Make Journaling A Habit in 2023

It's THE GIFT to give yourself!

Is "journal more" one of your intentions for 2023?

Do you need accountability and support while maintaining your privacy?  Then this is the group for you! Therapeutic writing groups talk about the PROCESS of writing  without having to read your actual writing out loud!

You can make journaling a life-long habit in  just 12 sessions a year! 

Join us for one live meeting every month in 2023 and record a years worth of memories and wisdom! 

The group will meet for 90 minutes at the beginning (ish) of each month.  (The schedule is posted below)

Jen will guide you through her favorite journaling technique - the Month End Review.  This technique is inspired by an exercise in Journal to the Self created by Kay Adams, but I've added a playful twist by creating a  3 step-writing process and an expressive arts activity.

It starts out with what feels like a big old HOT mess each month and then turns into a beautiful piece of art!

In addition to the Month End Review, you will learn NEW journaling techniques every month to add onto or enhance your journal practice. 

BONUS:  I will also teach you my 8 -step journal practice, THE PLAY PLAN, to use before you start any new project!  It's my secret weapon to overcome fear and supercharge your to-do list! And it only takes 15 minutes to do!


Jen Taylor is a licensed psychotherapist, a certified Journal to the Self Instructor and a Registered Play Therapist -Supervisor but this group is all for self-care and fun! 

*If you are a mental health professional in need of CE credits, there is an optional add-on available at check-on to take this journaling lesson to the next level!  

*Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6928. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs

What You Get From This Process:

  • Summarize DOZENS of data points each month quickly and concisely (wellness, family, work, finances, marriage, you decide what to track!)
  • Easily evaluate all of this information and easily capture valuable insights that guide your daily habits
  • Reframe  your thinking about each month into a positive word of intention that is easy to remember!
  • Create beautiful artwork that will inspire you all month long!
  • At the end of the year, you have a scrapbook that contains ALL of your memories, ALL of your progress and ALL of your hidden wisdom! 
  • Learn dozens of other therapuetic writing techniques throughout the year. 
  • Get the benefit of processing your writing (while maintaining ALL of your privacy) in the group format. 
  • A private, supportive Facebook group to share as much or as little as you wish with other  writers
  • 25%  off discounts on any other journal workshops offered throughout 2023. 

This is a non-clinical psychoeducational support group.  While the results may feel therapuetic, this is not a replacement or substitution for mental health services.   


LIVE MEETINGS (ZOOM)

The group will meet for 90 minutes at the beginning (ish) of each month. 

Meeting Dates:

It's all about the MONDAY'S 

All meetings will be held on a Monday from 12pm-1:30pm Eastern Time

January 9th, 2023

February 6th, 2023

March 6th, 2023

April 3rd, 2023

May 1st, 2023

June 5th, 2023

July 3rd, 2023

July 31, 2023 (for August)

September 4th, 2023

October 2nd, 2023

November 6th, 2023

December 4th, 2023

*If you can not attend a meeting, the instructions for the month will be available in a recorded video!

Course curriculum

    1. January Journaling Challenge: One Word

    2. Warm-Up Write Start with YOU Journal Prompts

    3. Warm Up Write January 2023 - Video Instructions

    4. Warm Up #2: Sentence Stems - Journal Prompts

    5. Sentence Stems January 2023 Video Instructions

    6. End of the Month Review - December 2022 Worksheet

    7. End of the Month Review January Video Instructions

    8. Optional Weekly Journal Prompts for January

About this course

  • $24.99 / month
  • 11 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Instructor(s)

Instructor Jen Taylor, LCSW-C, RPT-S

Jennifer Taylor is an LCSW-C and RPT-S with nearly 20 years experience in the field of social work. She is an EMDR Approved Consultant. She is a certified Journal to the Self Instructor.   She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Memphis currently living near Baltimore, MD.   Jennifer graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 1999. She graduated from the Florida State University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2005. Jennifer is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and Florida.

FAQ

  • Is this only for therapists?

    Absolutely not! This group is for personal growth. You do not need any credentials, licenses or anything else in order to participate. I've had children as young as ten join our groups! This group is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy. If you have a history of trauma or other mental health concerns, please let your therapist know that you are participating in this group.

  • What if I can't attend a meeting live?

    A video with the instructions is always available within the course for you to complete the process independently. You can continue to share your comments about the process or your reflections for the month in the private Facebook group.

  • What if I don't like it?

    If you are not ready to commit to an entire year of journaling, you can choose one to pay for one month at a time! Test out the process for a few months and see what you think! Yearly subscriptions are not refundable; however, you will continue to have access to the course and all content until your subscription expires.

  • Will this be recorded?

    A recording of the instructions will be available every month. The actual Zoom meeting will not be recorded.

  • Are CE Credits Available?

    12 NBCC credits ARE available for an additional fee. If you are a mental health professional and need CE credits, you will be given an option to add that on during check-out. In order to obtain NBCC credits (1 per month), you will be required to complete additional reading and take a quiz on therapuetic journaling techniques.

  • Can I purchase just the CE courses and not the journal group?

    NO. Why? I believe that it is important to experience the interventions for yourself BEFORE you ask a client/student to go through this process. As you become more comfortable with journaling as an intervention (and not just an open stream of consciousness exercise) - then you become more authentic in your use of therapuetic writing with your clients. In the CE courses, you will take the exercises that we are practicing and apply them to clinical practice with a variety of presenting problems.