Evoke your creativity. Blossom as a writer and artist. Heal emotionally. Unfold spiritually. This is what you get from The Art of Journaling. As a writer and psychotherapist, I have a unique skill set to offer which I call “Embodied Writing.” You learn to find your words in your body. And you never run out of ideas.
BUT, the kind of journaling I’m inviting you into is daring. It is risky. It is courageous.
You may very well need to hide your journal from all eyes but your own. The nature of journaling is that it is private. Your journal is your womb and you are the developing fetus.
Journaling can be born of desperation. Of obsession. Of passion.
Journaling introduces you to yourself. It is an investigation, an exploration, an archeological dig into your innermost depths.
My first hope for you is that journaling replaces all your other addictions.
Most people begin journaling because they are emotionally bleeding. If this is you, journaling will support your deepest healing.
So many believe that writers can only create from suffering, but this is not true. After a while, to my amazement, I found that journaling led to ecstatic writing.
My second hope for you is that you discover ecstatic writing for yourself. But more on that down the road. You need to bleed first.