Summer 2 Term: July 28 – August 24
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)
* S216Hight – Writing the Labyrinth – Rae Hight
* S216Winter – Creative Living Beyond Fear – Cyncie Winter
* S216Scherlong – Create a Daily Practice for Happiness & Joy! – Nancy Scherlong
* S216Barnes – Poetry at Play – Linda Barnes
* S216Stahura – Grateful Heart Journaling – Barbara Stahura
S216Hight – 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.)
Required Text: Way of the Winding Path: A Map for the Labyrinth of Life by Eve Eschner Hogan available via Amazon
S216Winter – Creative Living Beyond Fear
Instructor – Cyncie Winter
In her newest inspiring book, Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, explores the world of our creative expression. Through an informed, wise and empathetic perspective, she invites us to face the fears and the challenges that would undermine our creativity. Through her guidance, we will use the writing process to explore, embrace, and strengthen attitudes and habits that nurture “creative living beyond fear”
Required Text: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
S216Scherlong – Create a Daily Practice for Happiness & Joy!
Instructor – Nancy Scherlong
Would you like more peace, more relaxation? Is your life sometimes over-busy and it is hard to fit in routines that nurture you? Grab your journal and join us this summer! Together we will journey through Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh’s spiritual sourcebook “Happiness.” Most of our memories of joyfulness involve a sensory awareness and feeling fully present. Through selected readings, poems and journal prompts, we will identify practices that help us “stay” in the moment with our experiences. We will create both individual and community rituals for expansion into vitality that feed our mind, body, soul and relationships.
Required Text: Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices by Thich Nhat Hanh and available through Amazon
S216Barnes – Poetry at Play
Instructor – Linda Barnes
It’s summer! Our poems are fun and easy, short and breezy. We’ll play with short forms that anyone can write and everyone will love! We’ll look at haiku, tercets, limericks, list poems and more! No prior poetry experience necessary.
Required Text: None
S216Stahura – Grateful Heart Journaling
Instructor – Barbara Stahura
“It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.”
~~ Br. David Steindl-Rast
A wealth of evidence now proves the benefits of gratitude, not only for our emotional and mental well-being but also for our physical health. In this class, learn to use your journal to enhance and expand your gratitude practice beyond list-making, explore the myths that can stop you from living with a grateful heart, and discover how your gratitude practice can ripple outward to create positive change in the world.
CEUs NOT available
Required Text – None