Journaling benefits

Enjoying a writing for change workshop[headline_arial_small_left color=”#86BF39″]Because your journal is private you can:-[/headline_arial_small_left] [green_tick_2_list width=”100%”]

  • Express your feelings and thoughts in an uninhibited way
  • Clarify goals, before sharing
  • Release unhelpful thoughts and learn to let go
  • Gain a sense of perspective and control
  • Store and analyse your dreams[/green_tick_2_list]
[order_box_2 width=”60%” + border=”4px”]To find out more about journaling, listen to these recordings

Journaling with Dr Bridget
Back to school, Damsels in Success with Diana Barden
[two_columns_1][headline_arial_small_left color=”#86BF39″]You will start to:-[/headline_arial_small_left] [green_tick_2_list width=”100%”]
  • Understand who you are, what you want and how to get it
  • Find new ways to tackle old behaviours, issues or problems
  • Unwind and relax
  • Communicate with others better
  • Create positive intentions and affirmations
  • Discover a pathway to self awareness which provides insights, upon which you can act and create change
  • Find creative solutions to problems and challenges[/green_tick_2_list][/two_columns_1]
[two_columns_2][headline_arial_small_left color=”#86BF39″]The great thing is about journaling is that:-[/headline_arial_small_left] [green_tick_2_list width=”100%”]
  • It doesn’t have to make sense to anyone but you
  • Its spontaneous and creative
  • You can use it to kick start your creative writing / storytelling
  • It’s fodder for your memoirs or book
  • It helps you relax just before sleeping
  • You can publish and tell the world what you think, through your blog or a book
  • It’s’ fun[/green_tick_2_list][/two_columns_2]
[headline_arial_small_left color=”#86BF39″]Reasons to start journaling and writing:-[/headline_arial_small_left] [green_tick_2_list width=”100%”]
  • You can start to put things into perspective and gain clarity
  • During or following an illness
  • Divorce or separation
  • When you are feeling stressed
  • Conflict with others
  • Redundancy, career change
  • Loss of a loved one[/green_tick_2_list]

Everyone who puts pen to paper is creating a new way to health and happiness. It doesn’t matter if you can’t spell or think that your grammar is rubbish, what is important is that you get your thoughts onto paper or in your computer.

[testimonial1 author=”Justine Swainson”]“Jacqui has recently rolled out her “Writing for Change” programme, which utilises her skills as a writer, trainer and coach. Her “Starting to Journal” workshop was expertly presented and offered participants a number of techniques to open them up to the skills and processes of journalling, and the applications of journalling in creating personal change and development. A very interesting, creative and innovative programme.”[/testimonial1]

Note: I am first and foremost a coach and writer who uses writing for raising self awareness and for creating self directed change. Writing for change is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or medical treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified counsellor for any mental health symptoms.

Starting to write

A writer is someone who writes. Sounds simple. It is!

Writing is a fantastic way for anyone who is interested in making changes to their lives, to be able to express what is going on privately, reflect on the content and plan what happens next. It requires no special talent, skills or experience. All you need to get started is an open mind and a pen and paper.