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Writing A Journal For Personal Development

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Discover your creative potential in Journal Writing.

Capture fleeting thoughts on paper and use them to develop your life constructively.
Observe recurring patterns and use them to make sense of your thought processes.
Create an invaluable memory aid and record of your day-to-day life.

Journal writing helps you to observe daily events, inner thoughts and feelings in a little more detail than most people. As a reflective practice, it enables you to observe recurring patterns in your life; identify your unique thought processes, and through this, enjoy learning more about your personal identity and goals.

Journal writing is highly rewarding and varied form of personal development, which can focus on many diverse approaches:

Therapeutic and reflective
Methodical and organised
Healing and restorative

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by phone and post.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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Course programme

This Journaling course explores what is invloved with Journaling and how you can use it as a powerful resource in your life for personal growth.

Course Content

Unit 1:Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Planning your journal
  • Getting started
  • Privacy

Unit 2:Journaling in Practice

  • Introduction
  • Keeping things simple
  • Journaler's block

Unit 3:Exploring Different Sorts of Journaling

  • Introduction
  • Picture selection and collage
  • Doodling
  • Scrapbooking and journaling
  • Starting a scrapbook
  • What makes a scrapbook different to a photo album
  • Chronologican vs. theme albums
  • Other artistic ways of journaling
  • Embroidering and quilting
  • Travel journals
  • Garden and nature journals
  • Spirituality

Unit 4:Journaling for Special Purposes

  • Introduction
  • The dream journal
  • Dream journal tips
  • Theraputic journaling
  • Catharsis
  • Journaling through times of bereavement
  • Journaling through depression

Unit 5:Through Health & Happiness

  • Introduction
  • Journaling for great ideas and happiness
  • Serendipity and journaling
  • Journaling through health issues
  • Eating disorders and journaling
  • Journaling to improve self-esteem
  • Keeping a gratitude (or appreciation) journal

Unit 6:Getting the Best Outcome from Your Journal

  • Introduction
  • Lists
  • The list of 100
  • Spidergrams
  • Reflection on journal entries

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