“Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge.”
― Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind to Which Are Added a Discourse on the Education of Children
Dr. Norman Wise, has been journaling since he was seven years old. Using composition books he put down thoughts, ideas, and his inner world. It has proved to be a valuable way of processing feelings, releasing fears, praying, thinking, healing past wounds, understanding God, and understanding himself .
In this seminar Dr. Wise will show how to effectively journal to deal with life and seek a sane, stable, and spiritual life. Journaling is a tool that can have great power in knowing ourselves and knowing God. For those that don’t think they can journal alternatives will be provided.
If you are looking to begin journaling, improve your journaling, or explore methods to discover yourself and God at a deeper level and experience transformation this seminar is for you.
The Seminar is Free!
Research and Studies Related to Journal Therapy
“Being creative is part of human nature and journal writing has long been a major mode of expression and creativity. Research has demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of journal therapy for both physical and mental health. According to an article in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology, studies “suggest that writing about emotions and stress can boost immune functioning in patients with such illnesses as HIV/AIDS, asthma and arthritis.” Furthermore, according to researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, therapeutic journal writing can improve the mental and physical health in cancer patients. Finally, an article published in BJPsych Advances states that journal therapy and therapeutic writing are beneficial for treating severe trauma, body image problems, and grief and loss issues.”
A free light dinner will be served at 5:00 pm at this free seminar.
Donations to help us with our expenses are always appreciated.
You don’t have to call; just drop in…but by contacting us with an RSVP, it helps to reserve a set of notes for the seminar and lets us know whether you plan to have dinner with us.