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Journaling Workshops

Journaling is a wonderful way to gain greater self awareness. It trains us to pay attention to our own experiences by really sitting with our body's senses and our heart's feelings and by really listening to our minds thoughts and our innate intuitions. Writing a journal is both rational and creative, and there is no wrong way to do it.

journalingWe often have all the answers we need deep within us, but the internal chatter and external busy-ness in our lives makes it hard to access our internal guidance. Keeping a journal can help us hear and listen to that quiet voice within.

Journal writing is also a great stress buster. Studies confirm that writing help us to move forward in our lives, to heal, and to realize our dreams. We often see something that bothers us from a different perspective when we write about it. In fact, writing about an incident that upsets us from a third-person point of view is one of the activities you'll do in the journal workshop. It forces you to see things with different eyes.

Journaling also helps us access our three intelligence centers— body, heart, and mind— and get to know the wisdom each has to offer us. Brain researchers are confirming that journaling is a powerful healer in all areas of our lives and that it literally helps us solve problems more creatively.

journalingThe first thing we'll do in a typical journal workshop is to look at what it takes to start writing (or write in new ways). We'll talk about the writing process and the difference between between private writing and public writing. We will also look at finding your voice and on different kinds of journaling, such as narrative journals, dream journals, art or visual journals, reading journals, poetry journals, and travel journals. Finally, of course, we'll write, and if we are so led, we'll share. "All can; some should; none must."

Suzanne's Qualifications

A avid journal writer herself, Suzanne has taught writing and journaling for over 30 years. In 1992, she participated in the Appalachian Writing Project, which is part of the National Writing Project. Afterward, she continued to attend AWP functions for several years until the group disbanded. She has also taught yearbook and newspaper journalism in the public schools, and she is published in educational journals. You can read her blog on bodywork or her personal blog by clicking the links.

To schedule a journaling workshop for your group and for pricing information,
call 828-315-9900 or email info@tapestryliferesources.com

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Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
~Christina Baldwin

I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot... and memory is important. ~Judy Collins