Several individuals who have used the workbook that accompanies the Challenge have submitted glowing reviews.
"If you have an interest in journaling or in using writing as a therapeutic tool, Start Journaling and Change Your Life in 7 Days certainly lives up to its name!" said author Audry Fryer.
Another enthusiastic participant, writer and instructor Anne Greenawalt posted a video stating, "I was so surprised how much energy I had after writing. I had a feeling of lightness and contentedness and it felt really great."
Though only a week long, the Challenge is powerful enough to bring about real change in participants' sense of self and well-being.
Journal writing, an ancient activity, has become the focus of renewed interest lately as people are realizing the immense benefits available through journaling's writing and reflection. Developing a daily habit of pen-to-page journaling will strengthen personal calm and confidence, giving the individual a new sense of wellness.
CreateWriteNow emphasizes therapeutic journaling for health and self-growth. Programs available through the company include journaling as a way of dealing with the past, shaping the present, and imagining the future, touching on all stages in an individual's life.
CreateWriteNow's online journaling challenges include day-by-day assignments from a workbook, and the opportunity to discuss your progress with fellow participants.
During the Challenge, the workbook, private online forum, and free consultations with CreateWriteNow's leader, Mari L. McCarthy, are focused on first steps in creating a solid journaling habit that is designed to nurture health and wellbeing.
To get a feel for the program, interested people are invited to download a chapter of the workbook, at no cost.
Mari L. 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 job searches, losing weight, overcoming writer's block, and a host of health and wellness issues; as well as guides to establishing a journaling habit, and using it to find peace of mind and body.
The course is free, though participants must register in advance and purchase a workbook ($9.97), available for digital devices like Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iBook. Details and registration can be found at http://www.createwritenow.com/