How and why to start writing a journal - with Frances Owen

Ref: C3532821

There is now a lot of evidence showing that journaling can be a powerful tool for personal growth, self-development and improved wellbeing. It is also fun and life enhancing. This course will show learners how to develop creative self-expression through journal writing and taking time to reflect on thoughts, feelings and life experiences. Learners will be taught how to establish a regular journaling habit which will help them deal with stressful circumstances, as well as celebrating success and accomplishments. There will be opportunities to try out a variety of exercises and prompts.

Course aim

This will course will introduce journaling, giving an understanding of its benefits, how to use a journal to support wellbeing and how to get started. It will include examples and exercises.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Regularly write in a journal for personal development
  • Use prompts and a variety of stimuli to support my journal writing
  • Progress ability to use journaling for self-reflection and self-awareness

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit:

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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How and why to start writing a journal - with Frances Owen


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