While journaling is often recognized as an indispensable aid to a balanced life, many people find it hard to get started. Especially in our fast paced digital world, finding the right moment to calmly sit down to write can be difficult.
But pausing to write is a simple act that brings with it significant self-empowerment. Journaling is easy to do and all it takes is paper and pen; yet it possesses the capability of transforming a life.
Firmly believing that the benefits of journaling are worth an extra effort, journaling therapy specialist Mari L. McCarthy is offering this seven-day course that will make the process of starting a journal writing practice smooth and easy for participants.
The course starts with an exercise that includes both words and pictures, building a collage that serves to keep the participant's journaling practice on track throughout the coming weeks and months.
Subsequent days of the course include building confidence in writing skills and in personal goals; opening up to natural creativity and freeing the imagination;
Participants share their experiences with each day's journaling in a private classroom online. They are also offered private sessions with McCarthy as needed during the week.
McCarthy publishes a website (http://CreateWriteNow.com) devoted to journaling, as well as a series of ebooks – or e-workbooks, as she calls them – showing how to apply journal writing to a large variety of life's challenges. Topics have included ways in which journaling can be used in self-discovery, job searches, losing weight, overcoming writer's block, and a host of health and wellness issues.
The course is free, though participants must register in advance and purchase a workbook ($19.97). Details and registration can be found at http://www.createwritenow.com/
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