Exploring the emotional and psychological benefits of reflective journaling for personal and professional development.
“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.” - Robin S. Sharma
This popular one-day workshop looks at a variety of different therapeutically-based approaches to journaling, including:
Keeping a journal for personal and professional development - using a variety of reflective and expressive models for self-discovery and growth.
- Maintaining a mood diary - gaining insight into patterns and fluctuations in emotional outlook.
Freewriting - self-exploration and expression through an uncensored stream of consciousness.
The unsent letter: saying the unsayable - a powerful means of therapeutic release.
Keeping a gratitude journal - learning to reflect on life's blessings as a route to heightened well-being.
Dream journaling - navigating the royal road to the unconscious.
Technological approaches to recording thoughts and feelings - from mobile apps to blogging.
This event is facilitated by BACP registered counsellor and trainer Sharon Hinsull, a committed and enthusiastic advocate of writing therapy.
During the course of the day there will be a chance to look at some of the evidence-based methods through which journaling has been found to assist the personal and professional development process, at the same time providing a fun and informal opportunity for everyone to try out some of the featured approaches for themselves.
This workshop provides a valuable opportunity to experiment with a range of therapeutic journaling exercises in a friendly, supportive and non-judgmental environment. It is recommended for anyone with an interest in exploring therapeutic journaling skills for their own personal and/or professional development, and may be of particular interest to those involved in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, life coaching, mental health, youth and community work, mentoring and health and social care.
All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and accompanying workshop hand-outs.
About the host
Sharon Hinsull is an experienced counsellor, lecturer and CPD facilitator based in the West Midlands. Having spent over a decade teaching Counselling and Health and Social Care in further and higher education, Sharon now regularly runs workshops along a variety of personal and professional development themes.