Journaling is one of my favorite tools for self-reflection and increased awareness. I recommend it to all of my clients with eating and weight disorders, and now I'm recommending it to you as well. In a way, journaling is like your personalized tool planner. By writing out your responses and reactions to using specific tools, you can help customize your experience by tweaking whatever's not working. Or bring your journal along to your counseling session or therapy group, and let others help you interpret your words.
spirit of change is a 21-day journaling course that will get you started with a journaling practice and help you explore the benefits and potential of journaling as a therapeutic tool.
Looking for some quick journaling tips? Check out this journaling article by Liz Strong or the free Therapist at Home e-book. Please also watch for more upcoming writing workshops at the White Picket Fence Counseling Center.