Journaling can be effective for many different reasons and can help your reach a wide range of goals. It can help you clear your head, make important connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. According to Courtney Ackerman, an organizational psychologist and researcher, effective journaling is a practice that helps you meet your goals and improves your quality of life. This can look different for everyone, and the outcomes can vary widely, but they are almost always very positive.
“The practice of writing can enhance the brain’s intake, processing, retaining, and retrieving of information… it promotes the brain’s attentive focus … boosts long-term memory, illuminates patterns, gives the brain time for reflection, and when well-guided, is a source of conceptual development and stimulus of the brain’s highest cognition.”
~ Judy Willis MD, neurologist, and former classroom teacher
Writing down your thoughts, feelings, goals, aspirations on a daily basis in an intentional way is a dynamic tool for self-improvement. Journaling brings you awareness, clarity, and a way to write your own script in life.
What you write, you control.
Choose your own adventure
Never underestimate the life changing power of Journaling. This 5 day course shows you how to use journaling to bring order to days that feel like they are flowing into each other, bringing focus and action for you to create the life that you want. It helps to bring the part of your brain called the prefrontal cortex back on-line to move toward truly living and away from just surviving.
This Course provides a daily guide on how to navigate your life’s changes so that you can learn how to leverage change, adapt to change, and learn how to benefit from change to improve your life.
The JMJ Membership provides you with various journaling guides across the aspects of life and self. Based on books, research, coaching methodologies or guest presented by experts in their field.
As a JMJ Member you get access to all the content available on our platform for a monthly or annual fee.
With the right mindset you can do more than just survive life. We believe that you can thrive through documenting your journey. Using journaling to become your own coach instead of your own critic, no matter where you are in your journey, will significantly improve your life.
These are our stories, how we were transformed through trauma, change and loss and how journaling intentionally changed it all for the better
Our eBook, Novaturient, was born from our desire to share our experiences and knowledge with those experiencing one of life's major changes (loss, trauma, heartbreak, retrenchment, illness, disability) or the lack thereof, stagnation. This is our voice in print, this is us sharing how we faced, learnt from, and transformed through our most difficult life's events in the hope that parts of our stories could become your survival guide. We also explain our process and share 24 Points of Reflection that formed the starting point of our respective transformations through life. We believe in not only processing life through journaling but progressing through it to build an even more amazing life.
Life is hard. But once you accept this you can create the life you want.
We often survive what life brings us by powering through, by enduring, and by trying to find the quickest route to feeling okay again. The opportunity for transformation, growth, and healing is often overlooked because of the approach or pace at which we expect, or are expected to "find the new normal". Herein lays some of the roots of personal stagnation, depression, anxiety, existential dread, and ultimately a life half lived. We took on this challenge and packaged our personal experiences, training and our collective readings into various guided processes to help you navigate to a space of personal transformation and a life redirected. It won't be easy, but it will be great!
Journal My Journey provides guided journaling courses designed to shift your thinking and find your way to a renewed life. We share various sets of carefully thought out actions, unique and personal experiences, how to’s, success stories, advice, check lists, podcasts, videos, books, inspiration, and motivation. Whether you have help during this stage or not, going through it is emotionally draining. Our goal with Journal my Journey is to grow a supportive community for you with shared values to help you find your way.
For those considering making a major life choice
For the person who experienced an unexpected event that irrevocably shook their life
For the person who needs or wants to make a change, but remains undecided
For those who find their lives altered to the point where they doubt who they are or where they are heading
Its also for the lost, the sad, and those who feel they have hit rock bottom who need a renewed purpose in life
We created Journal my Journey because we firmly believe that if we share what we have learnt, we could help someone who could, in turn, help someone else, and if we all choose to reveal our light perhaps we can create a sky full of stars to shine down and illuminate the world.
Journal my Journey is a partnership across continents, that brings a seasoned change management consultant as well as a registered clinical psychologist together, to bring the best resources to you in order to face this journey no matter which stage you find yourself at.
From the turn of the century I have been privileged to have worked and gained experience abroad, constantly navigating change, even though I grew up in South Africa. I am an only child and always had to find ways to keep myself busy. I loved to spend time reading and writing and continuously learning. I graduated University with a business degree, and I worked in management consulting focusing on managing change and organizational effectiveness.
I have a passion for empowering people to transform through change and become the best most effective version of themselves. Throughout my life I have had to overcome significant and sometimes incredibly traumatic challenges. I have fallen, I have overcome, and through it I have grown stronger, resilient, and more productive through conscious effort to overcome massive life changes. I believe in post traumatic growth.
There is a great deal to my story that has brought me to this point. I wanted to share the raw, real me with you. It has brought me to a place where I want to help you overcome your own emotional roller-coaster of change and become your own hero to your remarkable story.
I am a clinical psychologist currently living in South-Africa. I’ve lived with depression and anxiety my entire life. It has crippled me mentally and physically affected me, to the point where surgery became an option to curb severe sweating.
Medication helped me feel different, but never really helped me feel better. I’ve felt lost. I’ve lived in 5 different cities. I moved country to live in New Zealand. I have worked in clinics, prisons, schools, and corporate. I’ve been destructive and impulsive for large periods of my life and change has been my dark passenger for most of it.
My trauma began before I was born, in a loving and caring home. I felt it, but I wasn’t supposed to. If I gave up along the way people would have said “I don’t understand it, he had everything going for him?”
But I didn’t give up, I never had surgery, and I chose to say no to medication. In our book I share bits of what I’ve learnt and with it I invite you to Journal your Journey with us so that you too can start finding your healing, your liberation and your joy from living this life.
Are you choosing to drive transformation through change, or are you a back-seat passenger being driven by your fear?
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