Journal to the Self


Journal to the Self is a writing program that focuses on self awareness and personal growth. It covers 18 different journaling techniques which will help you to explore the various aspects of yourself, your life and your relationships with other people. This might interest you if you are considering change. You will benefit if you want to record your joys, or work through something which is concerning you. The techniques are also helpful if you have experienced loss or you just want to live differently.

Kathleen Adams, psychotherapist and Director of the Centre for Journal Therapy, developed the program in 1985 and it has successfully run in countries around the world for decades.

Benefits of this program are:

  • the emphasis is on capturing your thoughts, emotions, intuition, and uncovering the hidden parts of yourself
  • how you write or what you write about is up to you
  • your privacy is valued above sharing
  • the range of techniques offers something for everyone
  • class sizes are small to enable self exploration
  • through self-exploration, personal growth can occur

*Please note this is a writing course. It is NOT therapy.

Your Facilitator: Lisa Hunter

Everyone who teaches Journal to the Self has to complete a course of study through the Centre for Journal Therapy to become a Certified Instructor.

In addition to holding the Certified Instructor, Journal to the Self, I’m a writer and artist and I use journaling techniques for my own creative projects. My formal qualifications include a Master of Creative Media (Creative Writing). Professionally, I have worked in the corporate sector as an Instructional Designer, creating training materials and workshops. You can find out more about my background here.

Options for Groups and Individuals

Journal to the Self is a 12 hour program. Usually I run this as 4 x 3-hour sessions. However, upon request from groups and individuals, I can run it as a 2 day intensive course, or in 2-hour blocks over six weeks. If either of these options seem right for you, please let me know in the contact form below.

Current Course Dates

Dereel Community Course – Journal to the Self

Tuesday afternoons from 16th August to 6th September 4 x 3-hour sessions Dereel Community Centre – Note this is for local people of Dereel

More information here.

Dereel Community Course – Journal to the Self

Sunday afternoons from 11th September to 2nd October 4 x 3-hour sessions
Dereel Community Centre – Note this is for local people of Dereel

More information here

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