally in assessing health, vitality, energy, willpower and originality. Other examples demonstrating specific deficiencies, such as physical weakness, poor memory, anxiety, stress, depression and lack of confidence are identified. There is growing evidence to suggest that graphology can help therapists identify hidden problems, also enabling accurate assessment of a person's response to therapy. As the clues pile up, the complexities of the writer's character, health and emotional status emerge, rather as if you were pulling together a giant jigsaw. Therapy can then be tailor-made to the individual.




Brewer, J. F. (1999). Graphology. Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery, 5(1), 6–14.

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