Journal writing is a very accessible way to open up new horizons in your life as well as in personal and professional development and in creative expressive writing.

Journaling in a structured and methodical way can give you a glimpse of who you are and what matters to you and the way forward towards your goals and aspirations.

It can also offer you a glimpse into what Dr Ira Progoff, the author of At a Journal Workshop called “your own transpersonal nature and to experience “knowledge beyond understanding … that comes to us at depth.”

The research of Professors of Psychology, James Pennebaker, University of Texas at Austin and Laura King, University of Missouri have provided evidence that expressive writing both of difficult and positive experiences improves mental and physical health.

Expressive writing or journaling has also been found in the practice and research of Kathleen Adams, Director of the Center for Journal Therapy to be an important resource for clarity and insight, emotional management, stress management and self-directed growth and change which accelerates resolution of difficulties.

Individuals at any stage in their life and career can benefit from Journal Writing particularly in gaining clarity and insights of who they are and what matters to them and in connecting with inner resources to adapt and change.

Our Journaling Workshops include:

The Journal to the Self Workshop, a programme created by Kathleen Adams, teaches you proven methods to work through emotions, clarify thoughts, find solutions, resolve problems, heal relationships, develop intuition and discover hidden aspects of the Self.

You will learn fun and tried-and-true journal techniques for self understanding and personal growth.

Writing through Transitions, a programme created by Leia Francisco, helps you to change how you think about change. It offers practical strategies for addressing life and work transitions through writing exercises that offer insights about the normal process of managing change.

You will explore key questions in any transition, such as how you get through the ups and downs, and what you need to learn. The writing strategies can foster resilience and growth.

Dr Hee Soo Yin, Executive Director, Principal Coach and Consultant, Career and Life Design Consulting and Dr Chan Lin Ho, Associate Spiritual Director and Transition Writing Specialist, Career and Life Design Consulting, are both Certified Journal to the Self Instructors (The Center for Journal Therapy). Dr Hee Soo Yin is also a Master Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation) and a Certified Master of Career Services (National Career Development Association) and Dr Chan Lin Ho, is also a Professional Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation) and a Certified Transition Writing Specialist (The Center for Transition Coaching and Writing).

We also offer Coaching with Journal Writing Workshops and customise Journal Writing Workshops to meet the needs of specific groups such as youths about to enter the workforce, adults in career or life transitions or preparing for retirement.