Summer Term 1: June 4-July 1

Please note: All Summer Classes are 4-weeks long

All classes are delivered online, and cost $180.00. Classes eligible for CEUs offer 8 hours of continuing education for counselors upon verification of satisfactory course completion and submission of course evaluation. See below for CE details.

MORE ON CEUs: The Center for Journal Therapy is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified with an asterisk (*). These courses are taught by licensed or licensure-prepared mental health professionals. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Participants are responsible for checking with their state’s licensing board for their discipline to ensure that National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) continuing education is accepted.

Classes: (* = CEUs)
* S115Makimaa – Writing & Meditation – Holly Makimaa
* S115Koehnline – Clearing Space to Write – Carolyn Koehnline
* S115Hight – Writing the Labyrinth – Rae Hight
* S115deWardt – Visual Journaling for Summer – Susan deWardt
* S115Barnes – Summer Poets – Linda Barnes

S115Makimaa – Writing & Meditation
Instructor – Holly Makimaa
Journaling offers a safe place to explore the boundaries and landscape of one’s mind.  Mindfulness techniques help individuals to expand beyond these limits to the mystical realities that underlie all human experience.  Through complementary journaling and mindfulness exercises, you’ll be gently guided to bring present-moment awareness and expansive insight to life’s journey.
CEUs available.
Required TextWherever You Go, There you Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, available HERE

S115Koehnline – Clearing Space to Write
Instructor – Carolyn Koehnline
Writing requires a dedicated space, time, and focus, which can be easily taken over by clutter – the piles of paper covering your desk, a jam-packed calendar, or a head filled with too many ideas competing for your attention. In this workshop, designed especially for writers, you’ll practice applying brief, time-tested journaling processes to identify and clear distractions from your writing life. You’ll also learn ways to use journal writing to support clearing clutter from the rest of your life. Instructor Carolyn Koehnline is a Certified Journal Therapist with over two decades of experience helping people clear clutter to make room for what matters.
CEUs available
Required Text:  Confronting your Clutter by Carolyn Koehnline, available HERE

S115Hight – Writing the Labyrinth
Instructor – Rae Hight
Labyrinths and journals are natural companions.  The meditative quality of walking a labyrinth welcomes, reflects and enhances our inner journey. Writing the Labyrinth offers a two-fold exploration of this ancient process:  journaling options before, during and after walking the pathway, along with historical facts about labyrinths. Through the use of art work and writing, students will participate in a metaphorical journey as they travel pathways that can become inspiration for internal understanding and self-empowerment.  (*Note:  We will discuss the various ways labyrinths can be located and walked, including the use of paper, wooden and/or pewter templates for “finger” walking.)
CEUs available
Required TextWay of the Winding Path: A Map for the Labyrinth of Life by Eve Eschner Hogan available HERE

S115deWardt – Visual Journaling for Summer
Instructor – Susan deWardt
Go Beyond Words as you explore the connection between imagery and language to express and record your summer and life experiences, thoughts and feelings. No special ‘talent’ or art experience is required to learn these simple art making processes for personal expression or for workshop facilitation.  No text required. Students may need to purchase inexpensive art supplies for personal use.
CEUs NOT available
Required Text:  None

S115Barnes – Summer Poets
Instructor – Linda Barnes
As the season warms and minds drift like clouds above, we will discover both ideas that float, and the feelings deeper beneath as we explore 4 different summer poems/poets. Both daydreaming and stargazing are encouraged during this class. 
CEUs available
Required Text:  TBD

All Students: Register Here for Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2: July 23-August 19

Please note: All Summer Classes are 4-weeks long

All classes are delivered online, and cost $180.00. Classes eligible for CEUs offer 8 hours of continuing education for counselors upon verification of satisfactory course completion and submission of course evaluation. See below for CE details.

MORE ON CEUs: The Center for Journal Therapy is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified with an asterisk (*). These courses are taught by licensed or licensure-prepared mental health professionals. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Participants are responsible for checking with their state’s licensing board for their discipline to ensure that National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) continuing education is accepted.

Classes: (* = CEUs)
* S215Winter – The Muse Is In – Cyncie Winter
* S215Stahura – Care For Yourself, Too; Journaling (& More) for Family Caregivers – Barbara Stahura
* S215Barnes – The Poetry of Mary Oliver – Linda Barnes
* S215Hight – Riverflow: Creating a Journal of Inspiration & Self-Care – Rae Hight
* S215Severson – Social Media for Beginners – Heather Severson

S215Winter – The Muse is In
Instructor – Cyncie Winter
In this exciting course, we will explore Jill Badonsky’s most recent delightful book, The Muse Is In.  Fun, gorgeously illustrated, and packed to the brim with tips and information about how to spice up your creative life, Jill’s voice is unique in the world of books on creativity–wry, whimsical, clever, and grounded in solid directives to keep you going on the proper path.  Together, we will investigate her tools and techniques through writing, as we develop individual creative projects.
CEUs available
Required Text:  The Muse is In: An Owners Manual to Your Creativity by Jill Badonsky, available HERE.


S215Stahura – Care For Yourself, Too; Journaling (& More) for Family Caregivers
Instructor – Barbara Stahura
If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with a serious illness or injury, you daily face daunting challenges not designed for the faint of heart! If you feel isolated, with little or no support, guidance, or respite, it’s likely that your own well-being has fallen to the bottom of a very long to-do list. Overwhelmed by stress, even as you know that your caregiving is needed and important, you’re not sure how to care for yourself, too. This course in self-care will reduce stress, boost resilience, and offer respite as you learn proven, simple journaling and other techniques that can be done in minutes during a busy day. You will come away with a renewed sense of self-empowerment and knowing that you, too, deserve good care-from yourself as well as others.
CEUs not available
REQUIRED TEXT:  None


S215Barnes – The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Instructor – Linda Barnes

Wake up to summer with Mary Oliver’s rich messages.  Read, write, and reflect on your own relationship with this season through her poems.
CEUs available
Required Text: TBT


S215Hight – Riverflow – Creating a Journal of Inspiration & Self-Care
Instructor – Rae Hight
Creating a unique Journal of Inspiration invites us into a world of natural beauty and wonderment. The process of gathering heartfelt words (quotes, poetry, affirmations) and images (artwork, collage) embraces gifts of peach, energy and joy. Using the metaphor of a river, we follow the rhythm of nature, discover different ways to integrate representations into our lives on a daily basis. Through instruction and sharing of insights, each student’s experience will become part of the collective wisdom that lays the foundation for an ever-evolving, personalized journal that will inspire us and invite self-care into our lives.
CEUs available
Required Text:  TBD


S215Severson – Social Media for Beginners
Instructor – Heather Severson

Social Media doesn’t have to be scary! Learn some simple strategies to incorporate social networking into your business promotion and outreach efforts.  Explore the reasons why social media is so compelling for people in our business.  Explore and experiment to see which social networks might be right for you.  Establish personal guidelines to evaluate the return on your social media efforts.  Finally, begin the work of promoting your professional practice.  We will do some hands-on work on the following platforms:  Blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.  We will also discuss other options that might be suitable for participants’ work.
CEUs are NOT available
Required Text: None

 

All Students: Register Here for Summer Term 2