Journal Therapy Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

While most people accept the potential benefits of keeping a journal or diary, the objective of the Journal Therapy Diploma Course is to offer you something much more substantial than a guide to diary writing. It aims to prove to you the cathartic experience of true journal therapy and give you the tools to develop your own therapeutic journaling habit. It also aims to direct coaches and counsellors who are keen to use journal therapy as part of their own practice towards the techniques and structures that will prove most effective.

The Journal Therapy Diploma Course kicks off by discussing therapeutic journaling as a specific tool for professional coaches and counsellors to use with clients, and what personal qualities make for an effective journal therapist.

This leads onto a general overview of journal therapy, with a definition of the process and an examination into the meaning behind ‘expressive writing’ and how journaling in this way works to support emotional wellbeing.

The Journal Therapy Course introduces you to the structures and support methods that are used in journal therapy and the tools and environment needed for effective, therapeutic journaling. You’ll also be provided with some powerful journaling prompts to get you started, before being exposed to some of the most popular and effective techniques used in therapeutic journaling. These include list making, writing letters, capturing moments, biographical statements, dialogue and sprints.

You’ll explore the scientific links between journaling and healing and how to effectively use journaling in your own healing or as an aid when working with clients. You’ll learn the specifics of using journaling in grief therapy, trauma recovery, and in the management of stress, anxiety and depression. You’ll also look at what dreams are and how they can be used in therapeutic journaling - learning how to start and use a dream journal.

Journaling can enhance your creativity, prompting you to create new ways of expressing and discovering yourself. The Journal Therapy Diploma Course explains the differences and similarities between creative and therapeutic journaling and the many benefits of creative journaling and the different forms it takes. The course also looks at how journaling can be used as a tool for career and life coaches – highlighting ways to use therapeutic journaling for career advancement and exploring new career options.

Journaling can benefit everyone and anyone. The Journal Therapy Diploma Course examines the different types of journaling that can be useful depending on your needs and even the kind of person you are. You’ll also be provided with 30 journaling prompts that can be used each day across the course of a month to help you in developing your own powerful journaling habit.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the therapeutic power of journaling
  • Have numerous journaling prompts and exercises to use
  • Be aware of the different journaling techniques
  • Understand the psychological, emotional and physical benefits of journal therapy
  • Know how journaling can be used to manage stress, anxiety and depression
  • Have the confidence and tools to use a dream journal to interpret dreams
  • Understand the relationship between creativity and journaling
  • Be able to journal your way to a new job or career
Woman filling in her journal in a coffee shop

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Journal Therapy as a Treatment Method
  • Part 2: Journaling as a Coach or Therapist and Journaling as a Group
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Defining Journal Therapy
  • Part 2: The Science of Journal Therapy and the Physical Benefits of Expressive Writing
  • Part 3: Journaling Vs. Keeping a Diary and Further Proven Benefits of Journal Therapy
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introducing Journal Therapy to Clients
  • Part 2: Tools of Journal Therapy
  • Part 3: How to Begin
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Establishing Guidelines
  • Part 2: Different Techniques or Exercises
  • Part 3: Feedback and James Pennebaker’s Journaling Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Scientific Links Between Journaling and Healing
  • Part 2: The Journal Therapy Acronym
  • Part 3: Journaling as a Tool for Grief Therapy
  • Part 4: Journaling to Overcome Trauma
  • Part 5: Healing Journaling Formats
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Stress, Anxiety and Depression? Journaling for Good Mental Health
  • Part 2: How Journaling Helps
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Power of Dreams and the Benefits of Journaling About Your Dreams
  • Part 2: Starting a Dream Journal
  • Part 3: You are the Expert on Your Own Dreams
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Creative Journaling Vs. Therapeutic Journaling: Differences and Similarities
  • Part 2: Reasons to Keep a Creative Journal
  • Part 3: Different Ways to Journal Creatively
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Journaling as a Tool for Career and Life Coaches
  • Part 2: Journaling for Career Advancement
  • Part 3: Journaling to Find a New Job or Career Path
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why You Should Keep Your Own Journal
  • Part 2: Personal Benefits of Therapeutic Journaling
  • Part 3: Ground Rules for Personal Journaling and 30 Daily Journaling Prompts
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Whether you or your clients live with anxiety or depression, whether you are currently going through the grieving process or whether you are an artist who has come up against a creative block, therapeutic journaling can help you overcome the obstacles and challenges you face.

Through studying the Journal Therapy Diploma Course you’ll gain the tools, knowledge and the confidence to start your own personal course of journal therapy or, if you’re a coach or counsellor, to bring it into your professional practice in either 1-on-1 sessions or group discussions.

Man's hand writing in a journal
Accreditations

The Journal Therapy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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