Imagine having a place where you don’t have to be anything other than exactly who you are.
A place that offers solace and inspiration, possibility and retreat. Where you can gather the things you love and let your imagination take flight. A sacred place that’s 100% completely yours.
That’s what a journal is.
Long before I was ever allowed to have my own camera I used a notebook and pen to write about my life. I’ve kept a journal for well over three decades, ever since my 11-year-old self first wrote down the date and confided to the page that her guinea pig had died. Journaling has been my sanity-keeper and self-discovery aid. It’s helped me navigate the most devastating grief and remake my life again and again.
Journaling is the foundation for everything I’ve created in my life.
In this in-depth four-week course I’ll lead you through the creation of your own creative journaling practice. I’ll show you how to excavate your own personal wisdom and get deliciously honest with yourself on the page while flexing your creative muscles to bring more JOY into your journal.
There are as many ways to journal as there are people on the planet, so I’ll be teaching you my own particular flavour, mix of traditional pen-and-paper recording and intuitive creative decorating with plenty of washi tape and stickers thrown in for good measure. If art journaling, morning pages and good old fashioned personal enquiry had a baby, this would be it! By the end of the course you’ll have a much deeper, more honest, relationship with yourself, and whether you expand into other intuitive ways of journaling or stick what what you learn in the course, you’ll definitely have the journaling fire burning bright in your life.
Week By Week
WEEK 1 — PREPARING THE WAY
In the first week we prepare for the journey — choosing our journals, gathering imagery for our Creative Dream Journals and practising some of the key journalling techniques we’ll be using in the course.
WEEK 2 — INNER SELF
In the second week we begin the journey in earnest, starting with our inner world. Our conversations with ourselves are the backbone of journalling, so we’ll start with who we are and what got us to this place.
WEEK 3 — OUTER SELF
In week three we explore our outer selves, examining our history and relationship to our body and health. We’ll begin the conversation with our bodies, finding out exactly what they have to say to us...
WEEK 4 — DREAMSCAPE
Week four explores the dreams we have at night, and the dreams we have while awake. We’ll start recording our own dream lexicon and examine what our nightmares have to teach us.
WEEK 5 — PURPOSE
In the fifth week we’ll explore how we make a difference in the world, no matter how big or small our impact. We’ll identify what drives us and learn how to get intimate with our purpose.
WEEK 6 — SPIRIT
In the last week we dive deep into the thoughts, beliefs and rituals that hold meaning for us personally, creating space for deeper connection in our everyday lives. You'll learn journalling techniques for tapping into your inner wisdom, and find out exactly what a paper altar is...