Writing to Heal: An Introduction to Therapeutic Journaling

This 2.5 hour online video course gives you an in-depth introduction to therapeutic journaling and shows you how to begin using journaling as a tool for self-discovery, healing and personal growth.

Journal writing is defined as the conscious and deliberate use of reflective writing to further mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Therapeutic journaling is the process of writing down our thoughts, emotions and experiences with the purpose of bringing about change, healing and growth. It differs from the process of recording daily events in a diary, which many of us are probably familiar. Therapeutic journaling is much more than recording events, it is about engaging in a therapeutic process in order to bring about the change we are seeking.

Journaling or diary writing as a means of telling our “stories” has been used by many for decades, however, it is only since the 1930’s that we first started to see the emergence of books and papers that spoke about journal writing as a tool for personal development. Since this time, journal writing has become a well-known resource and tool in the fields of mental health and personal development, so much so that a therapeutic modality known as “Journal Therapy” has been developed based on the effectiveness of it as a therapeutic intervention.

Therapeutic journaling helps you to delve into your own self-discovery. It helps you to get to know yourself on a deep level. Through journaling you can begin to understand what you are feeling and why you are feeling that way and it provides you with a safe space to begin to process those emotions. It can help you to work through any difficult experiences from the past or present and it can aid you in your own journey toward healing and growth. A journal is a major support that you can access 24 hours a day and it is free, all you need is a pen and paper or a device to type on. In this course you will learn how to begin your own practice of journaling so that you too can experience all of the benefits named and more!

This course includes:

  • 2.5 hours of on demand video content – watch the video content and complete the course at your own time and pace
  • Downloadable resources
  • Full life-time access to course
  • Certificate upon completion

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the therapeutic power of journaling
  • Have a number of different therapeutic journaling prompts and exercises to use
  • Understand the psychological, emotional and physical benefits of therapeutic journaling
  • Have clear guidelines that you can use to begin therapeutic journaling today

No previous experience with journal writing is necessary.

This course can be done as a stand alone course or in conjunction with most talking therapies.

If you are ready to begin your journey of self-discovery, healing and transformation with therapeutic journaling then this is the course for you! See you on the other side ~ Aine