Journal/diary writing and psychotherapy have developed independently but along parallel paths throughout the twentieth century. Freud recognized the importance of the journal as a key to the psyche and Jungians have always asked their clients to keep dream logs. Aside from its use by cognitive therapists as an aid to recovery, journal writing is considered an effective lifelong tool of self-therapy and self-guidance for those who feel that they have the necessary inner resources to act as their own counselor. This course is designed for those seeking concrete methods to address personal problems and promote self-reliance and inner liberation.
STUDY TIME 30 hours - Subjects included in this 6 lesson course:
Introduction: Therapy and the Journal
Devices and Techniques
Exploring Dreams and Fantasies
A New Beginning
From Personal Problems to Personal Joy