“It’s for this, partly, that I write. How can I know what I think unless I see what I write? My writing is the submarine or spaceship which takes me to the unknown worlds within my head. And the adventure is endless and inexhaustible.”
Take a journey to yourself!
Writing It Out helps readers use the vehicle of writing to find their true voice, access and express their feelings, tap their unconscious, and better understand their behaviors. Part One teaches the basics of journal-keeping, such as how, when and where to write; how to move past writer’s block; and ways to “read yourself,” or gain insight from what you’ve written.
Part Two offers three phases of writing exercises which include specific techniques such as letters, lists, behavior logs, point-of-view, and freewriting. Creative prompts like, “Things That Haunt Me,” “A Graph of Yourself,” and “Family Portrait,” provide the tools to get you started filling in the blank page.
Finally, guidelines for interpreting your writing for each directed exercise are offered for further self-exploration.
(Out of print; limited availability)
(Includes Tips for Parents and Professionals on using journaling at home and in therapy!)
100 creative, engaging, and evidence-based activities help teens manage anxiety in the moment. Teens release stress by writing and shredding anxious thoughts, “texting” their anxiety, writing it a Dear John letter, calming their breathing, writing by candlelight, creating collages, peace tattoos, positive affirmations, and more.
100 evidence-based activities help teens manage their emotions and learn coping skills while having fun. Prompts include trying “brain yoga,” mindfulness, making confetti out of intense feelings, switching from OMG to LOL, breathing into peace, concocting emotional “soothies,” acting from Wise Mind, and writing overwhelming feelings on tissue and flushing them!
2 continuing education units
This course teaches the benefits of journal writing as an aid to the therapeutic process. While most psychotherapy is conducted through traditional talk therapy, writing offers clients another vehicle for venting thoughts and feelings, practicing healthy self-nurturing, preventing overwhelm, and gaining information about their internal and external experiences of life. This course includes descriptions of the various uses of journaling as well as detail on seven journal-writing techniques.
4 continuing education units
Journaling II offers 36 directed journal−writing exercises divided into three phases of use. It is designed for the practitioner who would like topic ideas for their clients in addition to traditional “freewriting.” It also offers interpretive questions coordinated with each exercise. (It is suggested, although not mandatory, that the practitioner has already completed course #20-13, “Writing It Out: Journaling as an Adjunct to Therapy,” which lays the foundation for understanding the benefits of journaling and how it can best be used with clients.)
“Thank you for sharing your expertise for journaling. I have never had two hours go by so quickly. Your information and exercises were wonderful. The audience and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”
-Jane Connors-Geddes, adult program coordinator, Antioch Public Library District
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