Journal writing is fast becoming an important aspect of coaching, counselling and psychotherapy. It provides its users with a safe and effective way of safely releasing tension, anger and frustration while giving a voice to creativity.
It allows people to access the subconscious and tap into the store of knowledge there. It helps us to recognise patterns and rhythms in our lives and experiment with creative writing. For people who are interested in writing their autobiography, for people working the difficulties around bereavement, addiction or illness, for people who want to record the good and bad times, the Journal provides the perfect partner. In this intensive workshop in which participants learn twelve different ways to use their Journals, for example, the Unsent Letter, the Dialogue and Deserving. Journal Journey asks you to write short, focused entries, through visualisation, inner journey, songs, feelings, gratitude and lots more.
This method creates a reflective loop which makes the Journal writing exercise more productive and effective. Because Journal writing is self-directed, the writer cannot get too deeply emerged in their situations. This workshop teaches you how to release past traumas in a safe place and move forward in a positive way. It also encourages creativity and expression. You write when and what you feel like writing. Journal writing is good for the health and well being of the writer, as it allows him/her to release negative emotions safely. It is also beneficial for the writer’s emotional balance and is a helpful and supportive companion on any spiritual journey. I call my Journal my ‘EURO (the cost of a notebook) therapist.’ It is always available, never critical and never disapproving. Because the Journal is written for no audience other than the writer, the mechanics of writing do not really matter. It is the process that is important, not the product. Journal writing is of benefit to everyone, it is where we get to know our friend at the end of the pen, which will be a supportive companion on life’s journey.